06-30-2018 10:33 AM
My personal favourite mantra which was given to me in a card as a supporter of Youth off the streets is "Never ever give up on yourself. You are worth fighting for." I completely understand where you are coming from in regards to grasping technology . I have recently completed a BA in Community development via correspondence and assignments and tasks that would be smashed out quickly by my younger peers such as powerpoints and voice recordings took me a lot of time and frustration as I had to basically teach myself how to do it. Nothing can compare though to graduating and receiving my degree, so stick with it! Also in regards to your past experience , unfortunately I have also learned that bullying does not stop in high school and we are faced with them in the adult world. The way we take away their power is by being in control of our responses to them. Noone has the right or the power to diminish your self worth if you do not allow it. You are amazing to be changing you path to something that is better. You have got this!
07-01-2018 01:05 AM
I would like to say a big thanks to all of you who posted lots of positive thoughts my way but I write with bad news I am afraid. I went in to work yesterday and just felt like a fool!! The others in the class were asked to take part in telephone scenarios whilst I was asked to go to the canteen and refill everyone's water bottles. !! When your gut instinct tells you something, it is usually correct. For the last 4 weeks I have had the distinct feeling that our Trainer did not like me. She seemed to spend a lot of her time with the younger members of the class and whenever they needed help she would sit by them and show them on their PC how to do certain things and 9 times out of 10 I was told to "refer to your manual" which was complicated in itself. Yesterday when I told her I just wanted to leave, she went to get one of the Managers who stood and spoke about me as though I wasnt even there, then they took my Pass Badge and escorted me from the premises. I felt they couldnt get rid of me quickly enough!! All this to work in a Call Centre!! The trainer actually stood with a big smile on her face as she was saying goodbye. My class mates could see that I was becoming somewhat withdrawn and so just decided to stop speaking to me. I had to sit and listen to them, along with the Trainer, laughing and joking about how well they were all doing and how good it was to see everything "start to come together". I really did just want the ground to open up! Now I have now job, I dont know what to do and my confidence is a low as it has ever been! XXXX
07-01-2018 06:52 AM
07-01-2018 10:24 AM
@Madmacca don’t let them get you down. It is there problem...their anti-social behaviour not you. As hard as it is, you are better off working somewhere else that appreciates your skills. Be strong and try somewhere else. It is their loss.
07-01-2018 11:33 AM
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07-02-2018 09:30 PM - edited 07-02-2018 09:32 PM
I found this today in my search for graphics for my own projects. Although it's not a positive affirmation as such, I really like it because I was able to quickly identify words that I could attribute to positive qualities in myself.
I've enlarged it, printed it out and stuck it on my mirror so I can look at it when I wake up and before I go to bed.
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