So much about other people. This situation, of which I have no control, has kept me sleepless for two nights.
I am retiring soon. My position is a desirable one. Eight people applied for it, one of whom is my assistant. She isn't going to get it, despite my recommendation. The trouble is, there are, most likely, several others more qualified than she. I wasn't in on the interviews, I only know a bit about some of the applicants.
My assistant is in dire need of a full time, professional position. She works for peanuts, has student loans in default, her family is about to lose their home to foreclosure, her elderly father is in jail for attempted murder of her mother. She could enhance her chances of getting a position by taking teacher preparation courses but cannot afford it.
I know I have no control over this, and have done everything I could do, so how do I stop worrying about her? I have come to be very fond of her in the 18 months I've known her...