The job isn't exactly what they told me it would be but that's not the end of the world. But our team is just me and my manager. We're part of a larger HR team but our communications team is just us, which means I rely on my manager for everything. She either sends me emails with assignments and a ton of attachments and doesn't explain - and I'm supposed to figure it out and then send out important emails to the entire 5,000+ company or she disappears for hours, literally hours, with no explanation and then reappears around 3 or 4 when I'm getting ready to wrap up. My hours are 8-4:30 and now we're all working remotely. Yesterday, she popped back in after not looking at something I had sent her in the morning that she needs to sign off on, and when she reappeared she made a ton of changes, and then another high up person assigned two other letters to go out - all for the next day. I had been working all day and by then it was 4 pm. I needed to get off at 4:30 to care for my young son but I was a big stresscase and worked until 5:30 while my son played in my home office, needing dinner, so that I could get in all the corrections for the now 4 letters I am responsible for getting out and get them in the correct format on the tool we use to send out emails. We are meeting this morning to finalize. The whole thing made me very angry. I told my manager that I was having trouble keeping track of each letter and each one has a very specific distribution list and it's confusing and her response was "breathe" like it's all about me managing my stress and not about her disappearing and then reappearing and throwing me a ton of work. I know I need to start creating boundaries. I''ll get off email at 4:30 and will let them know i will pick up at 8 am and if they want something done that evening they can do it but if I do that this means waking to a box full of emails with all these new changes and assignments and it will stress me out. I want to quit but I'm a solo parent and it took me years to get this job with a good company, good pay and benefits. I really dislike it. I don't know what to do. Advice?
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Amy suggestions regarding new certifications or what I can do to make my older experience more relevant!
Wanting to return to entertainment marketing in NYC and worked in the industry previously at a director level.
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How soon after starting a new job would you update your LinkedIn page?
I love my job but my boss is the only negative and if things don't change I will likely need to find new employment. This is my first job in several years. I just reentered the workforce after taking leave.
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Result-oriented professional with an experience of 4YEARS Experienced in leading dedicated teams for running successful process operations with proven capability of achieving service delivery/ organizational targets. Proficient in Setting up and driving best practices, facilitating inter team communication and leveraging synergies. Merit of delivering outstanding work and also received many awards like On The Spot Awards, Special Initiative Award, Rising Star and so on.
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A hostile environment that makes you dread going to work.
I work in a very hostile environment. I am a Line Cook in an long time established restaurant. Recently, a new kitchen manager was hired. This girl is the absolute worst toxic, raciest, micro"manager" I have ever had the misfortune to work under.
First, she is still in college for business management. I am starting to wonder what is actually taught in those classes. I am a 10+ year experienced manager of multi-million dollar companies. However; my experience comes from moving up the ranks through work experience. I learned the legal aspects through other managers that I worked closely with.
Second, the restaurant is privately owned. She somehow thinks that the business laws do not apply to that type of company.
Ever work for someone who told you how to do your job, but never does it themselves? Yeah, that is the third issue we are having.
Next, she thinks she knows that "best way" to do things and if they aren't done "her" way, it is wrong. We won't discuss that the restaurant has been open and serving for 40 years before she came into the picture.
She hired her wife and promoted her over people who have been waiting for a promotion for years!
She took away everyone's overtime, now only her and her wife have overtime.
She has fired everyone who doesn't agree with her.
She runs with double standards, misinformation, disinformation, or NO communication at all.
She has favorites that will do special favors for her and they do not have to adhere to the "rules of her kitchen".
I went from 40+ hours a week to less than 25 and there is nothing I can do about it because ARIZONA is a "Right to Work" state? THAT is how a hostile environment is created and sustained.
I have to move to find descent work. This right to work crap is just another way to get away with bad business, and there is A LOT of bad business in AZ.
I am filing a discrimination claim, but I don't know what else to do.
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How do you tactfully ask for more money?
Nobody said anything about the amount of my raise. I just saw the difference in my paycheck. Yes, it fell in their corporate standard 3-5% but I expected more.
Since August additional responsibilities have been added not directly related to the job I was hired to do. My role is sort of a combination of customer service and account manager, processing orders and customer communications, being their advocate.
The first area added was compliance. This is handling reporting of things like conflict minerals, REACH, RoHS, PFAS, NIST, etc. The person who handled this before was terminated so I had no training. To do this I've been taking the historical records and making the rest of the process up as each request comes along. There's nobody else that can do the whole thing.
I did get trained on the second area, creating and closing jobs, before the previous person retired. The Master Scheduler drops the details into the log and I create the job, printing all the associated paperwork for the floor. (He handles some job creating himself as well.) When the jobs are completed, the paperwork is returned to me. I verify everything has been filled out and chase people down to complete it if it hasn't.
There are other responsibilities that I now have as well but they don't really take up much time to complete. The compliance and job processing duties combined are probably a half a person amount of work. I rarely take a lunch break anymore (I eat but continue working). I wasn't expecting my salary to double or anything like that (a dream) but I still expected more.
How would you approach your manager in this situation?
PS I also have to ask where my back pay is since the raise was supposed to happen in December. They pushed the process to February so all salaried employees are done at the same time.
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Several websites for job searching will only let you view to a certain point without asking for you to review your previous and/or current employers.
How do you do this honestly without burning bridges?