my brother humiliates me in front of my younger siblings, friends, and over complains about me & tells things i want to hide from my parents to them. whenever I get scolded he laughs and makes my pain even worse. I wish i had a more understanding brother . He literally makes me feel so unworthy by nagging at me as if he were my parent instead of an elder brother. and nobody stops him. I am so fed up of being so mistreated that I wanna run away from my home.
My parents never scold him too, they always support him despite knowing everything and literally shut me up by saying that he does all this because he loves me and wants to have fun with me. But I don't like it at all. There are many other ways to have fun. This is literally bullying.
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I've been looking for a job for 3 months now and I have never had this problem of not getting anything.
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I have been at a job for 5 months and it has been extremely stressful mainly because my manager is a very difficult and impatient personality.
It is constant stress at this company and always a feeling of not doing or being enough. I put in long days and I find myself depressed and tired. I recently got shingles which I believe is due to stress and depression. I was basically told that im being thrown to the wolves as they embark on some new ventures at this company. I am feeling like the stress isn't worth it and would like to find something better but I have read that it is best to stay a a job for two years. I don't want this job stress to kill me. I appreciate advice. Thank you.
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My direct report missed a deadline…
Background — my direct report has been at our company for a little over 2 years as a coordinator remotely. She works with various teams to help submit deliverables to Clients with a set deadline. The turnaround is usually between 1-3 weeks.
She has around 15-20 years overall experience. She recently (maybe a few months ago) told me a family member is sick with (I think they live together). My
boss and I (individually) have noticed that she frequently has some issue arise (laptop issues, car problems, falls, some excuse on why she doesn’t want to commute to the office 1x/quarter), but we have tried to be understanding of her situations that seem to arise once a week (not saying we don’t believe her, just want to figure out how to best support her).
She recently missed the deadline on submitting something to a client, all because her computer froze when she was trying to compile multiple documents. I’m not sure why this task was left until last minute, but it’s becoming a common theme with her.
Without calling anyone out directly, my boss and I reminded all teammates about our process and procedures multiple times this year already.
I plan to have a discussion/debrief on what happened and lessons learned, but I just want to make sure I’m asking her all of the right and appropriate questions (does she feel like she has the resources to do her job, etc.) and really don’t want to put her on a performance improvement plan (PIP) yet.
Any suggestions on what questions I should ask?
Suggestions on next steps?
I really don’t want to pull HR in unless I have to. But our team is extremely lean and we need reliable people we can depend on.
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How can I stop disliking my bubbly personality in the workplace?
I work in tech and strongly feel that after one more year of work experience but most certainly after I finish my bachelor's degree. I will be ready to transition to mid-level tech-related roles.
I do get positive feedback on my bubbly personality from hiring managers and recruiters. As the recurring statement is, " You have more social skills, empathy, and warmth than most technical engineers we interview. " Which feels great and is humbling to hear buttt... I can't help but feel that my bubbly personality, which always seems to present itself when I lose control of the excitement felt when engaging in conversation with new people. Will work against being taken seriously.
When my bubbly personality comes out, I feel like others see me as a bright-eyed bushy-tailed newbie who lacks the maturity required to succeed in leadership roles despite my work ethic showing otherwise.
Can anyone share their take on this? Thank you in advance!
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Excellent article from Sloan School of Management, MIT on “Glass Cliff” Assignments.
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