Getting Demoted Saved My Identity

A careerist’s realization that she was more than her job

Original image by Rawpixel on Depositphoto / Edited by author

“Where do you want to be five years from now?”

I was sitting across from the president of an ocean freight agency, interviewing for an entry-level receptionist job. I’d presumedly passed the first round of interview questions with the office manager and had been brought in to see the Big…

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