Today, it’s tough to get jobs. Employees in select industries are becoming more and more dispensable, and for each entry level employee, there’s at least 5 applicants that would love to take the job off your hands. Being a low time pilot, multiply that competition exponentially. I’ve worked reception jobs where people have called, literally looking to take my position, and it’s my job to pass along the resumes. Tough, right?
It’s not easy getting into some industries, and a lot of your opportunities weigh on how your superiors see you. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there that still discriminate- sexist, racist, homophobic, you name it. There are a lot of people that aren’t shy to share discriminatory views in the workplace, no matter how inappropriate.
In a job that you want, need, and are so replaceable in, how do you voice your opinion when it opposes that of someone who has a say in the opportunities you’ll receive? Where does your voice and values stand against what you’ll do to be successful and get ahead in your career? Sometimes all it takes is standing up for what you believe in to be labelled as having a “bad attitude” and taken off the job. You could say that it’s just a job, but if you’ve lost it, then you’ve also lost the opportunity to change the workplace environment once you’ve gained some seniority.
I’ve reasoned with myself that I should take whatever is thrown at me with nods and smiles, and one day, when I have some seniority, I will take it all back by making sure that the work place is 100% inclusive to all genders, sexualities, sexes, races, religions, etc.
What do you think? Add a comment below or message me directly, i’d love to hear your thoughts!