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How Did You Get That So-Called Promotion of Yours?
By:Larry Icabandi Nabiong

Well, once you have put in your head that you are really achieving--be wary that one day such wrong doings of yours would definitely be exposed and you would be sorry. Yes, no matter how good you are in hiding the truth, still, there is inside you that cries "foul!". And you know that you are just temporarily enjoying (?) your so-called glory for your days are numbered.

Don't panic yet, just let yourself be absorbed by your achievement. Who knows, those people responsible for your promotion were just acting out blind then and all making you thinking you were safe... but later, they would come back to you and let yourself explain the following " how did you fool us? What sort of magic potion had you given us to think that you were the right person for that promotion?" and so on.

Tsk...tsk...tsk...you better shape up before that fear of yours become your worst nightmare. Yes, nobody is really that lucky to fool all people all the time, sometimes, you cannot be that successful. No best laid-out plan is that perfect not to be exposed to the scrutinizing conscience of yours!

Anyways, let us now have random thoughts on the baggage you are carrying that makes you feel the jitters and all every time that promotion of yours are brought out in a conversation by your colleagues, and the like. It is hard to pretend. Yes, authenticity is foreign to you. You could never be honestly proud of so-called promotion. One might comment that something has been wrong here... and needing corrections.

You are always feeling paranoid. You might be thinking that somebody would find out the truth... and such feeling of being watched closely by someone, would make you feel like a guilty murderer on the loose. Fraudulent documents, say, recycled certificates of seminars and the like, borrowed and/or bought school credentials, some under the table strategies just to get a point higher over your competitors'... well, name all kinds of sleigh of hands, hocus-pocus -- and you are guilty beyond reasonable doubt!

Stop now brandishing such new-acclaimed glory for you know very well that such is a fake!

The author is a mentor of teachers in elementary grades in the Philippines. Aside from being a grade school teacher, he is also contributing articles to magazines just to make good use of his spare time. He has joined writing contest in the past, but until now, he is dreaming of bagging an award! This is why, he is now trying his luck in this endeavor--blogging-- to find his niche and somewhere, somehow find a way of publishing a book.

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