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Thursday, July 18, 2013

I recieved an email today at work that made me nervous. it was about me meeting with a person that is 4 levels above me next week. i didnt request it and it did not say what for. We used to be on a committe that she led years ago. this is out of the blue and do not know if it is good or bad but my first 3rd 5th and 6th reaction have been to worry. i want to get it out of my mind but i am hoping it is an change that will open up better opportunities.

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GARDENCHRIS 7/18/2013 7:32AM

    think positively... it could be a very good thing. let us all know, will be keeping you in thoughts!

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EBETHET 7/18/2013 1:47AM

    Although I don't know exactly what you are going through, I have been through similar circumstances. I understand the intense pressure you must feel. I agree that it is good to have multiple plans in ready. Having plans for different scenarios reduces your stress, even if you end up going another direction. It give you confidence about the future.

Here is my advice for your meeting. Assume the best of the meeting. Go in with a positive attitude. Being nervous or imagining the worst can backfire on you. It doesn't seem like it would be bad news, because often bad news is delegated to your immediate manager.

When someone four levels above you wants to meet with you, generally it is a good sign.

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REMEMBER_THIS 7/18/2013 1:02AM

    You are in my thoughts during such difficult times. I've been there, I understand as so many others have as well.
Try not to worry. It doesn't help and it only upsets you. ...Easier said then done, I know.
Try to be prepared for either one. If it's a new opportunity be ready for that and if it is bad news be prepared for that as well.
I am hoping for the best for you.
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    I'd ask what the meeting was about....I don't think that would be out of line. In my opinion, if you request a meeting it's common courtesy to tell the person what the meeting is about.

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SADDHU1 7/18/2013 12:29AM

  I hope all goes well in the meeting and perhaps it will be really good news. One of my favorite old Buddhist quotes is about the futility of worrying: "If there is something you can do about a situation, then there is no reason to worry. If there is nothing you can do, then worrying won't help."

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NANCYPAT1 7/18/2013 12:26AM

    If you can't change it (because you don't know why you got the message) then worry will just get in your way. It could easily be a positive thing.

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ROXYCARIN 7/18/2013 12:19AM

  I wouldn't worry

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