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Dream interpretation - bosses,supervisors and managers as dream symbols

THE DREAM - I am upstairs and my boss is there. I am looking at the ceiling and there are pictures of soldiers there. I am cellotaping the pictures. It makes them into a type of well printed poster. But I do not use the cellotape on the footballers posters.

THE REALITY The day of the dream I was due to go back to work after an illness. He had to decide if he should be a team player or take more time off to fully recover.

DREAM INTERPRETATION When you have to decide on a certain course of action you need to be able to justify it. So already the dreamer was trying to justify why he was not ready to return to work just yet. Maybe he would emphasize the tough and resilient struggle he was having to face - rather similar to the life of a soldier. The dreamer was sticking things up - maybe symbolizing the story which he would decide to STICK to.

The dreamer was anticipating the criticism his decision would receive - that he was not a team player. Football is a symbol of togetherness - you support a team. The boss was a keen football supporter and emphasized such qualities in people who worked for him.

So the dream was anticipating the types of criticism which would be coming His way for not returning.

Dream Symbol
BOSS : "the dreamers thoughts about his boss "
FOOTBALL : "a need to support the team - the strong sense of team spirit at work"
PICTURE : "picturing something - the dreamer is imaging what is happening. "
SOLDIER : "a need for toughness and resilience at work "
UPSTAIRS : "coming to some conclusion on this issue"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I have been ill off work. I am still a little ill but I really want to go back to work. I like the team spirit we have and do not want to let the side down"

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DREAM INTERPRETATION TIP : dream are about pivotal moments in our emotions. They represent change. For instance you may suddenly decide that someone you know is not to be trusted. So on balance you have decided to alter your view.
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THE DREAM - I was applying for a job. I was in this lady’s office, she was some kind of seamstress. I was talking to her, but she didn’t seem too impressed with me. I had filled out part of the application, but I guess not all of it. I told her I had a job until April, then she was like "oh you have a job" and she told me to sit down for an interview. There were 2 chairs there, but I went and got a shorter one. I sat there feeling nervous and doing the interview. Then I watched as 2 other people interviewed. Then there was this young guy standing there looking at me. I think he also wanted the job, so he didn’t like me.

Then I was following my boss around this weird looking building. There were other people there and my boss was giving random orders and talking, I don’t remember about what. Then she said we would be eating in the room with circle seating. I followed the people into a room with round chairs. Some were also arranged in a circle. Then all the people there were from my moms neighborhood association. They were electing someone for something and seemed happy about their choice.

Some guy brought the food in. there was fried chicken and a few other things. When I went up there I was a skeleton fighter from the RPG game I play (unpleasant looking skeleton thing). I got a little hot dog and something else. I was squeezed ketchup and mustard all over my 2 bite sized foods. And that was it. I didn’t get a lunch break yesterday, so maybe I felt pretty starved.

THE REALITY The dreamer currently had a job but it was due to end in a couple of months. She stated that "I’ve been trying harder to be the correct type of person people want to hire. But job interviews make me nervous."

DREAM INTERPRETATION This dream uses obvious word plays here - the RPG game is links to her own need to play a role. Very soon she realises her contract will be up and she needs to get another job. She realises that she needs to be more like the type of person an employer would like to give a job to - the type who would participate in her mothers Neighborhood Association. The Role Playing Game makes an appearance because she needs to play a role. She needed create an idealism representation of herself.

Dream Symbol
2 : "a choice between two clear options"
BOSS : "the dreamers thoughts about work and the need to find a job after her current contract runs out"
RPG : "playing a role - playing the role of an ideal employee"
SEAMSTRESS : "attention to detail"
SQUEEZED : "giving way to pressure - the dreamer feels pressure to act in a way not natural to her personality"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "My job will be ending soon. Its only a temporary contract. But I am scared about the future. I do not think I am the ideal person an employer would want. I need to fit into what they want. I know my weaknesses."

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DREAM INTERPRETATION TIP : Try to think of dream symbols as words. Think of the coworkers in dream as representing the phrase "at work" or "working on something emotionally". Then try to write down a few quotes which capture all major issues and in particular things that took place the day before. Think of quotes like "I got really angry yesterday. Its something I have got to control", or "I have been looking over the work rosters and might make some changes", or "I have almost got over my leg injury and may even be able to start jogging again". Now read through those quotes again and try to see where the phrases "working on something emotionally" or "at work" seem to have any relevance. If there is more than one issue which could link then look for clues from other symbols.
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THE DREAM - I am at my desk at work and I make a small mistake and the boss comes over and fires me

THE REALITY The dreamer was starting up a new business and was not having a great success.

DREAM INTERPRETATION If you are running your own business then if your boss fires you then you are revealing some weakness in your own management. The dreamer had a job but also was setting up his own business. But the business was not going well. His own management techniques were therefore being brought into question because he was boss.

Dream Symbol
BOSS : "having to take her new business more seriously"
FIRE : "the dreamer has not been managing her new business effectively"

DREAM MEANING The dream captures the following feeling within the dreamer - "I am starting up my own business whilst still working in town. But the new business is not going very well"

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DREAM INTERPRETATION TIP : Often premonitions capture bad days in our lives. A dream may capture emotions and situations we are about to experience on the actual day of the dream . So if something really bad happens on the actual day of a dream then take a look back at any dream that you had the previous night.
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DREAM DICTIONARY DEFINITION : BOSSES

BOSSES : Bosses in dream can obviously link to issues about work and if their have been any situations (especially the day before the dream )that deal with working relationships and with working conditions then it may link to that. A boss may have a more general and abstract meaning showing that you need to grasp hold of a situation and take it very seriously. If you have a busy day ahead of you on the day of the dream it maybe linked to that. If you are unemployed the dream may link to your thoughts about the job market or work in general.

KEY WORDS(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream ) :
- "I need to take this seriously"
- "disciplined attitude"
- "issue at work"
- "yesterday at work..."
- "my efforts to find a job"
- "making key decisions about what to do"

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COWORKERS : Coworkers can often represent issues at your workplace. If there was some pressing situation at work the day before then the dream maybe about that. At work we are forced to get along with people we really do not like and so the dream maybe about strained relationships. Sometimes the dream maybe about your work life balance. What part does work play in your life right now and do you feel happy or strained. Do you feel stimulated by work. Simply speaking - ask yourself what is the first thing that comes to mind about work and its probably a dream about that(the comment your boss made to you or the look that someone gave you). in another sense if there is some pressing issue regarding a relationship or your own personality then the dream maybe about you "working" on that. So if you have put lots of effort into changing yourself or others then it may link to that.

KEY WORDS(Pick a quote which captures your feelings right now. Think especially of the day before the dream ) :
- "I really fancy someone at work"
- "yesterday at work..."
- "I just cannot get along with my coworker"
- "I have been working on my marriage/relationship"
- "I have made some important steps since.... "

ESSAYS
Bosses in dream : What do bosses tend to mean in real dream
Coworkers in dream : A detailed essay on the symbolism of coworkers in real dream
dream Dictionary : A full study of all major dream symbols

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