How does everyone deal with passive aggressive and/or manipulative coworkers or managers? I'm not good at initially reading people but once burned will remember and act accordingly to distance myself to workplace conversation/impersonal conversations only with said person. I recently left a job due to a manager whom was described to me - after conflict surprised me - as insecure about my intelligence. That sounds arrogant, I know, but that is what a coworker told me. I had to leave that job because I didn't know how to deal with the manager's subversive actions. I had never encountered a manager that would actually try to make someone fail. I had encountered coworkers who would try to undermine me and could deal with that by performing my job over expectations. Does anyone have any good insights about how to identify these traits in others in initial conversations so I can be prepared and not surprised when the hammer drops?
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I filed a complaint with HR.
I was immediately removed from the schedule , and HR told mgmt to remove me for another month until concerns with boss get resolved and the situation blows over. Mgmt is calling it "HR Compliance." Ive stayed in contact about return to work. Found out Mgmt would like to transfer me. I asked about working at original location and was told bc HR Compliance there are very few shifts available. I asked when will it (complaine) will be over and have been ghosted.
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Hi all, I have a dilemma and can use some sound advice.
I got to interview for a great opportunity (I was laid off in Feb, so have been in the hunt for a while) I think I will get this role bc of my experience and bc the recruiter told me the person hiring saw my resume and called him on Memorial Day to get me in the phone.
The job is what I used to do so I'm sure I will excel. The problem is, it's hybrid night and weekends.
I can go into the office no issues on Fri and Sat night but, because I have a 3 year old, I can't do the other nights bc my husband also works nights and we would have different days of going in.
While he would be able to help with our kid, I'm afraid they may give me a hard time and I haven't yet had the 2nd interview to be able to disclose it.
My question, what is the best way to bring this up? I really want and need this job so I don't want to pass it up. Just extremely nervous about it all.
Thanks in advance!
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I'm looking to learn more about change mangagement, specifically helping to 'lead' or facilitate in this situation.
Any suggestions on where to start other than a random google search? Thanks.
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My Supervisor is too friendly with my colleauges (her reports).
I know that I'm not out of line, as this is so unprofessional. I have a supervisor (she is the manager of the department) who manages 3 of us. I'm relativly new and the other two (both female) are extremely close and "BFF-like" to our supervisor (also female). The three of them share inside jokes all day, and my supervisor constantly takes walks/goes to lunch/coffee with the other two, leaving me alone to deal with our walk-in clients. I've had several talks with my supervisor about this, as well as our manager. He's tried to talk to her (she doesn't "get it," he says) but still doesn't think anything of her actions with my colleagues (he even asked HR if there was a policy for such). It's outright favortism, and it's created so much angst that I have been getting physically sick, and of course, feel emotionally bent. I've never experienced this in my career, and I know that it's morally and professionally wrong. I've done all that I can think of (to include documenting everything). I am beyond miserable and am ready to quit at any moment. It's very, very obvious that my supervisor doesn't want me (she even told me that I was not a part of the team...ouch!) and is more upset with me now that I've spoken out. This feels like high school!
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Changing careers is really hard the older you get.
I work for the federal government and lately I have had a strong desire to change my job series. But I am at a level in the GS series, where it is difficult to switch, and I cannot afford to take a pay cut to learn a new role. If I don't make a change in the next 3 to five years, I may as well just retire in place. Networking is even harder when you move up the ladder in the GS series, everyone is on guard. I have been thinking of taking a lateral position at a different agency so that maybe I can meet a new group of people. As I write this, a lateral move sounds like a great idea. Just wondering if someone else has experienced this funk and how they got out of it. Thanks in advance for sharing.
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Networking is hard and overrated
So many talk about networking as this silver bullet that if you do it, you are going to find this wonderful hidden job. Well, I found out that this is really not the case. When you are looking for a job, you really should be doing everything- network, but also look for job postings, utilize recruiters as well. When you really need that job, people you know don't immediately rush to help you unless you are very lucky and they know of a position that fits your skills perfectly. At least this was my experience so far, I really did not find a good job networking.
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