The total number of email notifications I've received for applying to jobs, communication from the company/recruiter, and rejections since March of this year.
My company is toxic. I've been there for 6 years. I make decent money. I work in marketing and one department director thinks that her sales people are the only ones that bring in money. Everyone else, operations and marketing, are not doing their jobs. I'm drained. I am on about 1-5 interviews a week. I am great with phone interviews. Video interviews - I completely bomb. While everyone was working at home on video calls, I had to go into the office until 4 months into the later part of covid - my company was forced to allow it. I LOVE working from home. I did it for 12 years prior. I missed it. We want to move out of state, which means my pressure of getting a remote job is on. No, my company will not allow WFH. I think that was the bulk of my stress of that 4 months. I felt like I could not even take a pee break.
I have 14 years of digital marketing experience. Most job postings are 8+ at director level (some even say 3 years at director level LOL). I tried changing my resume to 10+ and heard crickets. Changed it back and received 3 interviews right away.
I've tried coaching with my husband with questions. I just clam up on talking and this is NOT like me at all.
We have no timeframe or in a rush to move, but the toxicity of always having to defend your job or your responsibilities is enough. I've talked to my director about it. She's drained, too, but also has others that come to her on the same thing. She doesn't have our backs.
Just needed to vent, anonymously..... <3 Thanks for letting me.
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I am looking for a job due to business unit desition they are shutting down our entire Marketing team.
Please reach out to me. I have more than 12yrs experience.
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I'm wrapping up my toxic job this Friday
Throughout my tenure, my manager has proven to be one of the worst I've ever encountered. Despite my temporary status in the position, I've accumulated nearly five years of experience leading teams.
It became apparent early on that she lacked leadership experience, having transitioned from journalism to communications without a background in marketing. Despite my efforts to engage her in defining our team's vision, roles, and operations, she consistently resisted. Matters escalated when she began circulating rumours about me to an external government department, which eventually reached both me and the team. One team member bravely came forward to disclose the situation.
In response, I initiated a leadership program that included a Hogan 360 review. Unfortunately, my manager's lack of experience led her to underestimate the consequences of her actions, including the revelation that I would review her results. The discrepancies between her scores and those of her colleagues were stark. In areas where I excelled, she marked me as "NA," while in areas where she perceived she could manipulate me, such as "is a respectful person," she rated me highly. This manipulation only added insult to injury, reinforcing a toxic dynamic where compliance was prioritised over genuine feedback.
Through therapy, I've come to terms with the trauma of this experience and now find myself filled with a righteous anger.
Despite these challenges, I've managed to secure an excellent new role that surpasses both my temporary position and my manager's role. My focus now shifts to ensuring she never has the opportunity to exert power over me again.
Should I email HR and document my grievances, even though I'm leaving on Friday?
Is writing a scathing Glassdoor review an appropriate course of action?
Should I bring my concerns to the attention of the government department or the CEO? Would blocking her on mobile and LinkedIn offer some peace of mind?
What would you do?
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How much negotiation is reasonable?
At the beginning of the process, very rich company said their budget was 80-90k. I said that was below my desired salary but would be willing to learn more about the total compensation, etc. I was laid off a few months ago and making 115k - I was hoping to at least come close but this market is insane. It's the same job responsibilities but this new job's title is "lower" in the industry hierarchy.
Anyway - I was offered the job - yay! They offered 90k and I found out their benefits are not great. No 401k match, no bonus, couple weeks PTO.
I'm happy they offered me the top end of their budget. I need a job so I'll take it but... what can I work with here? I clearly can't come in saying I want 115k.
All insight appreciated. Thank you.
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Can you guys help me out?
I'm preparing for a presentation and I need more feedback to this one question. Please! And, Thank you in advance!
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HR is my manager.
I work for a small company and my reporting manager is HR. My manager is extremely unprofessional, dismissive and combative. Should I talk to the CEO or just start looking for a new job?