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I wish you the best of luck! I am currently temping and wfh and it’s been working well for me. I hope you can find a new wfh position. I have temped in the past too and it’s so easy for companies to let people go!
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Thanks Anon!
Tabbi Kinion
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Wow - aren’t you glad to not work for these people anymore? This is an extreme example of poor management. They posted your position while you were in the position?!? That is the worst! Now you have your unemployment pay to help you find a much better situation. This is a blessing even if being terminated stings. You were set up to fail and now you are solid in what you are looking for. Lessons learned hard are the best learned lessons!
Anonymous
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Hi Tabbi, thanks for the response. I'm relived and will take my time finding the right fit. I'm just glad I'm not anxiously awaiting them to hand me my walking papers anymore.
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Thanks everyone for the comments. The update to the situation is that I was terminated today. I was told that I wasn't a good fit. So on to the next one!
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In my experience, companies who do not communicate like this often will just "let things go" until they find your replacement. I am not saying that's what's happening here. The red flag to me is that an ad from another staging company for your position is up. This happened to me. A friend called pretending to be a staffing company interested in helping ask why the position was open. They were told that the current person wasn't working out and they were not interested in staffing help very rudely. I had no feedback whatsoever after almost 6 months. I called my old job and asked if I could go back, luckily they missed me and offered what I was making at the newer company. Be wary and don't jump to conclusions. Keep the job hunt up, you'll find something. Something isn't right here but until you find something else, let the current company do their thing. If that is the case, they have to tell you at some point. But until then, get another job then give notice.
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You pointed out that money isn’t the issue for you. I’d highly suggest not working for awhile and focusing on YOU! Right before the pandemic hit I was excited about a new job opportunity I found that looked really good on paper. Unfortunately the operations manager and supervisor weren’t at all people that if I’d had a a choice I would have chosen to work with. They reminded me of bureaucratic types I’ve worked with in the past. I had the worst onboarding experience. The operations manager is a obese, baby boomer with bad knees. She was really unorganized, and blamed a lot on her disability. Yes people have the right to have disabilities and work but, I could see her habits would effect me. The supervisor was a very disrespectful person. She was very rude, had bad communication skills and all in all unpleasant to want to work with. I was furloughed, basically chose not to go back at any capacity. We cannot choose the people we work for and yet they can have very negative impacts on our wellbeing. I haven’t been working and my fitness goals have been the easiest to reach. I really reflect on this considering how gyms closed down also. I have been reflecting on what I want out of a career and based on past experiences I know that I don’t want to deal with difficult coworkers who will dampen my overall mood keeping me from reaching goals outside of work. Please consider taking time to do some self reflection if money isn’t an issue.
Anonymous for a day
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I think it's easy to get forgotten as a new employee in this virtual world we're in now. Does the new job description have things you're actually doing? Maybe you could go to your boss and ask to be brought up to speed on those tasks. I wouldn't quit without having another job. Use the time you would be working to job search. One good question for future interviews, ask what they want you to accomplish in the first three months and helps the interviewer see you in the role. Good luck!
Shire Lyon
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I agree with everyone else. At the end of the day, if you're unhappy and things don't change, you should probably have an exit strategy anyway. I would give them the benefit of the doubt, but always have a plan.
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I'll start with suggesting to you to make data driven decisions, seconding the watch out for misunderstandings. This has been a crummy situation for everyone and some people are so overwhelmed themselves that it's difficult to help others. As to the posting there could be a lot of explanations, just approach finding out cautiously. You are in an interesting position where it seems like you might be able to make the job be what you'd like it to be, shape it into something that you find meaningful for yourself and the company, if you wanted to consider sticking around. Why did you take this job to begin with? If there were things that drew you to it maybe you can pull them out. It doesn't hurt to keep your eyes open, just remember the grass isn't always greener and it might not reflect well on your resume to be in a position such a short time. On the lighter side, sounds like maybe you both like pina coladas ;) Best of luck, short term try focusing on remembering that you're doing your best and reduce the stress you're feeling, easier words for me to say than do, I'm totally a stresser but I know that a lot of it I am putting on myself.
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Hi Krista, thanks for the response. I took the job because though I've been in finance for years, I was interested in learning the mortgage industry. It's just been extremely hard to connect with ppl. I've reached out and introduced myself to others virtually, trying to make connections. I know the grass isn't always greener, and I hate wasting time. I've been trying to create my own lane here, but it's hard with no goals or context. I don't want to step outside my lane, but I'm not really sure what it is either with zero feedback.
Krista
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In my experience no feedback is usually because you're doing fine. It's unfortunate but usually the case. While you're there try creating your own goals and pave your lane. And as you're already doing keep eyes open for other opportunities. I recently was assigned short term to help another group because I had time available. I was given very limited direction and one of the few comments from management was "wow I didn't realize you had gotten involved in so much" still unclear if that was good or not. When I was finished and did hand offs I got zero response or feedback, so I understand how uncomfortable that is. But while I was there I had a person thank me for the work I did, even though they werent management I try and use that to remind myself I did something useful for someone. If you have good feedback from anyone you've worked with save that in "kudos" file to remind yourself you're great :)
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Ugh...I don't envy your position at all! What an uncomfortable situation to be in! I know you said your boss is non-responsive, but have you tried asking him about that job listing? You don't have to say that you're looking (you could say, for example, that a friend brought the listing to your attention). Maybe say something along the lines of "A friend sent me this link. Is there something I should be aware of?" Whatever happens, you definitely have my sympathy!
Anonymous
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Hi Audrey, thanks for the response. No, I haven't mentioned it to my boss. I can't even get him to answer the phone or an e-mail. I've learned that not hearing from him is better. When I do occasionally hear from him is because he wants something like yesterday, but he's just asking me about it now w/ no direction or clarity.
Anonymous
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I am exactly where you are with the added criteria of nepotism. It’s tough to not feel defeated before logging on every morning to work. Here’s some words of encouragement while you’re in transition ... remember your ‘why’ and maybe that’ll help you hang in there until things gets better at your current company or at least manage the emotions while you map out your exit plan. I always have to remind myself that I work FOR my family & myself....and I work AT ______. Wherever that workplace is, don’t forget your self worth & protect your dignity and character. Best of luck to you and know that you’re not alone!
User edited comment on 11/10/20 at 3:14PM UTC
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Thanks you so much for the kind words Anon. You're so right!