My new co-worker is the woman who once fired me

DEAR HARRIETTE: Years ago, I worked as a teacher at a small private school. The school was so tiny that some of the supervisors were teachers themselves.

I was fired abruptly one day by a supervisor who didn’t see my value. This was obviously crushing at the time, but I’ve since found a new school where I feel valued and appreciated by the staff.

To my surprise, the same supervisor that let me go from my previous job was recently hired by my current school to work at the same level as me.

Every time I see her, I think about the cruel way that she fired me. How do I get over the resentment I still have toward this person?

Grudges

DEAR GRUDGES: Remember your value now. Do your job. Be cordial with her, but do not go out of your way to be friendly.

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