Don’t give up

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Kathman

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Nov 8 36 Comments

if you’re reading this right now, you were meant to see it

I sold my house in Chicago, 2018 to relocate to Texas for a new job. my mom died at 66 the day I got there. I struggled with grief for a year, my life was a wreck. I was on 6 different antidepressants and seeing a therapist. life really sucked. I go to our sales kick off , great time, only to be told the following week , my job was eliminated. for 7 months I applied for jobs, nothing . I had my resume professionally written 20 times, paid $150 for a LinkedIn makeover. I took a junior level role for benefits, my boss micromanages me and I feel like Ive gone 10 years back in my career. But i stayed grateful and worked hard, respected my boss although he undermines me in front of others. so, your probably going so what. here’s the good news. today , I received a VP of sales role in IoT. I interviewed with this company back in August, and I was given an incredible offer. my point, you may be unemployed, not knowing how youre going to make it. your dealing with an illness or maybe someone close to you died. someone broke up with you. my point, where you are is temporary. it will get better, have faith, practice gratitude for the little things BUT DO NOT GIVE UP!!!! sorry for the spelling errors. I hope this brightens your day or gives you peace

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  • Cadence Mariposa
    Congrats OP I have been on your shoes but not trying to compare your grief with mine; our pains are all painful.

    10 years ago lost my dad suddenly, he was the breadwinner and I (who was a student) suddenly became a 24 yr old parent to my mom- who had just undergone a brain surgery and my younger sister.
    Found a job, supported family emotionally, financially.
    Lost the job. Went through shit.
    Found another job
    Underwent a surgery.
    Got my sister educated abroad and got her married, just the way if my dad were around.
    Parent to Mom as she wants to study English!
    Life just passed by..... (Sorry your story just kindled the emotions)

    Life is unfair, life is tough, life will teach, life will have to go on with or without.

    I have a good job, workout, trying to live one day at a time. People keep asking me why I am not married. Well some of us have things to care. I don't know what's in store for myself... I guess whatever it is I have to face it!

    So yeah everyone has battles they are fighting. Be kind and stay hopeful.

    Not that it matters, I am a woman. That strong woman with scars so deep, yet she is smiling, beaming and uplifting others.
    Nov 8 5
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      Kathman

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      Thank you for sharing. Be good to yourself this weekend, maybe a spa day or sleeping in? Continue to take care of yourself . Hugs
      Nov 8
    • Cadence Mariposa
      Thanks, hugs to you too. I apologise, my intention wasn't to steal your thunder. Just adding that there are warriors amongst us, we just don't know. I barely speak about my story; not many people know about it.. it's just so easy to be annoymous and let it out
      Nov 8
    • Cadence Mariposa
      No sleeping in; going to get some kickboxing done ;)
      Nov 8
    • Hulu TrNf5340
      You both are very strong and wish you both all the best! I wish more people were like you instead of just committing crime or suicide!
      Nov 8
    • New MYfP25
      Thanks for your story, it reminds us all that we all never alone in this, each got our own struggle and we should all be a little kinder to each other whether online or in person, and remember what is ultimately more important in life. Great story, thanks for sharing. Stay healthy, it is the new wealth. 🙏❤❤
      Nov 10
  • PNC ace136
    Thanks for sharing! I’ve been killing myself the last year to make a career transition and don’t yet have much to show for it. Your story is encouraging and I’m hopeful I’ll land my dream job soon and my hard work will pay off!
    Nov 8 2
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      Your time is coming. Practice gratitude for the little things and take care of yourself.
      Nov 8
    • Neurocrine hst36b
      Same. I have been trying for such a long time to change my job that it's embarrassing.
      Nov 8
  • Turo baddude
    Thanks for sharing. Grief is hard enough to deal with when the rest of the world wants to rain shit on your parade.

    I like to think, always revolt. Fight for what you think is right and want you want. It's the best way to combat the absurd mind.
    Nov 8 2
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      It was pretty bad, I had lost all hope but channeled the energy to helping others instead of sinking lower.
      Nov 8
    • Turo baddude
      I'm glad you could do that. It's a hard thing to do.

      I keep telling myself despite all the pain the world gives me, I can try and make something good of it. Take the negatives and either help myself or someone else grow.

      It's good to see some positive on blind instead of TC and toxicity. Thank you.
      Nov 8
  • Google turbocuck
    Are you married? Kids?
    Nov 8 2
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      Kathman

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      Married. 3 dogs , no kids
      Nov 8
    • Neurocrine hst36b
      Wow great life
      Nov 8
  • Wayfair sconine
    Thanks for the encouragement. Losing a parent sucks. I’m trying the best for my family and I wish the best for you and yours
    Nov 8 0
  • Uber jkfh2134
    So nice to read these kind of posts amongst all the madness, materialism and TC discussions. Thanks for posting this, really nice 👍
    Nov 9 1
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      Agree! And thank you!
      Nov 9
  • Northrop Grumman Tacoabout
    Op I needed to hear this. Thank you!
    Nov 8 1
    • Hulu TrNf5340
      We all did! This was a good post to end the week and start a good weekend!
      Nov 8
  • AECOM cstnty
    TC?
    Nov 8 4
    • Amazon TiCi
      Yup sadly all these titles don’t matter until the TC is displayed. Plenty of kids in startups deemed ‘VP of shitfacing’ when their role is just to shitface.
      Nov 8
    • New / Sales
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      500k (salary and bonus)
      Amazon, I feel bad for you that your culture/work environment makes you miserable, lighten up. Life’s short
      Nov 9
    • Amazon TiCi
      Never said I was miserable. Congrats on the high TC
      Nov 9
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      Thank you 😊
      Nov 9
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    🗽fidimore
    Great story! Thank you for sharing!
    Nov 8 0
  • Hulu TrNf5340
    Wish you all the best! ❤
    Nov 8 0
  • Apple ORrange
    Thanks for sharing !! I wish you all the best at your new role !! You are an inspiration to me
    Nov 8 0
  • Great to hear, rooting for you!
    Nov 10 1
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      Thank you!
      Nov 13
  • New / Sales
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    I can’t like all the comments for some reason but thanks for reading. Wishing everyone a good weekend
    Nov 9 0
  • New MYfP25
    Thanks. Just what I needed. 🙏❤❤❤
    Nov 9 0
  • Cohesity D6G150SRE
    Congrats
    Nov 8 0
  • Microsoft PlCO53
    Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing and best of luck!
    Nov 8 0
  • New aknt
    Good for you. I hope you enjoy it.
    Nov 8 0
  • Apple appen
    Only one word to say... thanks
    8h 0

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