Dear all, It is such a pleasure following you, e-meeting with you, and talking to you fellow FGB ladies. I am writing to you as I seek for your advice to refresh my career goals. Having spent over 9.5+ years in research/academia and the teaching world after PhD from Cambridge University, UK and achieving 7+ years of experience leading a research group and advising numerous students, I stand at that time right now where I am really wiling to take a step back and ask myself - what am I worth for? I am poor, being severely underpaid after leaving a faculty job 3.5years back and working for people who never recognizes my potential - I feel like I am killing myself every single day. I am tired of doing the same thing every day in a 10ft x 8ft office, where my days and energy spent for the success that only leads to journal articles those are never used later on and receiving a paycheck that only went 35% down from what I was earning back in 2012. I wonder if there is anything left for me outside academia where I can make use my experience and skills for an organization that will also find value in me. I tried and failed numerous times, applied to many jobs without luck. I am trying once again … :-) May I be a part of an initiative, a group, or an organization that is making a difference to the world, that is solving societal problems or making people's lives better? How can I grow any further from here? My skills can be found in my LinkedIn page, and also in the below link you’ll find some of my scientific achievements / articles listed. I am also sharing with you my im-promptu talk at the UN-HQ earlier this year that introduces my background - more of me as a person - where I came from and how I reached where I am today. It has been such a journey! Thank you so much in advance. Please, do reach out to me with questions.
email: [email protected]
UN-HQ talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imy-mjIXoH8
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Does anyone live in these areas who could provide insight on which one might be better?
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The workplace is high school.
Some places are worse than others. I see blatant favoritism from upper leadership down to administrative staff. This is why I want to work fully remote so I don’t have to deal with the petty office politics from the snub from a coworker passing by to promotions of the favorites. This is the type of company I am working for. I will be gone in a month since I am moving. It’s old and draining. Just needed to vent.
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Not enjoying my new role.
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We have a new COO that I directly report to. He is the most impatient, dictatorial person I have ever worked for. Additionally, he is quite eccentric. When speaking with me in meetings, he walks around his office/conference room combo and flails his hands in the air while talking - many times circling the large conference room many times - almost like some type of madman. He probably does that with others as well. I find myself also circling trying to understand him and follow the bouncing ball.
His dictatorship style of leadership does not mesh well with me either. I don't have a lot of experience working with dictators and it makes me angry when he dictates. I want to say something back to him but everyone at the company is walking on eggshells right now.
Besides applying to jobs, I am trying to deal with his mess until I find something.
Has anyone experienced this or can anyone provide advice on how to navigate through this?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated.
I'm looking for some advice from someone who has held one of these positions. What has been your experience working in these roles: is there a low barrier to entry, is there a good balance of challenge in the work, and are there opportunities for growth?