You may have seen in many situations, that a new person who is replacing someone in a position is faced with a lot of expectations. The newcomer is constantly measured up against the predecessor and often (if only out of loyalty) found wanting.
“You have big shoes to fill ” is a refrain that you sometimes hear too often. It is intimidating and discouraging. Although I have never been on the receiving end of this kind of situation, I can realise how difficult it must be.
The object of this tirade is to remind people to welcome new colleagues or neighbours with an open mind and not compare them with their predecessors. Each person has unique talents and abilities and you must be given the opportunity to prove them.
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Dear friends, in the memory of our dear Hélène I have decided to continue this challenge. I will post a new challenge on 12:00 am PST, every Monday morning. Rules; You can write a post on your blog and create a ping back to link to the original post. Write an original story, poem or […]