FADING FOREIGN HOPES
I moved to my current job because I was told that there would be opportunities to travel overseas and use my languages. There are - but my boss always seems to nab them, leaving me to do the donkey work at home. Is it worth sitting it out? I have tentatively raised the subject with my boss, who appears sympathetic but fails to deliver.
A lot of life's knottier problems creep up on us gradually, bit by bit, and there's rarely an obvious, clear-cut moment that prompts us to say: 'Right! Enough of this! Things have got to change!' So we give things another chance, mutter: 'Next time I'll really give them a piece of my mind!' - and, of course, drift and discontent continue.