Trouble at Work
I'm new to all this but my
mum thought I should have a go and and try and get some answers.
been in the job career for a long time I've only just started and I seem like
I'm doing something wrong ... all I want it some training and help, not help with
everything but I don't know everything in this work space.
I use to work
as a receptionist in the building opposite. Now I know that my ex employers have
something against me!, and my boss now I think he felt sorry for me as the job
was boring and I weren't getting my money's worth.
The main point I'm trying
to get at is in my new job now.... I'm not getting the training I need to understand
my job. When I do ask for it, it's like my boss has no time to give me the training
or help I need - but gives it to the other girl who works with us, and he's always
so nice to her.
He also make some horrible remarks, like I need to get my
eyes tested all because someone wrote something but the writing was terrible and
he asked if I couldn't read? or am I just being blind and lazy?
Now I do
think the way he is treating me is wrong and I wanted some advice about it all.
There's a lot that you haven't said, so please forgive me if I've
got some of it wrong.
First, take time out to think about what work is; work
often isn't fun. It may be boring, it may be stressful - but they pay you, so
you must accept some of that.
Second, think about what the company does - think
about how there are to be successful, and what is your part in the scheme of things.
most bosses are less than perfect. It's a shame, but it's a fact.
that setting, you do - of course - have some rights, and you are entitled to be
treated with respect. But you have to deliver your side of the bargain before
you can complain about them.
You compared your situation with the 'other girl'.
Stop for a moment to consider what she does that's different to what you do. How
is her attitude different to yours?
I'm not saying you have no grievance;
but in my experience, even a bad manager is not so bad with employees who knuckle
down and try to do a good job; even bad managers are usually willing to help someone
who wants to learn.
No-one owes you a living, and it's a tough old world.
But you can make it easier for yourself.
As I say, I may have misunderstood.
But the clues are there - you are competitive with colleagues (working with them
works better); you have resentment about a previous job (why?).
on on what you can do, and do it well; don't obsess about what you cannot do.
Work with your colleagues, be helpful to them, and they will help you.
reassess, and if there's still a grievance, then think about options; go to your
bosses boss, leave, whatever. Think carefully before giving up, a reputation as
a quitter is harder to leave behind than a job!
But work is not a holiday.
That's why you get paid to do it!