My manager says I can always be honest about how I’m feeling but he rushes me off calls and provides no support
January 10,2023 at 1:48PM UTC
I started out loving my job and my manager, but we restructured and brought on a whole new team in my department that are a nightmare to work with. I can’t go into detail about the structure of my company without risking someone I work with seeing this because it’s so specific that it’d be obvious. What’s important is that this new teams lacks the qualifications and experience needed for their roles, but they are paid 6 figures due to being doctors. They have transitioned from practicing in their fields to working corporate with 0 corporate experience. They pawn all their work off on me, complain about technology, and are rude to me and my colleagues. When we speak up, we’re dismissed. We’ve gotten the message that you only matter in the company if you are a doctor, even if you don’t do your job. I work 50-60 hours a week to do the jobs of people who put in 10 hours and spend the rest of their time driving around shopping. They have joined calls from the mall. I am burnt out. I am unhappy. I feel disrespected and no longer feel valued.
My manager previously told me to tell him if I’m overwhelmed or have any problems. He made it sound welcoming. But when I actually do that, he does nothing. He just panics, rushes me off the phone, and finds a reason to end the meeting 45 minutes early. I have too much on my plate but he doesn’t want to stand up to this new team, so it scares him when I start to say I need things taken off my plate when he knows there is no one else who will step up. He always tells me how valuable I am to the company and that they’d suffer without me, but they treat me like the dumping ground for the work no one wants to do and underpay me while overpaying the doctors who make me do their work for them so they can go antique shopping. I need to leave but I am so burnt out that I have no energy to job search. I feel trapped. Anyone else ever been in this place? How did you find the energy to job search in that mental state?
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