I'm a freelance writer, and I have a confession to make - I haven't been writing in weeks.
I've been drowning in fear and confusion about what's going on in the world.
I'm losing traffic, momentum, my passion for writing, a sense of connection to reality and the people around me. With no end to this darkness in sight just yet, despair has gotten the better of me. I've isolated myself in my mind - as if social distancing isn't enough to bear.
That is until I saw how many more people are just as paralyzed by fear as me while facing this pandemic.
I wasn't alone in my fears.
People are losing jobs, clients, struggling to secure a stable income, fearing for themselves, their families, and friends, wondering when their next meal will be.
Then I saw many other people still striving amidst everything that's been taking place, especially our frontliners - who are sacrificing time and contact with their loved ones, sacrificing sleep, food, sanity to keep that fire of hope burning for us.
It made me see that it's possible to be hopeful and broken at the same time. Hope is possible even in the midst of chaos.
So don't give up. We're all suffering and rooting for each other in our own silent ways.
And this is my way of keeping the fire burning. Let these words be for you a gift and a reminder of love and support from a friend you don't know.
Even the darkest night gives way to the rising sun. This storm will pass. It will. It must.
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Yesterday I was supposed to have my 1:1 with my boss directly after our team call to talk with him about my Q4 goals.
He asked the rest of the team to stay and hear what I had put together. When I told him what I had planned he said that I wasn't proactive or strategic and hadn't done certain things. I spoke calmly back and said it wasn't true and that I had done these things he mentioned and it hadn't really worked well and then I mentioned what was working. It didn't go well and I feel angry and demoralized as I have had a lot of success in my role but he keeps making terrible comments like this in meetings. I have a lot of experience in my field and I'm trying to share my expertise but he doesn't want to listen to it and thinks he knows everything. I'm hoping for some advice on how to handle someone like him.
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Were my annual reviews too long winded and how do I get my underpaid direct reports larger than average salary increases?
Hi, I have two direct reports at a job I started at the beginning of the year. One is a more seasoned employee who has been doing the work of two employees imo for over a year and the other is a recent collect grad. We recently had our annual written reviews and I wrote about four or five paragraphs on their strengths and accomplishments, trying to point out specific things I thought were above average in terms of contributions. I also mentioned that I hoped that their contributions were acknowledged in terms of more competetive pay.
Now I'm worried that the reviews I left them might have been too long winded for HR/Senior Management to read through.
I also feel like both of them aren't even being paid a competetive wage. What else can I do to try and get them increases? I have spoken with my own manager who agrees with me, but he also said his manager is focused on the budget. Any ideas how I can convince the people who have the power to sign off on increases to increase their pay my more than the standard COL increase?
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I am Aswini.
I was working in software QA, India.I have had a break of 7 years in my career since 2015 for take care of my family.
Now i am planning to start my career again.Can you please help me to find jobs.