"My inferior was promoted above me and .."
"What should I do to make myself feeling more comfortable at my work?"
I have the actual, specific solution.
- Make more money.
If there is anything you do not like about a given workplace, the solution is
- Make more money.
There will be some dollar figure, where, you just "laugh all the way to the bank" about the fact that you have to put up with the problem in question, to get paid so much.
The second point is best expressed in the following way:
- Get A Life.
The one and only reason you go to that office each day, is, so that you can go home, pay for food, and be with your family. Sometimes people lose sight of this, and, many of the questions on this site relate to that.
Say it was me in your situation. I would barely be able to remember the name of the person you are having a drama with. It is utterly irrelevant to your life.
If, incredibly, for 2 seconds my mind was occupied with the notion "Oh, at this particular contract, person X got promoted above me" the only thing I'd think about it is Laugh, and then I'd cash another paycheck and go home to my actual problems.
I feel offended and can not overcome, it is poisoning me inside. Ideally I want to return to the times when I was lead or remove it from my memory. But of course it is impossible.
That's beautifully explained.
"Make more money" remember that the very raison d'etre of your paycheck is to put up with nonsense like this. Laugh all the way to the bank!
Have a "flash of realization" that work is nothing: you just do it to get paid only. (If you "won the lotto", you wouldn't be there for 1 further second.)
If you can't get that "flash of realization" that the workplace is comic, a non-issue, you'll always have these "it gets inside you" tensions one way or another.
As is often said on here, these days it's absolutely normal to go see a therapist/whatever for mental poise issues. Simply start with your GP.
If you go see a therapist for like 5 years, you will finally have the "flash of realization" that the workplace is just comic, and your life is your life. Or, you can have that "flash of realization" right now! :)