No Hope

She was finally going to get a new boss even though she didn’t want one.  They asked her to be on the search committee, she declined because she was going to apply for the job.  This was hopeless she knew but she wanted to make a point. She had been running the program for years while they paid the big bucks to men that were not doing their job.  Unfortunately, this scenario was going to continue.  It came down to two candidates for the position.  She participated in the meet and greet of both candidates. One was clearly already chosen for the job, the other was just a formality, to say yes we looked at many candidates. The one they chose was more of the same. Egotistical male looking to further his own agenda. The one they didn’t choose, he might actually work.  She told this to the search committee but no one listened. When she heard the first candidate bragging about getting the job, she started planning her exit strategy. She was NOT going to live through this again.  Depression turned to despair.

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Hope Comes and Goes

His adult life had been spent mostly West coast.  He lived alone by now. He had friends but no romance.  At work, there was no room for promotion, he would always be second, they made that clear. More disappointment that he didn’t understand.  He needed a change.   He applied for a job on the East coast.  He was not sure he would take it, but he needed a new start so what the heck.  It was good pay and for a prominent institution.  He went through the interview process, making sure everyone knew what he was about. He didn’t want to change his entire life if this wasn’t a good fit. Finally it was down to two, he was one of them. He came out to meet everyone, including the one person he would be working closely with, and looked around the area.  They chose the other candidate.

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Next week: No Hope 

Her Life is in Shambles

She continued to push through the oppressive husband, not accepting his desire to keep her down, but it took its toll. She took a job that he did not support, even though it was a wonderful opportunity.  He was angry, she was excited.  She would be traveling again and that meant getting away from him.  She would be working for the organization she loved again, her first love. 

All was going to be wonderful except once again, it wasn’t.  The man she worked for turned out to be the worst person she had ever known. He too tried to keep her down, keep her in a box, more oppression. But it was worse than that. He was hurting the organization she worked for. She went through hell and back and finally he was fired. Upper management finally realized how aweful he really was. Only instead of thanking her they treated her like she was the problem. She risked everything to save her organization and they crapped on her as a result. She knew she did what was right but no one upstairs would admit it. 

With work finally not as horrible she continued to try to save her marriage, even though it was a depressing mess.  She had given up on any hopes of decency in men and became unhealthy and depressed.

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Next week: Hope Comes and Goes

A Lifetime of Commitment Gone

The boy from Nebraska, even though life had thrown him some tough times, was still committed to doing what is right. His career had been exciting and fun, but the promotions did not come. He was too honest.

 He spent 20 years of his life doing the best he could, exceeding in many ways, but upper management didn’t want honesty, they wanted ass kissers. He was let down by the organization he loved and the family he loved. Divorce and retirement, a double whammy at the peak of his life, was devastating.  He felt betrayed and defeated.

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Next week: Her Life is in Shambles 

Life gets Exhausting

The hippy girl from Virginia became a career woman, with a child, and a husband to take care of. Strangely, she married the same year the boy from Nebraska did.  She grew up believing a marriage is a partnership, a husband is a companion, that they work together and support each other.  She soon found out that her husband had other ideas of what a marriage should be.  His help was minimal and he expected her to take care of him constantly as well.  

Soon she felt like Cinderella, always with some chore that needed doing and never getting ahead with no break in sight, while her husband watched TV.  He complained about many things and made her feel like she failed as a wife, meanwhile she was slowing becoming enraged.  She explained, they went to marriage counseling, nothing helped. Her marriage too, was failing.

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Next week: A Lifetime if Commitment Gone