I played Aunt Agony to a junior of mine in the team at work the other day, and ended up spending more than an hour trying to “counsel” her and providing with a different opinion of the situation that she is in.

Here’s a brief background.

This junior of mine is one of the youngest in the team, not just in terms of experience within the organisation itself, but also collectively her experience in the line of work that we are in. Having said that, she is a very smart, capable and ambitious young lady, and I have a good relationship with her and personally feels that she has the potential to go further in her career.

Currently, she feels stifled in her career. She thinks that she is not given the opportunities to learn new things nor progress in her career, and in particular, feels that her direct manager …