Just wanted to say I'm so sorry for not welcoming all the new ones, not responding yet to all the wonderful replies to my posts, not saying happy birthday to everyone, and not being a good friend to those in need. I'm sorry. I've been sick, as well as preoccupied.
There's a major rant building up in me....which I will append to this post; aren't you all lucky.
I feel like such a frigging loser.
Let me just say: It's no one's fault that I got sick and had to start my life over, esp. not my employer's. But I just get slapped in the face over and over and over again, reminders of my losses, and it hurts.
A co-worker, who never speaks to me, and whom I had no idea even knew anything about me said today (because I was fighting back tears), "Can't you see that C. (our manager) is afraid of you? You terrify her. You are much more intelligent than she, and she knows it. You do not belong here."
I think I'm going to go cry.