I used to love my job but ever since a colleague resigned last Nov2019, things just became crazy and is still going crazy!
Our manpower is small, 6 staffs, 2 liason officers, an admin and an IT. That was it. No other departments whatsoever. The colleague I mentioned, lets call her R, was a top employee and you could also say R was boss' favorite because she among the 6 of us had a board certification. She resigned because she wanted to work in the province she grew up. She submitted her resignation letter June 2019 but was able to leave Nov2019!
Our boss did not want R to leave so he tried to talk her out of it but she has decided. The talking and job endorsements took her 5months! As mentioned, she was a top employee so her accounts where big and difficult to deal with. I was still a junior that time but all of her accounts were passed on to me. R was a senior and I was a junior that time and I was like given 2wks to study everything! The other senior was pregnant so she could not absorb heavier and stressfull work load.
July2019 another colleague (C) resigned, same reason.
Dec2019 new colleague was hired (V).
Jan2020 another colleague (D) resigned due to health issues.
Mar2020 covid came. One of my colleagues (B) was nowhere to be found. She was not replying to any of our messages. We saw posts in her social media accounts but she was just not cooperating.
Our senior was on matrnity leave by Apr2020 so basically we were only 2 left, me and V. But I was the only one working for all of our company's clients from March to May 2020 as V's laptop was left in her apartment (we left for home in the province when covid started).
Jun2020, V submitted her resignation! Her parents wanted her to work in the province as well because of covid. Our boss wanted to keep her so they arranged a permanent work from home for her until they find a replacement.
Senior started working but for very few hours because of her baby. She still wants less stress. Also she said she'll be going to her province when airports clear up. And does not know when she will return to the office!
Since covid, our boss had been very lowkey because his wife took over the company. The management changed. Policies were revised. Schedules were revised. Everything was changed! The wife kept changing things far from what we used to do and the changes are not working so well for the clients . She also gets very angry when things dont go her way. One mistake and she goes mocking us like we're idiots!
I'm just so miserable you guys! I hate working! I get soooo anxious everytime my phone beeps or vibrates! I hate waking up to work! I hate the thought of work! Our boss is not even doing anything! And I bet if i pass my resignation letter, they'll for sure talk me out. And if I don't budge, they'll just make my life miserable pinpointing everything they see in my work until I can leave!
Advises please! :( I can answer questions if you have any :(
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About a month ago I was let go from a position for violating HIPAA (accidental form checking in my training) and for being "too slow".
I am over 60 btw. I took an alternate to the posiition I had applied for because of the information given to me, which, I quickly learned, was an out and out lie. I needed employment at the time, but I do think they were gunning for me from the get go, as they let me go the week before my 90 days were up. I have seen so many dysfunctional medical practices out there and wonder if I should just forget about trying to work in one at all. Are any of them not toxically positive, as this place was, or just some other nightmare?
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Hi All - I wanted to share about a substack I'm writing called Memoirs of a Working Girl.
Personal work and life ruminations, critiques, and commentary.
I wanted to share in case anyone was looking for a fun read:
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I struggle with some challenges in self-worth based on others perceptions. While i'm working on it - it will be a lifelong challenge.
I was hoping for some insight. I started at an organization that it didn't take long to see that it was a toxic work environment. I was seen as a threat by the sales team, and for the five years I was there, I had my ideas stolen, I was challenged at every turn, thrown under the bus and bullied. But let me say - I wasn't alone. They didn't treat anyone in the organization with respect, and unfortunatley upper management failed to address it.
Anyway - I brought in millions of dollars, and the ownership knew that, even though the sales team did all they could to sabotage the data within the CRM - again, management failed to address it. Fast forward, the company is sold. The new company has its own Marketing in another country, and the new leader has NO idea about marketing or how it works. Even though the prior owner told them Marketing was the secret sauce to their success.
I'm out of a job because the new leader was given incorrect data and not all of the data and she didn't feel it was worth it to keep me around. Never once did she ask for my insight, my thoughts on how to get the new brand off and running. She didn't want to hear anything from me. Mind you I had been given free reign to do what I needed to do after submission of my marketing strategy, planning and budget was approved for the year - the new owner micromanged me to death. But again, I wasn't the only one.
In the six months she had me stop doing what I was doing, sales rapidly declined. In the months following my departure it increased, and she didn't understand why it was so slow I was told. Its been almost a year and there is no newly branded website, the sales team doesn't have business cards, no marketing AT ALL has been done. She did hire a contractor that used to work for me back on a project basis to help refresh the website (basically do what I told her she should do), but the cost is minimal.
Why do I feel so rejected that I was the ONLY one to be let go. After all the abuse I had taken and the success I created, despite being loved by everyone else except the sales team, i'm the only one without a job.
If I look back, I can see where she was setting me up to be let go. So I was on the cutting block since day one.
I have to wonder is it this leaders ignorance, or did the sales team have me ousted and she believe them? The biggest scam artist got promoted. I would think maybe she had influence, but it turns out she's being micromanaged way beyond what I was. The new leader is basically telling everyone how to jump, when to jump and how high. If you don't wait for her direction, there will be hell to pay.
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I have been interviewing since April.
I am working but I am making about $15,000 less then I was.
I have been over-qualified for positions but I am not getting hired.
Now, not sure if it is my age, I am 60 but look 50. Truly do!! Been blessed.
I think I blow it in the interview. I get very nervous for some reason. I don't know what I am doing wrong! You would think after all the interviews I would feel comfortable or used to them.
Does anyone have any hints for interviewing? All of mine have been over Zoom or Teams. Thank you!
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I made a small error at work.
No harm was done. I placed a message that a patient needed blood work on the wrong chart. This was questioned by my manager. Upon reviewing the chart, I realized my error and the patient never had the blood work done.
I am concerned this could become a written warning. If it is a written warning I plan to request it be a teachable moment instead of a warning since no harm was done. Any other advice on how to handle this?
My manager who spoke to me about this issue has made two huge mistakes that I am aware of. If this becomes a written warning should I question if her errors were also written warnings?
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Can I even negotiate pay at this point?
I entered into an interview process after knowing their comp range which was below what I desired. When they asked if the salary range would work for me, I said it was below my desired range but am interested in learning more. I thought perhaps learning the total comp package would make it better but it didn't. For reference, this is a very large private university, not a small business. After learning more about the role, it's clear that the responsibilities are way higher than the title calls for (I'm very confident of this). This role title would be a "step down" for me but the responsibilities match, or perhaps exceed, my current role.
It's a new role they created and frankly, I'm not sure they know exactly what they want/need. I honestly don't know how many folks would do that job with those responsibilities for that price. It seems like an easy "PASS" and move on but I met the whole team and they are so wonderful.
Here I am at the job offer; can I even negotiate a higher salary considering they told me salary is $XYZ - $XYZ? If so... how? What the heck do I say? This people-pleasing gal is stumped.