So, this is going to sound a bit childish, but it is hurting me non-the-less.
I thought the years of people intentionally hurting others by talking behind their back was far behind me, but apparently it is not. I recently left one position at my job to move to another across the country (with the same company). The person who took my old position has been saying really mean things about me since I have left – my job performance, how I didn’t do things I should have, etc.
I know I should just let it go, but it bothering me a lot. I have moved on, got promoted, and am doing something I want to do, so I should not let it get to me. I know part of the reason why she, and others, talk about people behind their back like that is because they are jealous and insecure.
But it still hurts…. and sometimes I wonder if maybe I am not that person who she is talking about – the poor performer who didn’t deserve to get promoted, etc.
I am trying to not have it affect me. I am who I am, and I deserve to be where I am at – at least that is what I keep telling myself. Who cares what other people say, right?
Well I do, and it hurts – even thousands of miles away.