I'm between a rock and a hard place it feels like.
May 11,2021 at 3:10PM UTC
I work in a company that has increasingly gotten more toxic with supervisors and owners burying their heads in the sand about workplace issues like zero communication, bullying, and unsafe offices due to ignoring covid guidelines. Supervisors come in sick with covid-like symptoms and the owners refuse to address the issue at all. It's toxic, it's dangerous, and I want out. There are many more issues I cannot get into here.
I've been in this job so long that my education in office administration is outdated and my online courses in beginner web design, video editing, and virtual assisting are not taken seriously based on the reaction in the very few interviews I've had. I don't have the time or money to go back to school at all. My resume has been redone and is very strong, but I'm still getting no where. I actually want to get out of office admin work for good, but I don't have the strong enough experience or education to get out of those "assistant" roles. How can I get out of being pigeonholed and move on?
I've considered starting my own business and I'm working on selling some creative things online, but that takes so much time to get going for real, if it ever does. Starting over in just another office job seems depressing as I'd most likely start over with less pay overall and less benefits at a place that might be more unstable than this stable but toxic employer.
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I interviewed with a company where I hit it off with the hiring manager.
She said she was excited about my candidacy and passed me on to the next series of rounds. I made it to the final round. All of the interviews went well. I sent thank you notes. The hiring manager said I should hear from someone within the week. A week went by and I didn't hear anything. I saw the position reposted on Linkedin. I reached out to inquire about the status of my candidacy and so far have not received a response. It seems to me if they reposted the position then they have passed on me. I just assumed they would send the standard rejection email. I appreciate your thoughts.
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So, I work for three very controlling and erratic bosses.
Everyone is always on guard for what will happen to me next, very chaotic. I have an opportunity to potentially switch departments but I know if I go down this road, they will sabotage me. My friend who is trying to steal me wants me to give a presentation for her department so that her boss can see my skills before I apply. Problem is, how do I tell my manager or do I just do it and beg forgiveness. She will be angry when she finds out but if I ask she’ll likely say no..
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I have a wonderful coworker (Supervisor) that I have worked with for 2 years.
She is a hard worker, never calls in and always goes above and beyond to get the job done. She has amazing performance reviews and has never had an issue with management or other employees.
Our company requires a background check before an employee can start. Apparently our old General Manager did not process her background check and just allowed her to start. She had a run in with the law in 2011 and was convicted in 2018. Once she was allowed to work she assumed the company didn't care about the conviction. There was not a question asking "have you ever been convicted of a felony", so she did not falsify any information. She turned her paperwork in like she was supposed to.
Fast-forward to the current day.... the company realized that her background was never processed and she is now awaiting the results. Her fear is that the background check could cause her to lose her job.
Isn't it the companies responsibility to make sure all of the employees background checks are processed? Should the burden fall back on the employee? ANY advice for her would be helpful.
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