Well said, Caitlin Seida! :-)

“My embarrassing picture went viral

When strangers mocked me for my weight, it was a lesson in Internet cruelty, mean girls — and fighting back”

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/02/my_embarrassing_picture_went_viral/

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A 40-ager’s thoughts… can’t complain /:-)

Well, of course I can.

Somehow it got to be August and this will be only my 4th installment of ‘A 40-agers thoughts…’ that I’ve managed to post so far. My excuse is again, life — and a general lack of time.

Since my last post on this topic (in February) a good chunk of my time has be absorbed with the necessity to apply for my current ‘day’ job. Yes, I had to apply for the job for which I have been fulfilling the responsibilities of since January 2011. The good news is that I have now been officially offered my job.

But please don’t offer me your congratulations. This is a bit awkward for me, as I’m never quite sure what to say. The polite (expected) answer, of course, is ‘Thanks!’. How I always want to answer is, “Oh yes, it was so rewarding to have to grovel for my own job… the job duties I was actually employed to do + the job duties that were dumped on me when someone else vacated a different position… the work I have performing for 3.5 years with no increase in pay or even any sort of acknowledgement.”

That being said, I do enjoy my work, which is why I’ve stayed with it for so long. I simply have to learn to pay closer attention to when I’m being taken advantage of and take steps to remedy the situation.

As you can see, of course I can complain. But next time I’ll try to refrain.