A Safe Place November 01 2016
I am a good and difficult employee. I am good in that my character is set; I am hardworking, honest, loyal, and trustworthy. When I am better, I do better. I am a difficult employee because I am in recovery from an abusive marriage. My brain and body struggle daily with a mixture of grief, anxiety, and depression. (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a gift that keeps on giving.) It ain't pretty, folks. The food industry is demanding with small margins and I tend to slow down instead of speed up. It takes me longer to perform tasks than those around me. For about 18 years, I was conditioned to believe that I was incompetent and constantly tried to figure out what I was doing wrong. My hat is off to Susanna! She's more interested in me stepping up and contributing than in the mistakes I might make. Creating an environment that accounts for me as a whole person, allows me the space to continue to heal, gain confidence, and be a part of this amazing BBK Team.