That Promotion Might Be a Step in the Wrong Direction

Sure, it’s objectively good to get more money and demonstrate progression, but what is your ultimate goal?

Sarah Smith
Forge

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I was once a subcontractor at … let’s call it Schmoogle. I had been there for about two years. I was, in spite of being bored to the point of catatonia, quite good at my job. At every evaluation, I…

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Sarah Smith
Forge

Novelist. Tarotist, poet, lazy Virgo. Nothing is real; magic is real. Writing is a way to see in the dark. sarahelainesmith.com, @braindoggies