A WOMAN has made the appalling mistake of showing her employer everything she is capable of doing.
Ignoring warnings from colleagues, 23-year-old Lauren Hewitt approached her new job with enthusiasm, completed tasks competently, in full and promptly, ensuring the rest of her time in the position will be harrowing.
She explained: “You’ve got to understand, I was in a really bad place at the time. I’d been hit by optimism and thought I should throw myself into everything and give it my all.
“It started small, like replying to emails right away and answering calls on the first ring. And then I got to the point of no return: they asked me if I had any capacity to take on an extra task, and I said yes.
“How was I supposed to know how it would snowball? Now they keep asking me to do things and expecting me to do them well. They’re saying words like ‘growth’ and ‘promotion’ and ‘long-term strategy’.
“I should have kept my head down. Seamus opposite has a masters in economic planning which he’s kept completely hidden in favour of doing bugger all.
“The next job I get I need to establish a baseline of the bare minimum. That way when I do get off my arse to do something, they throw a f**king parade.”