I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed. Being one of three candidates for the position, there was not a huge amount of competition. And I felt I had the experience and the proven skills the position called for. So, to receive a call and be told someone else got the position was a bit of a letdown. But I am not circling the drain. READ: Three Things I … [Read more...] about What it Feels Like to Not Get the Job
Them - "How’s it going today?" Me - “I’m darn glad to be here.” Them - "Are you ok? This is work." Them - "This is a paycheck. This is what I do to survive. Are you sure you heard the question?" Them - Why would you be happy to be at work? Two-thirds of American workers are disengaged at work, or worse, according to a new Gallup study on the American … [Read more...] about So many people hate their jobs, why don’t I?
I’ve been offered a job. When I meet with the wizard (my new boss), I know what he can do for my friends and support groups. He will give out courage and even a testimonial to those in my group. But is there anything in his basket for me? Dorothy had to learn that she had the keys to what she wanted the entire time. She just hadn’t realized it. So, it is with me. I’m not … [Read more...] about I’m off to see the Wizard
What is it about making a decision? I have done my homework. I have filled out the worksheets. I have spoken to my supporters, my therapist and my family. And I am still not sure what I should do. And I haven’t even been offered the job yet. Just because the interview went well, doesn’t mean I will be offered the position. Yet here I am in the same situation, having to think … [Read more...] about I think I should. I think I shouldn’t.
This is one of the key skills I must learn if I am to make sure depression is not my boss. Asking better questions, not just hearing the voice of depression will keep me from making impulsive, rash, and often destructive decisions. In the hospital, I was given a handout titled “How to Challenge Unhelpful Thinking Styles.” My thanks to the nurses at UVA 5 East for this … [Read more...] about When Will I Ask These 12 Better Questions?