In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Break the Silence.”
I have to say the occasion was not recent. It has been roughly 2 years but I am writing about it as it keeps coming back to me and I still despair over the fact that I did not say what I should have said and the way I should have said.
What I did say to my boss when a colleague (aka blue eyed bastard!) I had agreed to handover a project to on a certain date quickly threw me out of the picture (despite what was agreed) in time to take credit for the fantastic idea I had implemented on the project.
Instead of simply saying – “I felt a bit strange and I am not sure why he got the project transferred to his name and informed everyone when we had agreed on a date towards the end of the month.” To which my boss gave the casual reply – “Oh I am sure it is just a matter of a quick conversation with the person concerned”.
I should have said – “Andrew broke the agreement of the project handover date and sidelined me from the project. He took credit for my idea and the work I was doing which was just coming to fruition. This is unfair and needs to be dealt with to avoid a repeat of similar behaviour in the future.”
In my mind I also want to add a few choice words, like the backstabbing bastard, but probably best to leave them out.
Not every silence is meant to be broken.