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When have you had to be brave when all you've wanted to do was weep like a blubber-titted bitch?
Tell us so we can judge you.

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(, Thu 1 Aug 2013, 17:36)
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Just recently, I went for a hellish assessment day and naturally, nearly got a promotion. Which didn't suck as hard as it could have because no one else I work with got it either.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and after much deliberation we were allowed to reapply along with external applicants so I resubmitted my application and lo and behold, I didn't even make it to the interview stage. Imagine my humiliation when everyone else I work with did.

I spent the rest of the afternoon in a black mood, pretending to get on with work. That is until a colleague came over and asked if I was ok. Don't you just hate it when you are trying to hold it together and someone does that? When I said ‘I’m fine’ it sounded more like ‘Fuck. Off.’

About 10 minutes, later I flounced out like the great big loser that I am, and went home to get drunk and cry (Apparently my other half found me asleep on the sofa in my tights and shirt with a bottle of ginger grouse in my hand and eye makeup streaked all over my face and neck – what a treat).

Furthermore, I have, through gritted teeth, suffered the further humiliation of people commenting their surprise and outrage that I didn't get through when most other people did. I'd like to thank each and every one of them for their concern by punching them in the face and then crying whilst eating chocolate liqueurs. But instead I smile politely and echo their surprise.

More importantly, no one even noticed my flounce, that's how much of a dim-witted gonk I am; Failing on every level.
(, Fri 2 Aug 2013, 12:21, 8 replies)
lol loser

(, Fri 2 Aug 2013, 12:29, closed)
I feel your pain, so have a click.
You also get a click of gratitude for informing me of the existence of Ginger Grouse. I must now google to see if anyone ships it to France.
(, Fri 2 Aug 2013, 12:29, closed)

(, Fri 2 Aug 2013, 13:16, closed)
I got passed over for promotion, recently, too.
An extra couple of grand per year to work longer hours and be a meatshield for the head of department? Eh, I'll live
(, Fri 2 Aug 2013, 12:47, closed)
maybe you should've tried harder?

(, Fri 2 Aug 2013, 13:15, closed)
"I'd like to thank each and every one of them for their concern by punching them in the face and then crying whilst eating chocolate liqueurs."
(, Fri 2 Aug 2013, 13:29, closed)
I'm sure the assessment wouldn't have been hellish if you were competent enough to deserve the promotion in the first place.
Just saying, like.
(, Fri 2 Aug 2013, 13:32, closed)
I once told a boss I was going to apply for an available promotion.
He laughed in my face. I looked at it from his perspective and realised what a bad move it'd be on his part to offer it to me and started laughing too. "Yeah, fair enough," I said.

Point is, it's work, other things are FAR more important.
(, Fri 2 Aug 2013, 14:23, closed)

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