This is such a great wakeup call that's important for us to remember. It's hard to realize since it seems like you matter to your team, but to everyone above you you're just a position to fill in many cases.

I've seen people turn down amazing opportunities, choose not to live abroad and receive therapy here in the US for months on how to accept their life instead, and forgo asking for what they deserve because they like their managers too much to be "pushy". All because of valuing the people they work with.

The unfortunate thing is that it definitely wouldn't work the other way around for the company, so we need to stop putting our lives and dreams on hold for a one way relationship.

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