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15 March 2014 @ 11:58 pm
2.5 years ago:

Before I started at my current job, there was a minor ruckus about my position that I don't really know much about, but a result of it was that when I came on board, there was some ruckus about me in a small corner of the organization that didn't matter a whole lot to me. One woman in particular -- Cindy -- made it very clear right away that she didn't like me or the job I'd been hired to do, and she's the sort of person who takes a lot of pride in being harsh and "tell it like it is", so she was quite explicit in letting me know the ways that I was not up to snuff in her opinion, starting with my hair and continuing to my professional background as she knew it. Okay, fine, this is someone I have to deal with very infrequently (though not never), so, ok, I'll ignore all the bullshit and just do my job as professionally as possible around her. Which I do.

2 years ago:

Cindy had led an irrelevant campaign trying to prevent my promotion. I got promoted.

1 month ago:

Cindy said to Michele, who reports to me, that she'd like to move to supporting someone in our division. Michele says to Cindy, "Of course that would mean reporting to Rosa ..." and Cindy responds, "Well, that might not be so bad."

This week:

Someone I've never heard of emails me to ask if we can have lunch, saying Cindy suggested she contact me. Later that day, I run into Cindy and say, "Hey, your friend emailed me. We're gonna have lunch sometime!" Cindy says, "I've known her since she was born and she just started working here and she's having a real hard time finding people who are weird and interesting, and I told her she could reach out to you, that you know all the best weird people to know and that you could really help her. Thanks for taking her under your wing."
I'm feeling: happyhappy
TWPyouvebeenpixied on March 16th, 2014 04:25 am (UTC)
That is brilliant and makes me a little teary.
Co-conspirator of Squee: fairymuffyjo on March 16th, 2014 04:53 am (UTC)
You have a talent for keeping you cool under duress and moving forward in style. It's nice to see the return of your efforts to keep being amazing.
chenoamegchenoameg on March 16th, 2014 12:54 pm (UTC)
That is amazing. I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
teapot of wrath: mooood3l1r1um on March 18th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
Chipceo on March 16th, 2014 01:33 pm (UTC)
I'd totally subscribe to a "the rosa technique" newsletter. (Actually, I guess I already do.)
Kcatkcatalyst on March 16th, 2014 04:30 pm (UTC)
Cos: frff-profilecos on March 16th, 2014 05:11 pm (UTC)
whynotkaywhynotkay on March 16th, 2014 06:46 pm (UTC)
Mouseketeer Stigmatatrom on March 16th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
Way to kick ass and take names!
halfmoon_molliehalfmoon_mollie on March 16th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
sabriel_sabriel_ on March 17th, 2014 02:53 pm (UTC)
this really, really, really filled me with happiness and I, too, got a bit teary.
drwexdrwex on March 19th, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
Working well is the best revenge?
Also, "the best weird people" is totally my new phrase for the week.
metaphortunate sonmetaphortunate on March 20th, 2014 04:45 am (UTC)
How to destroy an enemy. :)