I can remember when I applied for a job last summer that I thought I had a lot of the qualities of the environment. At first I felt like I was being over looked and they didn't want someone so young working for their business. I called the boss and she said that she had just decided to go with someone that didn't have such a busy schedule, but if I didn't have as many activities I would have gotten the job instead.
That's a very good example schedules can make a big differences in wether you get a job or not.
I feel like I could relate to that, if it did happen to me. It's strange how we can be so quick to judge things even without all of the details.
Yes I have been passed over for an opportunity and it was given to someone who wasn't deserving of this opportunity because they didn't participate until that day. It made me feel upset but I felt more of a determination to work harder the next time 😋
I like how it forced you to want to try harder the next time.
That's a good point it makes people work harder to get what they deserved.
People tend to work harder if they don't get what they want or deserve so they can get it next time
That's a great attitude towards the situation.
This is hard because i never really deserved anything. The only thing I can think of is not getting student of the month. I felt a little disappointed. I didn't really do anything.
Same Mcclay, I would feel disappointed too.
I know. I haven gotten student of the month either.
I have never been passed over for anything in life for I rarely get the chance to receive an award. But I feel like if I did I would probably show signs of frustration, jealousy, and depression. You worked hard for that reward and still didn't get it but the guy next to you did, and that is okay. . . said no one ever. I would probably act out in rage.
I love your reference to a song 😂 Even if you didn't mean to do it!
I would probably be angry also, but it is just an award.
I would probably be jealous and angry too but you have to move on and beat them next time😊😏
I don't recall ever being passed over. Although I can imagine I would feel very insignificant. And I would probably be fairly upset. I would probably go talk to the person who passed me over and ask why it happened.
I like how you gave an example of how you thought you would feel if this ever happened.
Sometimes it's reassuring when you talk to the person who passed you over.
You for sure feel upset towards the situation. But it gives you some motivation
I have been passed over before. It made me really mad because I'd been working hard and they hadn't been. I decided to try harder so I could get it the next time.
I like how you didn't give up and you worked harder for next time
I can't recall an award that has passed me up. But I can think of how I would feel. I would feel angry and probably kind of depressed if I thought I earned that award. Overtime I'm sure I would understand, unless it was something that I just don't understand why I didn't get recognized. I would probably be jealous of the person that got the award.
I agree with you, I would probably feel very jealous and maybe hold a grudge...
I feel like if you worked on something for years and didn't get the award, I'd have crippling depression too.
One time, my friend got an award in math class that I felt that I should've gotten. I thought I had worked harder and had better grades. I was jealous at first but then realized that it really didn't matter and I didn't care and was happy for her.
Sometimes you have to not care about that. They are so insignificant that you shouldn't have to be sad about it. Ps. Sariah deserved it more 😉
I obviously deserved that reward more than you👊🏼👌🏽
It's really neat how you got over it and decided to instead be happy for her.
Good job for taking the high road!
I'm glad you got over it.
I know when I was passed over I felt like I did work way harder but in the eyes of the person in charge they had different benefits for earning that award
The only thing I can think of is last year when they crowned Miss Columbia as Miss Universe when really it was suppose to be Miss Philippines and they took the crown off Miss Columbia right on stage. I bet she felt humiliated and embarrassed. I mean she still got first runner up but she had just got the excitement of winning and then it got taken away from her.
I would feel so bad for her. She must have been so excited and then had to be nice and happy for the actually queen because she was on TV.
I remember that 😂 That would suck. I'd probably throw something.
I would be so frustrated if that happened
I can't remember when I've been overlooked but I would imagine it would feel terrible. I would probably talk to somebody about why I didn't get it and how I can improve so I have another chance to get either that award or another award
Asking how you can improve is a very good way of approaching the situation
I remember one year when I did All Mountain for skiing at lost trail, a kid in my class got the best skiier award at the end of the season when I should've got it. She just got because her father was our instructor. It wasn't very important but I really wanted the stickers that came with the award so I was disappointed.
It sucks when family is involved in those things.
That would have suck. I hate how people favor their family or friends and they treat them different then how he would treat others
I went to an ice fishing derby and couple years ago and whoever got the heaviest fish would win. I caught only one fish and it was about a pound. It was the heaviest fish and there was just a little bit of time left in the derby. This other family had caught like dozens of fish and one of the kids beat me. Many people right next to them didn't even catch a single fish and they somehow managed to catch a ton. It made me mad because I was in the lead and that kid had like one of 15 that was heavier. 1st - 4th place all got like the same prizes so it wasn't that bad. We asked for the bait they had, but I still didn't catch anymore fish.
I really can't think of a time where I was passed over. It would make me feel unhappy, jealous, and it would make me wonder why I didn't get whatever it was. I would just suck it up and get over it.
That's a good philosophy Jesse. Just keep on moving.
I think I would question myself on what I did wrong.
I can't remember a time that someone else got a award that they shouldn't of gotten. I would feel like they were being favored and that who ever was choosing likes the person or maybe they know the family really well. I would leave it alone because they already made up their mind and they probably won't change their mind.
I agree I would feel like they were being favored that they didn't actually earn it.
I remember in 4th grade the student with the highest grades and AR points would be the student ambassador for the class. Even though I was the top in the class, I still didn't get it. It made me feel like there was something wrong because the teacher passed on me. I just tried to forget. But it worked out because student council met during lunch and I still got recess.
I don't recall being passed over but I know I would be upset if I knew I wasn't more qualified. I would feel like they chose the other person over favoritism.
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