So I went back to work today after a couple weeks away.
I feel so drained. It was so hard to go into work after being away. To walk into the climate I have grown to hate. To try to put on a smile for the people I like, but the place I hate.
We had a board meeting and then the annual employee appreciation lunch. This is when my boss pretends I don't exist. He doesn't introduce me to anyone, doesn't acknowledge my accomplishments, doesn't sit with me, and doesn't allow me to present to the board, instead presenting letters I wrote as if he wrote them himself.
Further justification for why I am looking for a new job.
Which I will find, on my timetable and to suit my needs.
I will appreciate the experience I gained here and learn from it while I create a new reality for myself.
I deserve recognition, growth, opportunity, challenge and respect. All of this and more.