She wants to climb to the top of the corporate ladder.
But, like most people, she has to wait her turn.
She had seen others less qualified than her go on taking positions they had no business taking.
However, what does a woman in today’s world do to reach the top?
Unlike her, other women she witnessed would go on doing the unimaginable just to come up. And others either quit or remain holding their current job title that has been the same for too long.
The latter is what she has become and not too damn proud of either.
She was the valedictorian of her high school and a well-known Ivy League college. She knows her way around this Fortune 500 company that one would think she is the President and founder.
Still, she has been here for five years with the same job title as when she first started. She even interned here. She required, no, she demand a raise and a large order of respect.
When she was called in for an unscheduled meeting with the company’s panel, her nerves got the best of her.
She shook it off and prepared herself for anything. She checked her teeth in her silver compact mirror. And smooth out the imaginary wrinkles in her navy one-button pantsuit. What’s the worst that can happen? She simply cannot accept less or the same; going up is the only option.
©2021 Pamela E. Hester