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Getting Overlooked at Work Yet Knowing What You Want

April 9, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

Today was the second time I’ve been overlooked in my department for a promotion. It bothers me because the person who got the promotion has been here less than three months. I started to stew a bit, but I decided that the best way to let this out is to blog about it.

I’ve already talked about the type of career I want. I want a writing and social media job. But more than a job, I more envision having something of my own and my own way of making money. Whether it’s making money blogging, freelance writing, managing social networks via freelancing, or something along those lines. Right now I’ve been holding onto this more stable job because it’s financially necessary, but this isn’t something I see for myself long term.

At the heart of it – I am a writer and I want a career that uses this love.

In addition to that, I also grown more confident with the fiction I write, too and I am definitely getting better. I’m submitting stories, getting critiqued, and working on actually EDITING these stories.

I AM growing as a writer. This is something I need to remind myself on days like this. I feel envious at this coworkers advancement, because it’s always nice to get recognition at work for doing a good job, but I don’t want the advancement. Having this type of promotion for me, would add more stress at work, and give me less energy to work on the stuff I really want.

Do you have a day job that just pays the bills? Have you ever had days like these where you need to remind yourself why you do what you do?


  1. Jess says:

    Remember, it’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know. Office politics, that’s what this is all about. Make nice, be friends with the person who hands out promotions. Get yourself a Rabbi and a Puller if you want to move up at your current company.

  2. Maurice says:

    Have you considered building your own business from home?

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