It took me several years to find another job after quitting my last one. However, I wasn’t worried about being unemployed. My boyfriend was more than happy to provide for my needs. He paid all the bills and gave me money for shopping so I didn’t really feel the urgency to get a job. Actually, he discouraged me from looking for one and insisted that he would always take care of me. However, I started to get bored of staying in the house all the time and decided to look for a job. I wanted to work for a big corporation where the coworkers dressed in suits and drove nice cars.
After a few months of applying for different roles, I finally landed my dream job at an advertising agency. When I got there, the first thing I noticed was how beautiful my coworkers were. It was as if they had selected only the most beautiful and handsome people to work there. Everyone seemed to have their own thing going on for them.
They were also very friendly and I felt right at home from the first day I started working there. As soon as I settled down, my deskmate filled me in on everything I needed to know.
“You see that guy who just greeted you,” she started. “That’s the IT Manager. Don’t let him get too friendly with you. He’s married but he always flirts with the new girl.”
I laughed to mask the awkward moment but she kept on going.
“Those two are married. They met here and got married a year later.”
It went on the whole day which I didn’t mind but it was a lot for the first day. I couldn’t wait to go home and tell Michael all about my first-day experience.
“Everyone was so nice to me and my coworkers are so beautiful,” I told him innocently.
He listened as I narrated about my day in excitement. I didn’t think anything of it since I was simply sharing my excitement about the job and my new workplace with someone that I loved. Little did I know this information would be used against me.
I had been working at the agency for almost two months and had built a close relationship with some of my coworkers. They even knew my boyfriend since he called me every morning to make sure I got to work safely.
“That man really loves you.” Sheila, one of my coworkers, commented.
“I know. He’s such a nice guy. Imagine he used to pay all my bills when I didn’t have a job.”
“Where did you find him? I want a boyfriend like that.”
I laughed thinking that she was joking. However, I would soon find out that she was very serious. I went about my business at work oblivious of what was going on behind the scenes until one day, I noticed Sheila’s attitude towards me had changed almost instantly. She used to be so nice to me and complimented me almost every day. Then, it stopped all of a sudden. She barely spoke to me when we got to work and I had to go out of my way to engage with her.
Eventually, I got tired of the one-sided conversations so I stopped talking to her as well. The only time we interacted was when it was work-related. The good thing about me is that I move on very fast so I didn’t dwell much on whatever was happening. I had other coworkers who I interacted with so I didn’t feel alienated.
In fact, they were the ones who kept asking me what happened between me and Sheila.
“I don’t know. She just stopped talking to me.” I said.
Sheila was close with one of my coworkers and apparently, she had opened up to her about something that she thought was the reason for our fallout.
“She told me that she got a DM from your boyfriend?” Anne said.
“My boyfriend? Michael? How is that even possible?” I asked and quickly brushed it off.
I didn’t confront Michael about the allegations because I thought it was baseless. However, I began to get suspicious when Michael started asking me to quit my job.
“I don’t think it’s a good place for you to work.” He said after asking him why he wanted me to quit.
“I can’t quit. This is a dream job and I like my coworkers.”
He didn’t pressure me but he kept telling me that I would realize I made a mistake which made me wonder if there was something going on that I didn’t know about.
After that conversation, I became more vigilant at work. I started watching what Sheila was doing, who she was chatting with on the phone and how she was reacting then noticed that she was spending a lot of time on Instagram and she was always smiling when she was replying to messages.
I decided to check whether Michael was following Sheila which would confirm what she was saying all along. Sure enough, I saw his account on her followers list. There was absolutely no reason why Michael would be following Sheila since they hadn’t met in person. The only way he knew about her was because I told him about her.
I finally confronted Michael about it and he didn’t deny anything.
“Yes, Sheila and I have been seeing each other behind your back. I was trying to tell you but you kept insisting how your coworkers are so nice.” He said.
“How did that even happen? You’ve never been to my office?”
“I DM’d her and asked her to keep an eye on you then she started flirting with me knowing that I was your boyfriend.”
“You couldn’t ignore her or tell her that you weren’t interested.”
“I tried at first but she kept insisting and she’s gorgeous so I gave in and went to meet her.”
Despite finding out that he had an affair with my coworker, I didn’t end the relationship. The following day, I went to work as if nothing had happened. However, I noticed Sheila was looking at me in a funny way. Later that day, I found out that she had told the whole office what had happened and people were talking about it.
I felt so ashamed that I took a week off work just to figure out what I would do. After that, I broke up with Michael, packed my things and moved back home with my parents then I sent a letter to my supervisor telling him that I had quit my job. I went back to being unemployed but luckily I got a job shortly after and got back on my feet.
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