I think about him often.
When I’m having a great day — after nailing a presentation or receiving a compliment from an executive — I’ll think of him and silently gloat, secure in my knowledge that he was wrong about me.
When I’m having a bad day — after a terrible presentation or making a careless mistake — I’ll think of him and wonder if he was right, that I was an overpaid disappointment.
It’s been over six months since I escaped his grasp, but he crosses my mind nearly every day.
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