I’ve encountered a lot of distress lately. It’s about self-confidence, any sense of self-value or in fact who you are. Seems easy, but that’s how foreigners feel daily. It comes down mostly with work and how they treat you over there. Everything else in manageable.
What to do when you’ll hear all of the compliments, like how you’ve improved or how everything I do is amazing or yo, you’re very talented and everyone has a lot of respect and understanding with what I need to face regarding languages – and in the end it closes up with simple “you’re good, but…not good enough”. The biggest joke I’ve heard in my life. Just smile. But do it rather with the joker style.
What to do when you’ll hear all of the promises, like what kind of plan do they have for you and so on, what kind of responsibilities and since you’re so amazing we want you here and there to do this and that – but… it’s not happening and it won’t in the nearest future? They’re telling you “until we decide, we will use you and let you rot where you don’t belong”. Oh, boi. Eat tuna every day. Or any fishes. Let them smell that rot.
What to do when you’ll get all of the responsibilities, that nobody wants to do, but hey…you’re so reliable and the way you deal with sorting those documents… it’s just wow. It’s like “we want you here…for cleaning our mess up”. Ow. Have fun if it’s not what they promised you on their job interview. Let it ride. At some point, the karma will ride them.
What to do when you’ll be constantly undervalued and no matter what you do, it’s always questionable? Well, how about you don’t question yourself, you do what you do with 101%, you set the bar high and just keep going. Go somewhere where they will value you. Have some faith and determination.
But don’t forget to show the middle finger. Have you thought about the specific person? Great, you’ll know where to start.