I'm a new admin to a company I started with in March.
Office Genie in Houston, Texas
June 6,2022 at 11:18PM UTC (Edited)
A day porter was hired the same day I was from a company he was on contract with while working at the company I was hired at. I noticed he has not been fulfilling his job duties, & is absent frequently. I spoke to my manager about it and she stated she would meet with him & go over his job description. There are days our manager is off & works from home. Things aren’t been done, so I step in to take care of things, which are his job duties. My colleague doesn’t step up to help either. He stated to our manager that I’m managing him. I don’t want things to fall on me & my colleague. What advice can you give me to handle this issue properly?
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My husband is in the difficult process of beginning to look for a new job after being with his current employer for almost 20 years. There have been some management changes, and it seems that a friend of the new manager is slowly and surely replacing everyone in his department, so the writing is kind of on the wall.
While he has been fortunate enough to work for a single employer during our relationship going back to when we were dating, I have changed positions multiple times (each time moving up the ladder a little bit each time, until I've now reached the Director level. I have also completed two graduate degrees alongside my professional growth.
Last night, at dinner with my in-laws, my husband went to the bathroom, and his parents asked ME how the new resume writing was going and what the job hunt was. I had shared that I had given my husband some feedback on what he had shared with me but that I hadn't seen anything new recently. My husband and I have butt heads a few times on this because, frankly, it seems to me that he's dragging his feet. His parents went on to say that I was the best person to help him revamp his resume and basically made it sound like they expected me to make sure that not only did he rework his resume but that he also got a new job.
I don't understand how any of this is my responsibility since, first, he's a grown adult, and second, when I have changed jobs, I've done that on my own without his help because he doesn't know anything about my sector to be helpful. It was just so outrageous.
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I have been working for this company now almost 5 months. I absolutely hate it. Now I have even more of a reason to as the management team and other higher ups are some of the most immature, petty and toxic individuals I've ever had the displeasure og having to work with.
I keep to myself, do my work, take the constructive feedback and turn it into a positive however, they've always got an issue.
My direct manager is the one who informed me an an issue where if you need to explain why you are away in Slack (I'm a cx associate so they feel the need to know every minor detail of your whereabouts all day) so if I state that I am away due to hand-holding a cx (as everyone also does) this particular person will tattletale to my Mgr, who took an issue w the person who told her this.
I plan to tell my Mgr during our 1:1 this week that I am unsure if I am making the right choice with my career at this job, due to the toxicity and child like behavior. (it'll be worded better but this is pretty much the idea) my boss tells me how I'm crushing stuff, so idk where the bs comes from. As I mentioned I do keep to myself and am I do exchange pleasantries, but I'm not interested in the rah rah of gerring to know these people. I'm 40 and they're all mostly in their 20s, so again I'm not their friend.
Am I wrong for sharing this w my Mgr? Should I approach it differently? I'm already seeking a new role, have been since I took this role. Just over the bs.
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I’m the only black woman in my department. I got braids over the weekend and I keep getting comments about how they thought I was a “new girl” from my supervisor. She’s said it every time one of my co workers complimented my hair. The 3rd time she’s said it, my director followed with “Are they heavy?” I’ve never experienced this before. I told my husband and he was livid. Are we overthinking this?
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My boss is taking credit for my work.
I was out sick one day, and she presented one of my projects as her own and barely mentioned my name. She also credited people who didn't even work on the project for their "contributions." At first, I thought it was a simple mistake, and when I discussed it with her calmly, she became annoyed and played it off as a 'team' project, which it was my team, not including her. She had nothing to do with the project. Then I accidentally discovered a newly hired coworker who manages a team half the size of mine, with a much smaller workload, is earning more. I saw the job post. When I brought it up to my boss, she said it is what it is. I feel awful having a boss who does not advocate for me, but I am there to support her 10000%. I have bi-weekly meetings with her boss, the CEO. Should I say something?
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I am in my current job since the past one year.
I am not enjoying my role though I like the organization I work for.
The main problem I face is with my boss. He seems so busy that after a new project is started, everything is just dumped on to me & I have no clue about his discussions with the partners.
I kinda get paranoid just to ask him things.
I am looking out for other job opportunities but I need help navigating through my current situation.