How to hang on in a bad workplace environment while searching for the next great opportunity?
June 20,2019 at 12:02AM UTC
When I first on-boarded into my current job, I thought it was the best thing to ever happen to me. It's in one of those trendy new tech industries, and everyone seemed great to work with at the time. After a year in, my local org went through a lot of change. Many people left, and new replacements have been coming in faster than we could spend money for the project. Even my own boss left, and the guy that management chose to replace him has a management style that does not agree with our team, as well as other teams. Between the new boss and the new people, I feel as though the culture of what was is slowly slipping away, and the new one is full of pressure and blaming, as well as an attitude that looks down on those who are younger (mistakenly equating it for inexperience) and female. I've never seen HR and management ignore multiple reports of misogynistic threats and rude remarks so consistently before. I've already made my mind up to open up my search elsewhere, to a place with a better track record of keeping their culture intact through changes, as well as overall a better job opportunity because I know I am capable of so much more, but how do I grit my teeth and suffer through the pain long enough until I find the right opportunity? It definitely seems harder every day now.
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Here’s the twist: I WANT to stay for two weeks, to put files in order, to coordinate with co-workers the processes for future events, and to finish setting up a Dropbox account for my department. Most of all, I work in a retirement community, and want to ease these beloved residents into the knowledge that their trusted friend is leaving them in good hands. They just lost the last ED without notice and took it badly.
This new boss rules with a cudgel. She starts all discussions with No you can’t do that. She changes my plans on ginned-up reasons (e.g. she canceled my bus trip due to “insurance changes” which had nothing to do with the trip). She lays down the law, and when advised of an error, she doubles down and tries to blame the victim of her error. She refers to staff members as “bodies,” and cares for the residents based on the level of their rent checks. I can’t get away from her fast enough.
Still, I have a good plan for leaving, and as you can tell from the above description of her, any discussion is going to go badly.
any and all advice is much appreciated!
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