I am a registered nurse with over 35 years experience in OB/GYN, specifically in clinic, private office settings. For the last 4 years, I have been the Nurse Mgr. for a mobile health unit, serving pregnant women in our urban communities who are medically underserved. Our goal is to improve the infant mortality rate in our city by offering screenings, prenatal education, clinic referrals, depression screens, offering free home visiting services, among other things.
Our CEO, has been very distant & dismissive of me for the past 7 months. (since Covid) If I stick my head to ask her a question, she doesn't acknowledge my presence and keeps her eyes glued to either her computer screen or phone. I emailed her in April and told her that I sensed some tension between us & apologized if I had unintentionally done something to upset her or offend her. She emailed back & said she refused to discuss the matter over email & that she might have time in between conference calls to call me in the next few days. I wrote back "That's fine please call me on Monday." She never called, and avoids me at all costs, never engages me in conversations etc. The only thing that I can figure out is that I made the decision to take our mobile unit off the road in April when we shut down due to safety concerns for both staff & clients. Our unit is basically a 30 foot RV, that we have modified for our needs, and social distancing would be next to impossible, along with minimal ventilation etc. I should add that we work with high risk populations, and because pregnancy is a high risk for contracting COVId, we did not want any exposure for those moms to be. This was all discussed at a manager's meeting the week prior,(with our CEO) and we agreed that as soon as we had local cases, we would go off road. I took that to mean that when I heard that news a few days later, that I could go ahead and sent out an announcement. I am assuming this really ticked her off..as she promptly stated in a meeting that she had not given the ok to release that info, but she NEVER mentioned it to me, nor did she come to me and communicate her displeasure. Since that time, I have been walking on eggshells...very upset, waking up every night with heart racing etc. Everyone at work is aware of the problem, and sees what is going on. Evidently this is not unusual for her...I have heard from other (senior staff) that she often picks someone to be a target and treats them with total disrespect.
I should add that up until April, she had nothing but good things to say about me, was supportive & complimentary to me in my work &in discussing my role with partner agencies, donors etc.
I am 67 years old. I have worked with the underprivileged, specifically pregnant women all my professional life. I am good at what I do, can spot potential OB complications in a heartbeat, am great at risk assessment & charting etc.
I have been looking for another job, at the request of my family, who sees how upset I am. I am so conflicted though because I absolutely LOVE my job, and love our cients. I feel like I have really improved & expanded the services we offer, and I am like & trusted by our moms. I will miss my job terribly, and frankly I don't know what the prospects for a new job are for me at my age. (I do have a phone interview on Monday for an OB clinic in the city though) Also, I have never in my life experienced such actual evil actions by another individual towards me. I don't even know what to make of this! I have thought about going to the board, but have been told that that won't do anything because others have done it and nothing ever happens because "the board thinks she walks on water." So I am stuck, I believe. Do you all have any suggestions, any insight into what might be going on, and ig I might have any legal recourse in this matter? If I do leave, I will most certainly write to each of the board members individually and give my 2 cents in a professional but succinct manner. Thanks in advance..
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I was recently fired from my job.
I received a request to interview via Zoom with a company I had applied to in March. The interview was quick (20 minutes) and although it went smoothly I wasn’t sure what my chances were. They have since requested an in-person 2nd interview and I’m not sure what to say about no longer being employed. Advice?
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A growth opportunity weird negotiation
im working for a startup in the US from Spain, Since I live here in Spain I have to register as an autonomours worker to pay for my own taxes which are a lot.
here in Spain companies pay a 25-30% on top of gross salary that goes to taxes and allow benefits like medical coverage, maternity leave etc.
Since my company doesn’t have a presence here i registered as an autonomous and I paid ALL my taxes but I work like a full time employee, there are companies that can help handling international contracts and I presented this option to the company
I work for they told me they could only paid the handling fee ($600) but I would have to cover from my gross salary the taxes supposes to be paid by the employer plus the normal employee deductions, I proposed all
of the above in my current position. When they said they could pay the handling fee but move me to a new position with more responsabilities, managing people which I have been doing already.
They never provided me with a calculation of my net payment in both situation (local contract vs Autonomous worker) I had to calculate everything on my own and I realized it wasn’t worth to have the local contract so I ask them to give me the fee as an increased in my new position and I will keep managing my taxes.
[To offer some context I wanted a normal employee contract cause as an Autonomous worker I have to pay accountats fill taxes every 3 months is for sure and added stress]
in the end they say no and just offered to give a $200 increase and they said that its because my salary is almost equal to my boss’s he is from Argentina and negotiated an extremely low salary for a directors position and of course he is a man.
I feel really bad and even though I want the title of my new position for my resume I don’t want them to announce it company wide cause it was a really bad deal for me, and I don’t want to fake excitement or anythint cause that mostly benefit from them.
what do you think?
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Returning from maternity leave and sales commission
I live in Ireland and have just returned to work after 9 month’s maternity leave which is standard here. I am a sales operations manager working for a sales VP and 25% of my salary is based on sales commission and what the global team make. It is now the 4th quarter in my company’s fiscal year which is the most lucrative and the team are on track to do the best quarter yet. Instead of assigning me a prorated quota for Q4, he told me he would pay out 100% and cap me at that. So while I appreciate that I’ll be paid 100%, I don’t have an opportunity to exceed that. Fair or not?
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Interior office tips needed.
I just moved into a new office and for the first time ever I'm in a completely interior space with no windows anywhere in sight. I've added plants and grow-lights and overall I'm pretty pleased with the space (and the location is awesome in every other way).
I'm having trouble tracking time and it's disconcerting to walk outside with no clue what the weather is doing. I've been looking for a nice clock that shows the weather from a wifi connection to a weather app or website, but everything I'm finding involves use of sensors. Obviously, I can't place sensors around my workplace, and I'm deep enough inside that they may well not work even if I could figure out where to place one.
Any other ideas or recommendations to bring the outside inside, so to speak?
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The execs at my company are giving me “weekend homework” and I’m getting sick of it.
Recently, three different execs have approached me on Friday afternoons with requests for project planning/research to be done over the weekend, with a report back on Monday.
I’m in mid-management. I don’t report directly to any of these execs. My direct boss does not work weekends, nor do they require me to do so.
None of the projects I’ve been given thus far are critical to operations, nor are they really within my scope or skill set. It’s nothing I’m unable to do, it’s just a stretch of my usual duties and areas of focus.
On the one hand, I guess I should feel honored that they recognize my abilities, insight, and ideas and are giving me an opportunity to show what I can contribute beyond my JD.
On the other hand, there’s been no explicit mention of opportunities to grow into a larger role or expand my scope and these projects really cut into my time with my husband and son on weekends because I’m either working or feeling anxious, exhausted, and irritated.
It doesn’t feel worth it, frankly - even if there was a big, meaty promotion being offered I’m not sure I’d want it if it meant being consumed by work 24/7.
How can I delicately and professionally decline to work on special projects on my weekends, while not risking the apparent favor of the execs?
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