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1 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-14 01:35 ID:hJqtNDQJ

All in 1 day:

Learn that my application for promotion was rejected arbitrally. The application was glanced at by my superiors, and two days later I was informed I did not get the job. It was today that I learned that it wasn’t for another three days that management began interviewing the applicants. This came as a surprise to my co-workers as I am already performing, and performing well, most of the work I was applying for. Probably because I only have partial college education (the job is High School degree and/or experience), that I took several weeks off last year caring for a bed-ridden parent (yes, that includes wiping their ass and turning them to stop bed sores), and paragraph #3 below.

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2 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-14 05:48 ID:fdLigYrY

Hmm...yeah, that sucks.

1st paragraph ---> A shame you didn't get the job...I would consider working for another company or trying again, but from the sound of it they aren't even considering your app.

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3 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-14 05:50 ID:fdLigYrY

oh yeah, DON'T GIVE UP! ^^

4 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-14 06:55 ID:8Nqind66

If she's a psycho nobody will listen to her anyway. Let her flail around, you aren't doing anything wrong by turning her down.

5 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-14 07:35 ID:c1Fr4bXI

What >>3 said, don't give up.

I'm just an anonymous on a message board, but you know and I know that bad days happen. This might have been your worst. Whatever, just pick things up and go at it again. I won't say that the only way you can go is up, because things can always get worse. But you seem like a good person who doesn't deserve all the shit you've been getting.

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6 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-14 12:14 ID:CcQjYT/q

Any advice for paragraphs 4-6?

7 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-14 12:16 ID:okz6fxCb

I think I read your last thread a few months ago. It was something to do with the office whore with a big mouth and you trying to move to a job position away from her(?).
Anyway, sucks that your life hasn't improved since then.
You've done all that's in your power to try and get yourself out of a hole, so you're definitely not to blame. I guess if I were in your position, I would work to polish up my resume (perhaps doing volunteer work from time to time. Who knows, might be therapeutic), stay focused, and keep your goals. Don't resign yourself to a lowly office position for the rest of your life. If you're not going to get an opportunity from this boss, then switch bosses. That is, stay dedicated to your work, but at the same time, keep an eye out for job positions at other companies.

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8 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-14 19:22 ID:fdLigYrY

haha, I didn't click on 'see whole post'...ah well. You get the idea, just hang in there!

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10 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-14 21:05 ID:fdLigYrY

It's called a 'space bar'. Use it.

11 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-15 16:14 ID:ysNDfufH

I found out yesterday that the reason she'd been hem-hawing is because a few months ago she became "exclusive" with another guy, and she wasn't certain what my intentions were (and we'd both been sick off-and on for 7 weeks). So, yeah, did I simply mis-interpret her touchyness and the way her entire face would light-up and how her voice would soften whenever she saw/spoke with me (up to last Sunday) as interest for something else, or am I being jerked around?

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12 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-23 06:11 ID:VS7HNtlv

Okay, so hopefully last note about this. She decided to call-off the coffee-date via email, stating that she'd forgotten an appointment she had made a week or so previously. Since this is the 4th time she's broken-off any sort of meeting I replied via email that it was fine, and that it's my fault for waiting so long to ask her out (I usually don't date co-workers, and it took me 8 months to break down and ask her out). She replied back that she appreciated my honesty and she hopes we can still joke around with each other. Not even "be friends", just "joke around".

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13 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-24 02:37 ID:Heaven

That all really isn't so bad, I know people who have been through much worse.

If I were the OP I'd sue the employer for allowing sexual harassment to occur.

14 Name: Secret Admirer : 2007-05-27 02:18 ID:zJZJCxsp

Actually I'm not that bothered about her. She's already on final warning for having sex in the stairwell with another co-worker and leaving the condom behind. So is he, of course.

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