Has anyone ever heard of the Peter Principle? As a woman over 50, I know that age discrimination is alive and well but I've never heard of this phrase. This principle means that every position in a given hierarchy will eventually be filled by employees who are incompetent to fulfill the job duties of their respective positions. What I have found is that employees with more experience get the short end of the stick. Between startups and technology, many older and more experienced workers are now looked at differently. Though I opted to leave a management position 4 years ago so that I could gain more experience in a specific area, the job scape changed, especially when it comes to experience. And the one thing I find consistent among most younger employees in leadership positions is lack of experience, leadership and professionalism. It's not unusual for someone who is 26 to be at a director level. I question that employer's decision.
This was not the work environment I was surrounded by. In my world, you worked really hard to get a promotion. When you received it, you were ready. Your employer made sure you were prepared for the next step to management, training included. Nothing is worse than reporting into someone who has no qualifications to manage and support a team, let alone build a team.
What is a possible solution posed by this principle? Companies need to provide adequate skill training for employees receiving a promotion, and ensure the training is appropriate for the position to which they have been promoted.
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I am consumed with thoughts of anger and resentment for a former employer who humiliated and hurt me by treating me really unfairly - I would go as far as to say cruelly.
I am trying to let it all go and focus on positive thoughts about both myself and my future. It seems harboring negative thoughts and revenge fantasies are a waste of energy and also get me nowhere. These negative thoughts certainly don't help me feel better. Does anyone have advice about letting terrible work experiences go? And moving on?
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You never know which recruiter you'll get
i had multiple interviews so I thoroughly prepared by researching and creating my scripts.
1st interview: The recruiter was welcoming and asked all the questions I prepared.
2nd interview: The recruiter read the job description again and gave a brief history about the company before asking my availability to meet the hiring manager.Script wasn't needed but still great that I made it
3rd interview: Recruiter was invisible because I was ghosted
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I recently started a new job and it is fantastic. My boss is great....to a fault. He is very open to my ideas and really respects my opinion. However, I can tell he is just bursting at the seams with a desire to overshare about his past, his ex-wife and stuff like that.
I have a lot of respect for him, and because of that, I really don't want to know this stuff. I think a therapist would be better. When he starts bringing it up, I try to change the subject or not respond.
Sometimes I just want to tell him that because I respect him I think talking with someone outside the workplace might be better. Has anyone gone through this - what has worked and what were the results?
Thank you Fairygodboss community!
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how should I proceed with the irresponsible and disrespectful employer?
I got hired for a contract job 2 weeks ago. The first impression was already horrible, they sent me the contract to fill out and send it back, in return they would send me the training materials and the login info for the actual job. I filled out the contract and sent it back in less than 5 minutes from receiving their email (they also required to fill out my DOB and last 4 of SSN). I didn’t receive the response for 4-5 hours and I sent a simple follow-up email just asking for a confirmation that they received my contract. The next day I got an email saying thank you for the application but we are not onboarding any more contractors. I called the company and talked to the manager saying that I already received the Congratulations email and signed the contract !!!!! Of course, after my frustrated speech about the contract and my personal info given to them, they said it was a misunderstanding and sent the training material etc. I worked on the project for 10 days, absolutely horrendous communication with them, no replies to my questions and requests. Yesterday the CEO sent me an email accusing me in lying about my geolocation and using VPN to falsely show that I am in US and they were sure I wasn’t (when I am indeed in US in my cozy house). I called and was disrespectfully told that I shouldn’t call and communicate via email only. They asked for a link of my profile in one of the social platforms for jobs and didn’t get a response from them. They are supposed to pay me today, but I haven’t received anything yet. What should I do?
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I have been asked by my full date of birth as an application identifier by several prospective employers.
This is in addition to the last 4 of my SSN
Is this legal? And isn’t this asking for having your identity stolen?
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How do we get rid of toxic teammates?
I joined this team a little over a year ago, and unfortunately, I think we’re going under. We have two problem people on our team. The first one, I’ll call Bob, and the second one is his manager, Sally.
Bob appears to have no specific accountabilities, which results in him being all over the place and having his hands in others’ accountabilities (in a sneaky way). He has been given feedback about this behavior from nearly everyone on the team, and most of us really dislike working with him. Additionally, Bob does not actually execute any work. He talks, talks, talks - but no actual execution can actually be attributed to him.
The problem is, his manager is the same person, and they knew each other from a previous role which is why he was hired. His manager will not correct his behaviors, and his manager spends most of her time competing with other team members at her level.
We will be going through a reorganization soon, and not only am I terrified of losing my job, I’m terrified that somehow Bob and Sally will come out on top.
Is there anything that can be done?
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