I started a job 6 mos. ago, and while I'm blessed to be working during the pandemic, it's a bad fit. I hate the job and the anxiety that come with it.
I've been working remotely from day 1, but I haven't felt welcomed. I have no goals or objectives, my boss is M.I.A. and refuses to do touch bases. I have tried to reach out to others in the organization and my team to get better acquainted w the company and the culture, but it's been very hard to get to know people's personalities virtually. I've made suggestions on areas that I think I can work on and create more effective strategies, but I have received no feedback from my boss. After 90 days, there was no review or feedback, same after 6 months. I can't really gauge if I'm doing a poor job or a good job. There's no dept. goals, and I've been struggling to establish goals for the dept/team because none have been set for me in this new position. I get the impression that the position was created with no idea what they wanted the position to be responsible for. I also found out that the company is going public, so that brings stress and change along w everyone trying to manage the pandemic and the economic and political changes that are going on. I'm bored despite trying to create things to do for myself and trying to define the job for myself. I have attended company sponsored webinars, I've completed the HR onboarding training, but that's the only onboarding I've received. I've gone through the share drive to try to get a better understanding of the department and the needs of the department. There's not many documented policies and procedures, so I've been creating documentation. I've also worked along side of my team in the day to day tasks to get a better understanding of their jobs and the frustrations. I've been criticized for focusing too much on those day to day functions. All in all, it's just not what I'm looking for in my next chapter.
I'm looking for a boss who isn't a micromanager, but who is available and supportive. I'm looking for a baseline or starting point where I can get familiar with the company, its mission, and where they're going next. I'm all for working hard and I understand things are difficult now w/ the pandemic, and companies needing to pivot, but I'm not down for mission impossible.
So, I've continued to look for a job during this time, and the other day I saw that my position was posted on one of the job boards. I haven't spoken to anyone about it, and no one has mentioned it to me. I also haven't expressed that I'm unhappy w the job to anyone. But it's clear that while I've been looking to make an exit, the co./dept is looking to replace me and may have beat me to the punch.
Has anyone else experienced this? Any advice on how I should handle this? Should I remain quiet and continue my job search while waiting for them to let me know, or should I let them know that I know that they're planning to replace me? In all honesty, I'd rather get it over w/ now and get out of hell. I'm not independently wealthy by any means, but I have 6 mos of savings in the bank, though in this current economic climate, I anticipate that it'll take me longer to find a position, especially since I don't want to jump out of the fire into the frying pan. But the money isn't a concern of mine because I have a side hustle and my husband works as well. Any advice or suggestions on how proceed forward?
I was terminated today. I received a request for a Zoom meeting with my boss and his right hand man. My boss has refused to meet with me the entire 6 mos and I thought the request was strange. I asked for an agenda for the meeting, and then all of a sudden I received an IM and was asked to jump on a Zoom call immediately. I got on the Zoom, my boss, his right hand man, and HR were on the call. HR introduced herself, and stated that they didn't feel that I was a good fit for the company. They terminated me immediately, and told me that I'd be eligible for unemployment. My boss and his right hand man said nothing on the call.