“Ass-U-Me”

Once again they’ve given the promotion to a coworker who’s been there less time and knows less than you. Over the years you’ve proven yourself to be reliable, a hard worker, trustworthy, and able to multitask under great pressure, yet you’re constantly overlooked for opportunities to further yourself. Is it discrimination? Intimidation? Limitation? Why is it you’re repeatedly passed up time and time again?

It’s true “discrimination” still remains in 2014. Whether it’s because of the color of someone’s skin, gender, sexual preference or some other form of prejudice, “discrimination” is alive and present in many workplaces today. Many of you reading today’s post have been over looked numerous times and you wonder why… Have you ever considered asking? You know like, “What was the key factor that separates you from the selected candidate?” Asking empowers you with either the “truth” or a big bowl of “beautiful”, whichever you receive, at least you know how to move forward.

I’m an African American Man and I must admit my Brotha’s and Sista’s play the “Race Card” to the uttermost. Every time they’re over looked, it’s automatically because they’re black. Now don’t get me wrong, there are times we are discriminated against because of the color of our skin, but not always. Then there are the women who interview for a job and the position is given to a man… Automatically the person hiring is a bigot and discriminating because they are a woman. Now don’t get me wrong, there are times women are discriminated against because men fear dealing with the emotional roller coaster, possible sexual harassment cases, and the uncertainty of who’s going to appear each day, but not always…

It’s not always “discrimination” that holds us back; sometimes it’s the “limitation” we place on ourselves… Instead of asking “why”, we “assume”. We assume it’s because of the color of our skin, gender, sexual preference or because we’re not liked by the interviewer. In doing this we become angry, (Click here to read more…. http://www.TheTruthBowl.com )

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