You get the phone call saying you got the job. The pay is good, the work is good, life is good. You start the job and you absolutely love it. You think about how lucky you are everyday. You get to work from home, and nothing could get any better.
You start getting pushed out of the company. Your pay drops, your work gets taken advantage of, life is not so good. You’re conflicted on what to do. Should you quit? Should you talk to your boss? But your boss has been so good to you. You can’t believe she is doing this to you.
You go into the realization that this company is only causing negativity in your life. You do the only thing you can possibly do and quit.
You feel relief. You feel all of the stress being lifted off your shoulders. No more working late into the night. No more dread of getting up in the morning to work on an endless pit of work. You are free.
Then it sets in. You don’t have a job. You went from making good money, to medium money, to no money. You apply for jobs with the hope for something as good as you had it at the beginning, but nothing comes along.
You settle for a retail job and realize that everything is going to be okay.
There is going to be times in your life that you will be taken advantage of. Things won’t work out, and you’ll feel like your dreams are crumbling. Your dreams will only crumble if you let them.
I recently experienced a situation like this with a company I thought I would be with for a very long time. I thought the outcome was going to be perfect, but it ended in all of my hard work being taken over. It hurt and I got really sad about it, but now I realize that sometimes you can’t put all of your trust in people. YOU are the only person that can make your dreams come true.
From being taken advantage of, I’ve learned valuable lessons that I will take with me in life. Looking back on it, I think it was honestly a blessing. It has made me become a go getter. I’m no longer afraid to try out new things. If they fall through, I know it’s all going to be okay.
Sometimes the things that hurt the most are the most valuable lessons we have. Take each experience with a grain of salt, and never become crushed when someone makes you feel like you’re not good enough. You are always good enough. Go prove them wrong.
Always sign a contract when going into a job.