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To think if im no good at a job

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LetsDoTheYogiBear Sun 15-May-16 19:18:50

I should look for something else?

GretchenBeckett Sun 15-May-16 19:19:35

No shit, Sherlock

JustABigBearAlan Sun 15-May-16 19:19:55

I think we need a bit more info!
How long have you been doing the job?
What makes you think you're no good?

araiba Sun 15-May-16 19:20:04


or you could try to be better

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 15-May-16 19:21:19

How long have you been there and shat is the job?

Are you really rubbish at it or have very low self esteem?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 15-May-16 19:21:44


Banderwassnatched Sun 15-May-16 19:23:24

Not necessarily. I remember being told I was no good at my job. I worked really hard on their 'development areas' and got better at it. I an still proud of making a go if something I'm not naturally able at, rather than quitting.

Just5minswithDacre Sun 15-May-16 19:26:22

Sounds reasonable.

Want to tell us the whole story? smile

MrsJoeyMaynard Sun 15-May-16 19:31:26

Depends on why you're no good at your job and if it's something you can change really.

You could perhaps find out what are your weak points, and work to improve those so that you get better at your job.

LetsDoTheYogiBear Sun 15-May-16 23:59:47

Sorry- didnt mean to post and run. Couldnt find the thread.

Ive done the job for 3 months. Had no experience and thought it may be a bit much but was desperate for a job.

First problem- was thrown in the deep end and offered no support despite explaining I had no experience. Co worker screaming at me on day one for making mistakes. Sure I make stupid ones that I shouldnt do but they are few and far between. We didnt have a manager at the time.

This said co worker walks around like she owns the place because she has been there since it opened 20 years ago. Thinks it's acceptable to give herself her lunch break but not anyone else apart from her "friends". Gives you 20 jobs to do at once and wonders why one thing isnt done when she tells you "I need this right now". Barges me out of the way if she doesnt like the way im doing something. Stands there and bitches about me behind my back nad says "im the worse member of staff, I don't know why she bothers". Ill offer to do something, she says no, then moans when it isnt done and "I guess ill have to do it then".

Im just not very good. Cant keep up with the pace of it all if im honest.

MargaretCavendish Mon 16-May-16 00:11:12

If it's making you miserable then yes, do something else! But I think try and work out what exactly you think you're not good at so you can find something better suited. You say the problem is the pace - do you think that's inherent to this line of work, or could you find something related but in a less full-on environment? If the coworker left tomorrow would you still want to leave? You said you took this job because you were struggling to find work, but you have this experience now. Could you lever that into something related but that makes you happier? Or can you figure out a way to make this job bearable, at least for long enough for you to get what you want to out of it (if you're concerned about having such a short stint on your CV, for instance, are there strategies that could help you make it to a year?).

JustLostTheGame Mon 16-May-16 00:15:40

Err you need to get a bloody backbone! No way in hell would anyone be screaming at me on any day in any job. Your mistake was letting that happen more than once!

Tiopyn Mon 16-May-16 00:17:33

This sounds like co-workers attitudes rather than you mot being good. If you have no expect and have been given inadequate training then it really isn't your fault!

My first office job was an apprenticeship in a place like this - I was sacked after 6 months for making mistakes, and it took me years for my self-esteem to recover.
Even now in my current job I still feel sometimes like maybe my boss just hasn't realised how useless I am yet, even though I've had positive feedback.

So I believe YANBU, if the job is making you unhappy and you are being treated poorly.
But don't blame yourself for not being good at the job.

Tiopyn Mon 16-May-16 00:18:14

*experience, not expect

VimFuego101 Mon 16-May-16 00:27:35

It's not you that's shit, it's the job and lack of training.

fatmomma99 Mon 16-May-16 01:22:51

It's easier to get a job if you're already in one, so by all means look around and if you can find something better suited for you.

But I would also suggest making what you've got work for you... Ask for a review (esp if you're new) and what is going well, not so well, etc. Ask for clear targets for you to meet, and expectations. This is for them to provide and up to you to meet.

Good luck. but i'd say treat an appraisal as an opportunity to be better, and if (when they appraise you) they don't give you CLEAR feedback, it's on them not you. x

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