I see more and more posts on here about people leaving careers they love, careers they have educated themselves for and want to be the best at - only to have poor leadership drive them out, poor managers, toxic or hostile work environments seems to be increasing, toxic bosses. What has happened to leaders who care, leaders who respect their employees, leaders who lead by example, encourage employees and appreciate good, dedicated employees. Giving a simple "good morning", friendly smile or "have a good day" seems to be too much to ask of your work environment on an increasing level.
What is happening to our world..............
I am working in a toxic environment, 31 years at this employer the last 15 have been toxic to the point of a few of my co-workers going for counseling to try to handle the toxic environment. I unfortunately am the wage earner in my household and can't just quit. I am thrilled to be given assignments, thrilled to be offered new skills and given tasks that challenge me to do more and better, my work is always caught up, on time, open to more projects. I am older so I have that "you go to work and do 100% every day" mindset. If anyone has any suggestions - on self improvement - please share - I'm open to trying anything at this point. Only 5 years from retirement - but still a work in progress! Sometimes outsiders perspective helps you grow as a person/employee -
I had a superior recently tell me to relax, lower the bar, it is what it is and until management improves itself - just do my job the best I can and lower expectations to make me more at peace. Although that will present a struggle with an achiever and perfectionist - deep breaths - push the reset button. Thanks for allowing me to reach out -
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My manager, the second one I’ve had in my 2 years in this position, is leaving.
Ok, so my organization is great- great people, work-life balance, benefits, etc. However, since I’ve been there (will be 2 years in November), both of my managers i had have/are going to leave for really great opportunities outside of our org. While I’m super happy for them, i am concerned about how it’ll potentially impact my career growth. I’d still be doing the same work just reporting to new people, which may change as they hire on a replacement. Which is annoying to start the manager/employee relationship all over again.
My manager is leaving in a few weeks and is invested in making sure there’s a plan in place for who i report to when they’re gone. I guess my question is what would you ask them/consider during this transition phase? I was hoping to start the “it’s been 2 years, I’d like a raise or at least something to help with inflation” conversation but I hate doing this, it’s always so awkward. At the same time, it may be best to get the ball rolling on that to see what can be done prior to my manager leaving?
any advice is welcome, thank you :)
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Hi all - ok this is a first.
The new boss, promoted from within, and I are a bad fit, to put it mildly. I put in my two weeks’ notice, and she replied that I could leave tomorrow.
Here’s the twist: I WANT to stay for two weeks, to put files in order, to coordinate with co-workers the processes for future events, and to finish setting up a Dropbox account for my department. Most of all, I work in a retirement community, and want to ease these beloved residents into the knowledge that their trusted friend is leaving them in good hands. They just lost the last ED without notice and took it badly.
This new boss rules with a cudgel. She starts all discussions with No you can’t do that. She changes my plans on ginned-up reasons (e.g. she canceled my bus trip due to “insurance changes” which had nothing to do with the trip). She lays down the law, and when advised of an error, she doubles down and tries to blame the victim of her error. She refers to staff members as “bodies,” and cares for the residents based on the level of their rent checks. I can’t get away from her fast enough.
Still, I have a good plan for leaving, and as you can tell from the above description of her, any discussion is going to go badly.
any and all advice is much appreciated!
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Hi all, I’m based in the United Kingdom looking for a remote HR role
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