UK: WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?

UK: WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM? - FADING FOREIGN HOPES

by JEREMY BULLMORE.

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.

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