Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It has been quite a long time since mt last confession and I'm not entirely sure as to why I'm here now.
[[continue->01]]//Is something troubling you? Or perhaps something that you wish to seek guidance with?//
[[continue->02]]Not //troubling// me per say, more irritating me.
[[continue->04]]Well I work in this office for a company that has ties to basically everything. I like my work and I'm damned good at what I do, the best actually. I'm the bosses favourite, he told me that much. But the thing is, he made a new department a little while ago and he spends all his time focusing on them, giving them all his praise depsite the fact that my department ''is'' and always ''has'' been doing the best in the entire company.
[[continue->05]]I just don't understand what is so great about his little project when he has enough departments who already do everything he asks. ''I'' have done everything he's asked and never once asked for anything back. A promotion would be nice, or at least a little recognition!
[['I understand your frustrations, but'->N1]]
[['Over-confidence can be dangerous'->B1]]
[[suggest reason for behaviour->G1]]//I can understand the frustrations you have towards your boss but is it not perhaps a tad presumptuous to assume that you are more deserving than others? It is not wise to be led by your own hubris.//
[[continue->N2]]I am not being led by my hubris here, I ''know'' that I am deserving and it irritates me more than anything that I am being neglected in favour of this pet project.
[[continue->N3]]I am deserving.
[[continue->N4]]I know I am...
[[Bad->BO4]]//Have you considered that it is perhaps this exact kind of prideful behaviour that is pushing your boss to focus his attention elsewhere? Your overconfidence is dangerous and is not only a risk to your immortal soul, but to everyone else around you.//
[[continue->B2]]//I'm certain that you are deserving of praise, but I believe that you must look beyond your own abilities and perhaps take the time to understand why your boss is spending his time on this new department. It may be that he is nurturing them in order to help them stand on their own.//
[[continue->N6]]I fail to see how me wanting a little bit of recognition is endangering my 'immortal soul'. I have worked tirelessly to get where I am, do I not deserve a reward for my efforts?
[[continue->B3]]Is it so immoral to have those who have the skills and have the experience to recieve more accolade and appreciation than those whose skills and abilities are lesser? Ignoring the proficient is dooming their light to wither and die as they see no point in continuing to be exceptional.
[[Your pride will be your downfall->BO4]]
[[Be aware of your hubris->NO5]]//It is wrong to put ourselves on pedestals to which we have no right being on. The original sin was Pride and it is one of the most deadly, falling weak to it will only invite the other six into the hearts of man. Your overzealous attitude to putting yourself above others will be your downfall unless you change your ways and beg the Lord for forgiveness!//
[[continue->B5]]//I don't know much about your workplace or your boss but have you considered that he is focusing all his attention and praise on this new department in order to make sure that they get up and running properly? If it is entirely new then maybe he is monitoring their progress and waiting for when they are able to work without his guidence. Once they can stand on their own, he will return to putting his energy onto your department, and in turn, you.//Hm. You could have a point there actually but regardless I still cannot fathom why they need so much of his time in order to, as you put it, stand on their own. It just comes across that the people he has hired are about as skilled in the workplace as a five year old.
[[continue->N7]] //You were in their posisition once, were you not? You must understand that training and learning takes time and is needed for anyone coming into a new job.//
[[continue->N9]]I understand that new staff need to be trained on how to use some of the software or on how we do things but that doesn't require the boss to oversee everything. His attention should be focused on the company as a whole and not one small group of newbies!
[[continue->N10]]At this point I think, no, I //know// that I could run the company better than he can.
[[Neutral->NO11]] I wouldn't waste my time on those who will spend an impossible length of time weighing down the company and taking up its resources when you could simply remove the department or hire more competant replacements.
[[Bad option->BO7]]//Would you want to take on your boss's job? Being the head of your department is one thing, managing an entire company is another thing in of itself and is not something to be taken lightly.//
[[continue->N12]]I'm sorry Priest, but I fail to see how begging for forgiveness will help me with my current situation. It's obvious to me that you know nothing of the business world or how things work outside of your little Holy bubble here in the Clergy.
[[continue->B6]]Perhaps if you had greater knowledge of the world outside of the confides of the Church you may understand **why** I feel this way and **why** I believe that my boss is such a blind fool for his ignorance. These new hires are a damned waste of time when he has a perfectly oiled machine working already.
[[Bad->BO7]]//And you believe that you, a department manager, have greater knowledge on how to run a company than your superior, **your boss,** who has been running the company for presumably quite a long time? It is bold and foolish of you to assume that you know better than someone with far more experience under their belt.//
[[continue->BO8]] //Have you no humility left in you or has pride completely clouded your judgement? Our minds our weak and evil finds its way in through the cracks in our judgement, sinking its foul fangs into our souls and poisoning them with sin. You, my child, are sick and you must rid yourself of the sin that is tainting your immortal soul lest you allow yourself to be cast down to the pits of Hell for all eternity.//Of course I would! Given the chance I'm pretty sure most people who jump at the oppertunity, the pay raise and benefits alone are reason enough to take the job. For me though, it'd be the chance to change things up, run things the way that I'd want them to be run. I can show my boss that his methods are not perfect and that I'm more capable than he thinks, even if I have to show him that by force. I'm not the only one dissatified with the new department, there's a good few people in my department and others who are irritated with how things are being run and are wanting change. //I// could be that change. I could take over and become the new boss, one that was chosen by the staff because of my own efforts and not because of my family name or friends in high places.