I used to work in a company that was rather destroying in the self esteem department. Let us call it Company X. I was an Admin Assistant and to me that is huge and I felt I was on the right path. See, with my Psychology Education I feel I am best working with people and Admin and HR are an attraction I have. Back to Company X, see as the Admin Assistant it was my duty to make sure the office is Operational in terms of day to day operations. To me that was enough to warrant an Introduction; I mean I was at the center of it all. I am the first person you meet after the receptionist and I am the carrier of all the information you may need. And hey I got the recognition I deserved from SOME people but that was it.
To my former boss, I was of no value to the company and this was evident when he went round introducing other ‘more’ deserving colleagues the introduction went something like this “this is so and so he/she is a holder of a degree in mathematics he/she is XX in our company.” And they would get to my desk and my former boss would strictly lead them away. My heart would break into a million pieces, this went on for close to four years. Never being given credit where due and the recognition needed even for tasks I performed and were presented to guests the credit would never find its way to me.
I did my work non the less and I made sure I gave it my best. Where I was reprimanded I would take the advise given and please note that this was whether i was guilty or not. I took it in and told myself I need this job.
Don’t get me wrong I was not working for the recognition or introduction. NO. but imagine the boost that would have on my esteem and the pleasure i would receive in executing my job. I enjoyed my job because I got interact with different classes of people but on the flip side it also made me see my CLASS.
Would I do the same to my employees? I am an employer in my own capacity and I make sure my staff get the recognition they deserve because I know what lack of it could do to a person.
I read so many articles on how to get the job of my dreams but I never read an article on how to deal with the downs that come out of that job.
Most of you my readers will tell me that I am an Attention Seeker and that I am being petty, well no, I am not petty and I am not an Attention Seeker I am just another working class lady toiling for the pay and hoping to do that while happy and recognized. Is that so much to ask?
Well, I got another job and I am doing better.