With the pandemic the people in my office have had to move to other departments doing not so fun jobs. As the head of the department...I’m by myself holding down the fort.
And I’m done.
They’ve made jabbing under the breath comments. They’re being difficult to work with and just downright mean. I’d the time ever did come for them to return to the office, I’m not even sure how we’d work together. In the six years in position I, for the first time, broke down in tears on my boss’ office. I told him I can’t take it anymore and don’t know what else to do. It’s not my fault they’re not Doing what they want to do...it’s a freaking pandemic! Hey they treat me like it’s all my fault and I can’t handle it anymore.
He talked to one of them and it got turned that it’s my fault and that I’m not communicating enough. I’ve always considered myself to be an OVERcommunicator. I feel like she turned the tables to push blame on me...like everything else.
I want to quit...start looking for new jobs.
I even drafted a letter for my boss saying they’re super unhappy and I seem to be the common denominator and that I feel the responsible the to do would be removing myself.
Is this letting them win? At the same time, I feel it’s vindictive, knowing they can’t handle it. Whenever I’d go on an actual vacation, one of them would inevitably break down because she couldn’t handle the pressure.
Do I let them win or do I give them the finger and peace out?
Also, neither will ever leave. They’re both in lower positions with little responsibility and are very comfortable on their cushy jobs. Both have had opportunities handed to them for a higher paying better title jobs, but neither pursued them. So I don’t see either of them leaving..if it were me on their shoes, I would have been looking and left 3 months ago.
It’s tough because our ownership is the best company I’ve ever worked for and they’re on the process of expanding, even during this economic downtown.
It’s been an emotional week and I love what I DO...I just no longer love where I work.