Gainsay who Dare

I still marvel.

Look around at my life and think “I’m not sure how this happened.”

Every thing that would have gotten me in trouble at my last job – every.single.thing is an asset in this job.

I was too blunt, not a team player in my job. In this job, it’s leadership and refreshing honesty according to my colleagues and clients.

In my last job a mis-step was the end of the world. In this job it’s a “well, let’s not put that slide in the deck. Let’s be mindful of the following concern.”

In the old job I told my manager, who went to the meetings. In this job, they ask if I can fly in for the meeting.

Every thing. Every Single Thing.

And in my old job, I seemed to live on this precipice, waiting for the hammer to fall. In my old job, I felt like I had to be silent, I felt like I was never what they wanted, that the only way to keep from constantly getting thumped was to never say a word. I felt like I couldn’t win.

In this job I am “delightful” and “very funny” and “articulate” and intelligent.

And if I needed more proof, yesterday I got promoted.

Gainsay who dare. . .

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12 Responses to Gainsay who Dare

  1. a says:

    Congratulations! It’s nice to be appreciated…

  2. Sharon says:

    Good for you! Your hard work has paid off. I was just thinking this week about how wonderful it would be to have a job where one is appreciated. Your experience is proof that it does happen.

  3. Betty M says:

    Excellent news! It’s rare to find a job that just fits so its great you have found one.

  4. Erica says:

    Good for you! I’m so glad you found a place where your hard work and skills and smarts are appreciated.

  5. Mr Spit says:

    I continue to be thrilled for you in the present job. And not just because you continue to validate what I’ve told you for years!

    You? You rock! Congratulations darling.

  6. Needles says:

    Way to go! And that was the reason it happened.

  7. loribeth says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

  8. debby says:

    Oh, how wonderful…gainsay those who dare indeed. Congratulations to pne of the most daring women I know!

  9. GeekChic says:

    Congratulations on your promotion!

  10. Catherine W says:

    Fantastic news!

  11. Reese says:

    Woohoo!!! Congrats!

  12. Tree Town Gal says:

    Just damn awesomeness all around… you and the new employer. How critical for those with whom we work value us for who we are. I think the same can be said about spouses, come to think of it.

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