All of my coworkers talk about how much they miss being in the office and doing the work, but I don’t miss it at all. When stay at home first began, I thought to myself: “thank god, the break I need”.
We keep talking about “when we go back” and I keep thinking, I don’t want to be there when we go back.
Backstory here is that for my industry, I make a modest salary and have good benefits and our summers are very flexible. However there are stretches of months we cannot take a personal day unless it is an extreme emergency. I lost nights of sleep when I asked to go to my sisters graduation.
There are positives, such as I have been able to participate and take on projects that interest me more than my job description, and I have a supportive teammate who doesn’t mind that I do those things.
But our office culture is tough. My Boss has had a different employee on the chopping block for each of the last 3 years I’ve been in a supervisory role, and I’ve seen those 3 people either get laid off or demoted. I just feel it is a toxic environment, but it is only my second job in the professional world, and I don’t know if I’m naive to think it could be different/better somewhere else.
Is it COVID making me stir-crazy, in its way? If we were all in the office I’d be distracted enough with the day to day to just keep going. But we’re not in the office and I’m at home, thinking about how to get my ducks in a row and what to do next.
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My manager, the second one I’ve had in my 2 years in this position, is leaving.
Ok, so my organization is great- great people, work-life balance, benefits, etc. However, since I’ve been there (will be 2 years in November), both of my managers i had have/are going to leave for really great opportunities outside of our org. While I’m super happy for them, i am concerned about how it’ll potentially impact my career growth. I’d still be doing the same work just reporting to new people, which may change as they hire on a replacement. Which is annoying to start the manager/employee relationship all over again.
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Hi all - ok this is a first.
The new boss, promoted from within, and I are a bad fit, to put it mildly. I put in my two weeks’ notice, and she replied that I could leave tomorrow.
Here’s the twist: I WANT to stay for two weeks, to put files in order, to coordinate with co-workers the processes for future events, and to finish setting up a Dropbox account for my department. Most of all, I work in a retirement community, and want to ease these beloved residents into the knowledge that their trusted friend is leaving them in good hands. They just lost the last ED without notice and took it badly.
This new boss rules with a cudgel. She starts all discussions with No you can’t do that. She changes my plans on ginned-up reasons (e.g. she canceled my bus trip due to “insurance changes” which had nothing to do with the trip). She lays down the law, and when advised of an error, she doubles down and tries to blame the victim of her error. She refers to staff members as “bodies,” and cares for the residents based on the level of their rent checks. I can’t get away from her fast enough.
Still, I have a good plan for leaving, and as you can tell from the above description of her, any discussion is going to go badly.
any and all advice is much appreciated!
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