I have worked full time in the corporate world since age 17, not considering the work I did babysitting or at a family diner. I have held between two to three jobs at a time for years, in client services and even a lot of factory work. As a female I have always felt I had to be “one of the guys” to get anywhere at all. I have recently tried to do a career shift into the tech world, which is heavily dominated by men, to get out of the public. The struggle I am facing is not currently about fitting in or progressing in rank, but how this has been affecting my health, mentally and physically. I am used to working long shifts, overtime and a lot of jobs I wasn’t hired or trained for. Since COVID I don’t currently have a job so I have been searching since I need an income. However, the major depressive disorder, anxiety, and ADHD I have been diagnosed with as a teen has been making me struggle more as an adult. I have also been dealing with imposter syndrome because I don’t have the formal education required for most of these jobs even with years of technical experience. I feel so exhausted mentally which is making me unable to handle things physically like I did when I was younger. (For reference I’m 32 so I’m not saying I’m old although some days I feel much older.) I am more quiet and introverted, which is seen as weak and antisocial, and every job I’ve had has required me to be a very extroverted person. I just feel I’ve gotten to a point where I can’t pretend any more and I want to cry a lot. This isn’t something I can just bring up at a job or interview. Instead if I want income I have to put on a different face and smile and pretend absolutely nothing is wrong and I don’t think I can. I have already heard that I’m being dramatic or it’s all in my head and if I just smile more I’ll be happier... and many more unhelpful personal digs. I guess I’m just curious if anyone else has dealt with anything similar and if so, how did you deal with it?
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I spent five years building a company to not only significantly grow its revenue but outrank its competition in numerous ways.
the owner decided to retire and sell the business. New owner doesn’t want to know about Marketing, never had it, doesn’t need it. Feels I’m an underpeeformer because of 1 faulty reports she was given and does not want the truth. Even though previous owner says Marketing is the cause of the businesses success. The purchasing company claims part of its decision was our great marketing.
once she had me stop doing my job, over the next six months revenue significantly declines.
six months of making my life hell later, I’m laid off.
seven months later, they repost my position at a lower level and salary. Turns out they have had 0 new clients and little revenue - they have not gotten out of the red.
why would you rehire for a role you eliminated?
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Agency recruiters - Recruiter Lite on LinkedIn
Hi - Has anyone used Recruiter Lite as a tool for recruiting firms?
I am reviewing their platform as a tool and was wondering if anyone had any success. I am looking to utilize it to target recruiting managers/HR managers to market my services. I place senior level financial professionals (accounting and tax).
Any insights would be appreciated.
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Has anyone filed a complaint with CHRO( Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities).
I am being unfairly accused of saying things I did not say to a coworker. My lawyer said he could contact CHRO. What does contacting CHRO entail? Did contacting CHRO help? Thank you!
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Resume question for you, please!
I got a job 2 years ago at a manufacturing start-up, and 6 months in, got promoted to Fulfillment Lead. I did that position from April '22 to Sept '23, before they "restructured" management, and essentially booted me from my position and moved me to Customer Service. It was a move that I did not want, at all, but worked it until they ultimately let me go this past Jan. (While I understand why they made the move, I still hated it). Customer Service is nothing I want to look into in my new job/career, and not something I want to promote on my resume (my job of 14 years before this one was very C/S heavy, and I don't enjoy it and I'm just over it.). So, can I leave it off my resume entirely? Is that essentially "lying"? Or no, because I didn't work it for that long, and my old employer can only say I worked there, not what I did? Thoughts? Thanks!
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JUST GOT A PIP buuuut….
I recently accepted a new postion. Fully remote vs the 5 days in office of my current position AND better salary. My PIP was full of anal, petty notes about my work and I accepted it with a smile.
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Struggling with new team member not being the right fit and having a bad attitude towards feedback
My team needed additional support in the form of an assistant to help with administrative tasks that were overflowing on our plates. Some of these tasks include submitting expense reports for the team, onboarding our independent contractors, editing presentations, and other ad hoc administrative tasks. Pretty standard executive/administrative assistant tasks. We were clear about this in the JD.
I didn’t hire her personally but our shared manager did. It’s been a few months since she’s started and it’s not going well. Our team gets along very well and when we’re on our calls, she’s always just staring at us with a stone cold face not saying a word. We make an effort to include her and she just stares at us. She’s made a lot of mistakes and continuously forgets the same tasks over and over again despite having a manual of those tasks to reference for all the steps involved. She lies to cover up making those mistakes pretty often and it’s obvious because the story will change frequently. She also has a very negative reaction to even the most minor feedback. I suggested realigning a bullet point on a presentation so it better fit alongside the image and she wrote me a paragraph about her work clearly not being up to my standards and that my suggestion completely disregards all of the hard work on the presentation. It was one suggested edit on one slide out of 20 slides. She does this a lot to me and my team members where if we ask her to correct something or provide constructive feedback in conjunction with positive feedback, she lashes out and only hears the one piece of feedback over all the positive things. She’s made it pretty clear she has no interest in feedback on improvement and just wants only praise all the time. I have a very collaborative team that fosters professional growth. I’m constantly looking for areas of improvement for myself and demonstrate that in front of her by taking accountability for my own mistakes and areas of opportunity I have for growth. Her negativity is really bringing down the team and she’s unpleasant to work with on top of not meeting expectations.
Our company makes it difficult to terminate team members unless they do something severe like violate confidentiality rules in the handbook. I have had several conversations with my manager about these issues and he has agreed with me and we’re all kind of at a loss on how to manage her.
Does anyone have advice on how to manage someone who reacts very strongly and negatively to any kind of necessary feedback and learned any techniques that seemed to work?