Bang on! Well-connected guy was absolutely right to have imposter syndrome
A well-connected man, who had previously confessed to suffering from imposter syndrome, was absolutely right to do so, his colleagues have learned.
Hugh Pymley-Williams, 34, was recently hired to a senior editing position at an online news publication, despite his very tenuous experience within the industry.
But what he lacked in experience and talent and work ethic and self-awareness, he made up for in contacts. Contacts that just so happen to have a significant influence on the hiring policy at his new company.
Sadly though, with his completely unearned success, came a lingering feeling that he wasn’t quite deserving of this six-figure salary role.
Hugh often joked with his subordinates, whose assistance he regularly required when undertaking even the simplest of tasks, that he feels like he’s won the lottery by landing this job – only the tenth time he’s ever had that sensation.
Nevertheless, Hugh refuses to rest on his laurels and is currently upskilling by taking a crash course in Excel: “I’ve just learned how to do that thing where a cell does the sums automatically”, he bragged.
“I’m getting so good with the tech now that the work is starting to do itself. Like the other day, I took a three hour lunch break, completely forgetting I had a strict deadline at 1pm. But I got back to my desk at 3.30pm to find that the work had just done itself!”
“I expressed my amazement to my assistant, who said she had to skip her lunch to finish a colleague’s work, but she just gave me an evil glare. She must wish she had stumbled upon the same trick as me!”