Despite not yet having earned success or the respect of her peers, 22-year-old Allison Henderson’s imposter syndrome is forcing her to question whether or not she belongs in her entry-level position.
Allison appears to only recently have learned about the term.
“I caught her watching a video on how to overcome imposter syndrome when you feel like you don’t deserve your own achievements,” says coworker Emily Jacobs. “Kinda weird since we really just operate a phone bank here.”
Henderson has reportedly taken down her Bachelor of Arts degree that hung in her shared cubicle and tossed her company softball participation ribbon in the garbage because she’s “not worthy of such esteemed awards.”
Unfortunately her alleged imposter syndrome is impacting her work performance, most notably when Allison didn’t show up to work one day.
“I just figured she drank too much at the company mixer. Then she texted me, ‘I am overcome with self-doubt and the fear of failure to come to the Monday meeting,’” says Doug, rolling his eyes, “It’s incredible that someone who has so little impact on our daily operations suffers from a syndrome more common to female college professors and CEOs.”
Fortunately, Henderson is committed to conquering her newfound imposter syndrome, no matter how unnecessary it is in the first place.
“I’m totally deserving of all I have and more,” says Henderson, who reportedly just asked for a 3-percent salary increase, an unpaid sick day, and if it’s cool if she can take snacks from the shared office kitchen.
“At the end of the day,” she says, “you’ve just gotta know your worth.”