I recently started interviewing for jobs because I'm unhappy in my current position. My current job has good pay, excellent health and retirement benefits, generous time off, and offers a flexible work schedule, but my boss is a disaster. He's very unprofessional and isn't supportive. He's verbally abusive and my staff have complained to me and HR about it, so it's definitely a hostile work environment. But I'm conflicted about the job offer I received from another organization. The health benefits are better than my current job because they pay for dental and vision 100%, it's a significantly shorter commute to the office, time off is the same as my current job, and there is diversity on the team which is something that is drastically lacking in my current company. But on the other hand, the hours are set and there is no flexibility. I could understand set hours if it was a restaurant, a store, or a place that serviced customers, but it doesn't. It seems a little outdated and arbitrary to me because if I'm doing the job well, what difference does it really make if I come in at 7AM or 9AM (I'd prefer to come in earlier)? The salary is less than my current position and while salary has never been a sole contender for me, I want to be paid my worth. I have experience and education. I have invested a lot of time and money into personal development, and I have two master's degrees. I value myself and I'm worth more than what they're offering. I tried to negotiate the salary, but they came back and said they couldn't offer more. To be honest, my initial focus when I started applying to jobs was to get out of my toxic situation as quickly as possible. But as I think about it more, if I'm going to make a move, I want it to be more than just a job until I find something better. I want to find the right opportunity. During the interview, the prospective employer talked about the changes they've made thus far and the direction they're headed in and it sounded good. It's refreshing to see an organization take ownership of its shortcoming and have a plan in place to make changes. They were upfront about the reorganization of the department, but I'm just a little weary. I've heard all of those things before and my current employer said some of the same things, and now that I'm here, that couldn't be the furthest thing from the truth. I just don't want to get bamboozled again and this is the main reason I feel uncertain about the situation.
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I have been working for this company now almost 5 months. I absolutely hate it. Now I have even more of a reason to as the management team and other higher ups are some of the most immature, petty and toxic individuals I've ever had the displeasure og having to work with.
I keep to myself, do my work, take the constructive feedback and turn it into a positive however, they've always got an issue.
My direct manager is the one who informed me an an issue where if you need to explain why you are away in Slack (I'm a cx associate so they feel the need to know every minor detail of your whereabouts all day) so if I state that I am away due to hand-holding a cx (as everyone also does) this particular person will tattletale to my Mgr, who took an issue w the person who told her this.
I plan to tell my Mgr during our 1:1 this week that I am unsure if I am making the right choice with my career at this job, due to the toxicity and child like behavior. (it'll be worded better but this is pretty much the idea) my boss tells me how I'm crushing stuff, so idk where the bs comes from. As I mentioned I do keep to myself and am I do exchange pleasantries, but I'm not interested in the rah rah of gerring to know these people. I'm 40 and they're all mostly in their 20s, so again I'm not their friend.
Am I wrong for sharing this w my Mgr? Should I approach it differently? I'm already seeking a new role, have been since I took this role. Just over the bs.
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Micro aggression in the office
I’m the only black woman in my department. I got braids over the weekend and I keep getting comments about how they thought I was a “new girl” from my supervisor. She’s said it every time one of my co workers complimented my hair. The 3rd time she’s said it, my director followed with “Are they heavy?” I’ve never experienced this before. I told my husband and he was livid. Are we overthinking this?
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There is something Wrong with me...
I have been fired from every single job I've held ever since I gave birth to my daughter in 2016, which has been five roles. All with the exception of one layoff. I have mostly worked in the marketing/analytics/business operations capacity, and thought this was the path for me. Part of the problem has been the time I've been off with my daughter's health and the other part is just...Me. Idk what to do and I feel lost. Idk what to do...
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My boss is taking credit for my work.
I was out sick one day, and she presented one of my projects as her own and barely mentioned my name. She also credited people who didn't even work on the project for their "contributions." At first, I thought it was a simple mistake, and when I discussed it with her calmly, she became annoyed and played it off as a 'team' project, which it was my team, not including her. She had nothing to do with the project. Then I accidentally discovered a newly hired coworker who manages a team half the size of mine, with a much smaller workload, is earning more. I saw the job post. When I brought it up to my boss, she said it is what it is. I feel awful having a boss who does not advocate for me, but I am there to support her 10000%. I have bi-weekly meetings with her boss, the CEO. Should I say something?
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I am in my current job since the past one year.
I am not enjoying my role though I like the organization I work for.
The main problem I face is with my boss. He seems so busy that after a new project is started, everything is just dumped on to me & I have no clue about his discussions with the partners.
I kinda get paranoid just to ask him things.
I am looking out for other job opportunities but I need help navigating through my current situation.
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LinkedIn - Recruiter Lite
Does anyone have experience with Recruiter-Lite?
if so, please share your thoughts/insights and whether or not it was effective for you?