‘Good morning’, he said as I walked passed by my asshole, former manager.
I pulled a “if looks could kill” face.
He let out one of those sarcastic laughs and mumbled ‘Is this how it’s going to be’.
Yes, indeed, this is EXACTLY how it’s going to be.
I feel nothing but hate for this man.
I changed every inch of my life for this job.
Moved to another country. Accepted going down in salary.
Almost broke my relationship over the move.
Promosing that everything will be fine. That for once in my life, I will be fine.
But the moment this man became my manager, things went downhill for me.
Over the course of time, I have heard different kind of advices for my situation.
That’s what I am trying to do.
Instead of being happy that I am giving him a free pass to ignore me too, he is playing the dramatizing victim.
Forget about it
Easier said that than done, isn’t it?
I am not made of robot feathers and if you’d be in this situation, neither would you be.
This for me is the most disturbing one.
“You can’t change the situation anyhow”, I have been told.
I can’t, but I do know who CAN.
I know it’s too optimistic that his manager would actually choose me over him and fire his ass.
But me showing that I am not the type who accepts this kind of beviour is a small step for the next generation. Maybe.
Everyone is replaceable, we all know that.
But what we often don’t consider is that it takes time and money to replace someone.
And if I had to guess who’d take more time and money to replace, I’d put my money on me.
Not because I am better and certainly not because I am more experienced.
But someone with my area of expertise is more rare to find.
In general, I can’t forgive or forget.
Some say it’s not a healthy way of living.
Others tell me it’s up to God to decide who can be forgiven and who can’t.
But just because I am a victim in this case, doesn’t mean I am a Saint.
And I have no intention of meeting him in my after life as well.
So, I’d rather fight it out on Earth.
Not with violence. Not with mean tricks. Not even with bad words.
But I will make very sure that once I leave this company, he will get the blame for letting someone valuable walk away.
Can you easily forgive someone?