In a feature I call “Your Turn,” in which you, the readers, get to answer the question, I’m presenting the following letter without commentary from me:
She’s home now for summer break and currently working at the store. She came just in time for me to get a raise and a letter of appreciation from the owner. I had hoped no one would mention it, but our manager pinned the letter to the board for everyone to see, and she started up again with the “It should have been her” comments. To make things even worse, another girl moved to the deli because I was promoted before her and yet another has complained to customers about being passed by me for an promotion.
Meanwhile, I chose to go to a community college to help my parents with bills. I graduated high school with honors, and work as hard as I can and always smile and speak to customers. I have only called in sick three times, one of which was because my grandmother died and the other two because I was in the hospital. Our owner mentioned that at least ten customers called him to compliment my people skills and helpfulness. How can I make my friends understand that, while I believe I do deserved these promotions, I do not think that I am better than them? Is it even possible or should I MOA? — Grocery Store Employee