I was recently scheduled for a phone interview by an HR representative I prepared and waited for the call on the given day and the call never happened.
January 20,2024 at 8:28PM UTC
I tried leaving her a message but her phone box was full I also sent her an email and never received a response any thoughts on how you would respond or should I just call it a day and move on?
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I just need a little support.
I am the only employee at a charity and I am really struggling with managing all my workload and navigating strong personalities on my board.
I have been working 50-60 hours a week for about 3 months now and I keep making mistakes, a lot of which are based on receiving conflicting instructions, some are just due to being new to the role and some are from my total and complete exhaustion. (I also have some family stuff going on). I expressed some concerns about receiving inconsistent instructions and that these instructions made it hard for me to understand what was expected of me in an executive board meeting. I thought would be an appropriate place to bring this up rather than a full board meeting. For context in previous job I have been the go-to person for diplomatic and difficult conversations and I usually handle challenging interpersonal dynamics really well.
Instead of being met with consideration for my concern, I was told I was oversharing and being too transparent. Basically shut down for expressing a concern, which I did bring up very professionally. I was feeling emotional but I did not act emotional. This was on zoom so I couldn't really "feel the room" so to speak, but no one said anything in my defense. One of the board members did text me later and told me they were glad I advocated for myself.
These are red flags, and I am trying to keep my chin up but frankly I am concerned about this becoming a trend. I also don't have anyone to talk with this about because I am the only employee and clearly the board is not a "safe" place for me to turn.
Thoughts? Virtual hugs? I could use one.
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Has anyone experienced keeping the same job, but switching departments within the same company?
I have been in my department for a while now and it is just not the right fit. I have tried to be nice, helpful, communicative, but some individuals are not receptive to this, while others are outright unkind. Things are consistently inefficient and confusing. Most in this department can't seem to get along and are on an endless crusade against my manager and each other. I am caught in the middle of a spider web, fielding questions and frustrations that aren't my job to deal with. "In-fighting" is consistently brought up. Higher levels of management have had to step in to help us sort everything continuously, but then when things seem to settle down an employee comes up with something new to complain about and when they complain it isn't small--it is always a giant time and energy-sucking fiasco. Drama, toxicity.
Another department, however, has kind, communicative individuals in it. My coworker who has my position over there loves it. She is retiring in the next couple of years, and I am highly considering applying for her position.
What I am very worried about navigating is the negative push-back. Since it won't be a promotion, it will be clear that I applied solely because I don't "like" my department. I am terrified of this destroying my reputation in the company. Has anyone done something like this before and if so, did your reputation suffer? I care about this because I will continue to need to periodically work across multiple departments. I will see these same people again in some capacity, especially my old manager. I've worked here for many many years and like the company overall. I would hate to have to leave the company itself.
Any thoughts are appreciated, thank you :)
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I just finished an interview.
I am in the field of health information management. The interview went well but when I asked the director of dept about the compensation and she said she doesn’t know how much the position is budgeted or the exact hourly pay. I was previously salaried at a large healthcare facility before being laid off. The position I interviewed for was an entry level position whereas I have about 5 years of experience. The job title would be medical record specialist. I was an analyst in the past.
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Hello lovely ladies,
I desperately need some advice and guidelines here.
I have been out of job for 10 months, I had some interviews and 2 of them gave me offer while one gave me the offer last week which I have signed and should resume tomorrow 2/21/24 then I got the offer from the second one some minutes ago to resume by 4th of March.
I actually like the second one better, the pay is a little higher(10k/yr more), the commute is 20 mins from my home unlike the first that I have to commute 45mins everyday(onsite), the second is also hybrid so I will only commute 3 days in a week.
The issue now is, how do I inform the first I will not be resuming anymore giving I was suppose to start tomorrow or do I go in first and decline the offer?
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A Treatise on a toxic workplace by your friendly neighborhood comedian
A treatise on a toxic workplace....I've worked in many toxic places during my career. One starts to feel as if they are doing everything wrong, when in fact, it's the narcissists that run the place that are partially at fault.
Consider if you will ways to help yourself in your toxic workplace....some of these methods may seem arcane, and even torturous, however, they do work, and you will find joy in assisting your narcissist as they reflect on their own image...
1. False teeth....if you have an extra set lying around, there is nothing as joyful as a fresh cup of coffee c/w a set of false teeth lovingly placed in the bottom of the cup. Your narcissist will gulp down their coffee, lick their lips and say mm mm good…until they spy the false teeth staring back at them from the bottom of the cup. they will run to the reflecting pool and empty the contents of the cup...up from their stomach into the pool, thus spoiling their own reflection.
2. Fingers....oh fingers, what dandy little digits they are. Such an asset to have around, aren't they? When your narcissist demands that you clean their office, even though it isn't in your job description, gladly oblige them. Springtime is the best time for this, your allergies abound, and your nose runs like a faucet. The trick is simple really, blow your nose and clean your narcissist's keyboard with the same kleenex. You're giving your narcissist some of the best parts of yourself, and your narcissist will thank you for a job well done.
3. It's a walk in the park, literally. When the snow melts, and your narcissist demands you clean the rug under their desk on your hands and knees, there is no better way to say i love my narcissist than a trek through the park. Way up north where I live the first thing that pops its little head up from the snow isn’t a crocus, it’s dog poo. A little dog poo goes a long, long way, and it doesn't start to stink until it melts. While trekking through the park on your lunch break, you may encounter a dog turd or two. On this occasion, it's quite alright to help the environment and collect a sample in a plastic bag for future use. Once back in the office, that's when the fun begins.....your narcissist has asked you to sweep the rug under their desk....no problem you say, no problem at all. What you do next is more like painting than sweeping, but that's okay, your narcissist will never know the difference, such is their extreme intelligence....remember the dog droppings you collected at the park, sprinkle a few of the doggie diamonds you collected on the narcissists carpet. When they congregate in their office, with their fellow narcissists for coffee, their fellows will ask them did you get a new perfume, what's that heavenly smell? The heady scent of dog doody thawing under their desk will add a certain fragrance to the air that all the office narcissists will surely appreciate. Your narcissist will feel well loved and congratulate themselves on their perfume....and only you know it's not made of ambergris.
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Was going to post a rant.
Was going to post a long rant but deleted it. Does anyone else who works at a call center get those people that keep you on the phone for extra long and are supperrr rude? At my job we can't respond back or hang up- pretty much just have to go through the motions or we're written up. It literally feels like people are living out these fantasies of being rude to people they know can't hang up instead of either asking for us to stop calling or literally just not answering. It's taking a toll on my mental health that I 100% was NOT expecting. Working with people in person you get your one or two rude people. Call centers...I get them back to back to back- I hate the way I'm spoken to. And the calls I make are to people that SPECIFICALLY request the information so imagine my shock when I am met with the nastiest attitudes people can conjure up from the jump?!?
Don't worry I will maybe think it's funny once I'm out of here.