The following is a ongoing service announcement. Professionally, I am lucky enough to work with a perfectly lovely and extraordinary woman who fails to see the gem she is, so this is an email response I had the pleasure of sending her this morning. I was rather worked up at the moment.
To everybody else: don't fucking discount your abilities. You have a moment when you bat one over the fence? Get down and groove with it and make sure you tell yourself how utterly righteous in-the-moment-fabulous you are. Or I will, in fact, come down there. Or send you incendiary emails.
To Miss S___.:
From M. Leiderhosen.
Sent Mon 9/8/2008 12:23 PM
Well, for Great Holy Pete...
For the millionth time, S____: You are not a peon! You are merely underpaid and with any luck, that will be fixed soon. Will you please please please stand up and put on the damn tiara you DESERVE.
People STATE-WIDE professionally admire and appreciate your efforts. You are doing a fantastic job (and I have experienced many a royal fuck-up at *__ University*) and if you were to leave, the whole damn _multi-million dollar major statewide public health_ project would buckle and collapse. Be under no illusions that this is not the case. Think major cog! Keystone! The H2O of cell development! How many people do you know that are recognized by name outright and admired state-wide.
WE think the world of you; why don't you enjoy the same delicious luxury?