So today while at work I was checking my school email account and noticed an email congratulating me for being a member of the Dean’s Circle at my graduate school. The email also attached a PDF copy of the school magazine I am featured in along with a few other students. I was proud of myself and chose to forward the email to My Guy, mom, and two coworkers I am cool with.
Well about 15 minutes later a mass email when out to my department ccing the CEO of the company sent from our department head with a congratulatory message. I began to cringe when I read it. I asked my co worker why did she send it and she thought our main boss should know the talent he has and to also give a few managers something concrete to hate on. While I am very proud about my accomplishments and where I am going, I am very low profile when it comes to my resume and workplace. I already have to deal with these women insecurities; I don’t feel a need to remind them why they should hate on me.
Its funny I was a little embarrassed by the email and only a few people sent me praises, but at the end of the day I ask why should I be ashamed?