Man, did you hit a nerve! My bosses don't rant and rave but they have no problem showing their total disgust of me. I face being dismissed as incompetent at least once every day. I know for absolutely sure that something was coloring their perceptions of me. I just couldn't do anything to change that bias. And it's not just one job, its the next job after the next. These people don't know each other and yet each of them seem to have rehearsed the same viciousness against me together in the same class. I have shown time and again that have talent and apptitude to do above and beyond what I'm asked to do. It all goes unnoticed. Yet I see the treatment the other co-workers recieve on lesser acheivements. My regret is I can't grab the interest of other people and enable them to treat me as a living, breathing human being with some dignity.