It’s totally possible. I have the longest tenure at my current office, I trained my current team lead, but seniority-wise I’m still at the bottom. They base seniority on how important they think your job is or how much authority you have, not years of service : /
My boss reprimanded one of his senior employees (long tenure, team lead, stellar performance, overtime every day) in front of me for not choosing a different time of year to take a day off. It was the employee’s wife’s birthday, so don’t know how he could choose a different time of year. This is how that boss treats employees on a good day; he’s usually much worse. So yes…I’m totally sure the letter is real.
Response to Being Winona In A World Made For Gwyneths:
Thank you for writing this; it means a lot to me. I’m a girl who’s always felt like a “Winona,” and I’ve been having a hard time recently: I fell for a guy who seemed to genuinely like and respect me, who always turned to me to vent his frustrations and to seek help, which I always willingly gave. So it really hurts that he ended up picking a vapid and thoughtless “Gwyneth”—-I can tell he doesn’t really respect her or rely on her, but she’s pretty, popular, and blonde. I know that life isn’t always the black-and-white rivalry between “Winonas” and “Gwyneths,” but it makes me feel a little better to know that other people have recognized and experienced the pain of being rejected for someone you would never trade your soul to be like, no matter how much you envy her success. So thanks…this Winona is feeling a little less heartbroken tonight because of you; keep writing : )