Caitlin was from a middle class family; she attended a good school and studied well. As a young girl just starting work, she applied for jobs, and based on her qualifications was selected to work as an assistant secretary at a small firm.
The work load was heavy and she found that the senior secretary Zara was passing on all the work to Caitlin, whilst Zara was getting the credit for the work. Caitlin was disappointed; it was taking time for her to get promoted, since her work was not recognized.
She applied for another job; this time as a junior secretary at another company. The work was interesting, and Caitlin was well paid. However, no matter how hard she tried to be content with her new job, she felt as if she was missing out on something. She was unhappy in the office environment surrounded by files, computers, bosses, and so on.
At the new job, Caitlin met her colleague, Amanda. Caitlin could fell Amanda’s hatred towards her since the first time their eyes met. Caitlin was much younger and likeable than Amanda and Amanda felt threatened and jealous.
Caitlin, however, just worked hard. She made sure she did her job well. She felt she could change Amanda’s feeling about her if she just worked hard and be a good co-worker.
After a short while, her bosses gave Caitlin a promotion because how hard she worked for the company.
At this time, Amanda was full in rage. She couldn’t believe Caitlin, who just got hired, was promoted before her. Amanda felt she was cheated and she had to get even with Caitlin.
When Jealousy Takes Over
Amanda found a way to harm Caitlin. She decided she would loosen the lug nuts (bolts) on Caitlin’s tires. That way, the tires would get lose and Caitlin would lose control of her car and go into an accident. Amanda felt relieved she found a way to hurt Caitlin.
The next day around lunch time, Amanda went looking for Caitlin’s car and she went on with her plan. She loosen all 4 lug nuts on Caitlin’s front right wheel and then she had her lunch just like she would do on a normal day.
Amanda couldn’t wait for the day to be over so Caitlin could get into an accident like she had hoped for.
When it’s time to go home from work, Caitlin didn’t suspect anything different. She went to his car and drove home. Sure enough, she lost control of her car because one of the tires suddenly came off.
She veered to the right and hit the sidewalk hard. She was very lucky it was her right wheel. If it was her left wheel she would have veered to the left and into oncoming traffic.
She broke her legs and ribs. She injured several of her internal organs but doctors said she would make a full recovery.
Meantime, the cops interviewed Caitlin and everybody that worked with her. The cops then found out Amanda had the biggest motive to do this crime. When they replayed the video surveillance from the office parking lot, there was no doubt who did it and wanted Caitlin to get hurt.
Amanda was arrested and given a 10-year prison sentence by the judge.
Whilst at home recovering from the accident, Caitlin’s cousin Amber came over to spend some time with her. Amber was a musician, and was carefree and happy. Amber played the piano to entertain Caitlin, and Caitlin was highly taken up.
Caitlin learned to play the piano from Amber, and Amber encouraged her to take piano lessons from a professional. Caitlin did, and was surprised by her own talent.
Amber introduced Caitlin to a music director, who hired her as their pianist. It was a rewarding occupation, which was very interesting.
After sometime, Caitlin joined Amber; they formed a group and ventured out on their own. They were successful and earned well, most importantly Caitlin felt free, content and totally happy.
She felt that she was in total control of her life, and was relieved that she was not being dominated by bosses and competitive colleagues, the common norm of an office job.
Her mom Ruth was pleased that her young daughter had finally found the most suitable career for herself.