Good afternoon and thank you so much for your message. I realize it's difficult to reach out. Please know I honor your courage.
My name is ***** ***** I am a psychotherapist in the Metro Boston area.
Wow...you have, no doubt, served your time at this particular college, proven your abilities and been beyond flexible. You are being horribly ignored and mistreated. I am so sorry. I can't imagine how frustrated you must feel.
My gut tells me they believe they can treat you this way because they believe you will simply roll with the punches and not put up a fight. This, of course, is not acceptable and must stop.
I do believe we dictate how others treat us and I believe you need to very firmly put your foot down, insisting you do not have the space to do your job in the appropriate manner needed and they need to find an appropriate office for you immediately. I imagine there are many others in your department who would not allow this for even a day....no less years on end.
I realize it is difficult for you stand firm as you describe yourself as "shy." Are you shy or struggling with being a bit more assertive? Are you able to ask for what you need in other situations? You did mention your fear of asking for what you want as you are frequently met with anger. It does not seem you have been met with anger in this situation--more of a total disregard. Am I correct on this?
It seems the universe may be sending you this situation so you can finally break free of this subtle pushing down the department has been doing for years. Please stand firm, believing your worth and intelligence and demand this very basic thing.
Have I answered your question? Is there anything else I can do to assist you further? I want to ensure you are pleased with mys ervice. I also gently request you provide a star rating for me. Of course, we can continue to talk after the rating is provided.
Please take good care of yourself and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
My heart aches for you as you seem so bright, capable and deserving of your requests....which are, in reality, really rather basic. I can't even imagine treating an employee in such a way. Your needs are just as important as any of the other colleagues at the college and it angers me that they take advantage of someone they view as passive. Please, for yourself, and no matter the outcome/result, learn to be your own best friend and advocate. This ability to soar to where you deserve to be.