Me: “Good news - I got my permanent teaching contract this year!”
Person: “Wow, you’re so lucky!”
Excuse me? Is that what you also say to people who get into med school or receive their CMA/CMA title or graduate from law school? Do you realise how hard I worked to get to this point? I know that timing and school placement are part of it too, but please stop downplaying my hard work and saying it was just “luck” that helped me. I made damn sure I put >100% into everything I did to get that contract. My time and effort are worth just as much as anyone else’s.