Feeling Forever Thwarted

Do you consider yourself a hard worker?

Do you put your heart and soul into your job because it’s something you love doing and want to progress and flourish in your career?

Do you ever fall under the radar but see colleagues get promoted when they’re not even good at their job?

Because, same!

That’s what it’s like in my job.  I work so damn hard and I’m such an honest worker; I get in at 7:20am every day, and leave at 6:10pm.  As a teacher, I love my job and I love what I do – I want to provide each and every one of the children in my class with the best opportunities and the greatest knowledge that will get them those opportunities.

Enter Subject A at 8:30am who has recently been promoted to a Senior Leadership role, given their own office and even a PA (a rarity in a school considering the Headteacher doesn’t even have a PA!).  They have no experience in their field and delegate their workload to most other people (and don’t even follow through on necessary tasks in their role); then, they are awarded a ‘study day’ on the last day of term.  And what do they do with that study day?  They have their hair and nails done in prep for their holiday to Dubai.

I know, I know!  Bitter, much?

And I am.  I can’t help it.  It’s soul-destroying when people achieve greater roles in life through severe ‘brown nosing’.

It’s a common thing in the world, and I really need to learn to accept this as a given in life, but it’s so frustrating when the people who are being rewarded are people who do not care about their job, they throw people under the bus (seriously, this person grasses people up to the boss regularly!), and they shamelessly suck up to the right people.

Is this where I’m going wrong?  Will I constantly be thwarted in my career because I’m focusing more on doing a good job than sucking up to the boss and pretending to do a good job?

It’s hard when it’s not in your nature to be that person, and to believe in achieving promotions through merit.

However, this is a cut-throat world, and indeed a cut-throat profession.

I am such a supporter of people doing well in life; I am always sincerely happy for people  when they are promoted and rewarded for their efforts.  But I can’t help feeling disgruntled when the promotion does not seem deserved.

Does anyone else feel like they are being constantly thwarted by people who just seem to have the ‘gift of the gab’ and don’t actually do a good job?

I’d love to know that I’m not alone!


via Daily Prompt: Thwart

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