Skip to comments.I Feel Terrible, but Jealous of My Friend Who Wants a Job Where I Work
Posted on 02/07/2018 3:03:59 PM PST by Armen Hareyan
He got a job with fixed term contract and told his friend. His friend also wants a job where he works and she applied for a position in the same company. She is now being interviewed for the permanent position and he is jealous. He knows it's bad.
Jealousy is one of the seven deadly sins and many people are plagued with this passion. Most people will probably say no if you ask them if they are jealous of something. But they don't realize jealousy can plague us in casual life situations without us knowing about it specifically.
Today I learned about a man who is worried because his friend, with whom he gets along very well may get a permanent job in his workplace.
His Friend Wants A Job Where He Works
He recently got a new job and is at at the moment fixed term with the possibility of it becoming permanent. He says he loves his job and the people are really nice there. He hopes to stay there permanently.
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Why in the world should one be jealous of someone else’s success? If they are successful or not, it does not affect your life in any way, except to the extent that you allow it to happen.
He’s trying to get clicks on his blog. It’s the only reason he’s at FR.
Well at least he posted it in the correct section.
Okay Armen. I'll bite.
No, I don't get jealous.
Cause I am by far the most awesomest dude EVER.
IOW, you don’t GET jealous, you make OTHER people get jealous.
Kind of like Mattis. He doesn’t stay awake at night, he makes other people stay awake at night.
It’s not jealousy, it’s envy.
And your enemy
won’t do you no harm
‘caus you know where
he’s comin’ from
She checks more HR affirmative action boxes. End of story.
I’ll play along. Recently a long time “friend” and I were up for promotion. He was selected while I was passed over. I wasn’t terribly bothered that I failed to select but I was bothered by his selection. It was one of those irrational cloudy thoughts I had to work on exorcising from my thinking. Outwardly I try to be happy for him, but deep down there’s resentment and maybe jealousy. It’s a petty sin I don’t bother trying to justify.
Yep to your first statement--though I'm too polite to say the second.
It is what people say though: jealousy when they mean envy.
It's like when left-wing fascists are called liberals. They're not liberals. Liberals believe in liberty: left-wing fascists do not.
He needs counseling - he’s not so much jealous as he is angry, because HE was given a temporary position with a chance to become permanent while SHE is being given a shot at becoming permanent right away - it’s a clear case of sexual discrimination and he has every right to feel angry about it - his only problem is that he should recognize and accept those feelings and appropriately on them......
No. But I have brought friends into companies that I worked at that had skills we needed. It was good for the company and good for them
I am jealous of your awesomest humility. :-)
Sorta like the old, "In Soviet Russian Free Republic, comments post YOU."
I would focus on the vast alternatives and do stuff about it. You would be so busy with natural self improvement, little room for jealousy exists.
My 2 cents. Cha ching!
No, but then again I don’t have many friends.
pffft! How about, gay pride? Yeah.
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