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Job- do I stay or do I go

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Whoamiwhatami Thu 15-Sep-16 18:28:25

I started a new job 6 weeks ago and I've just not settled in with the rest of the team. They ignore me, report everything I do to the management or in some cases they make things up.

I am constantly being told off, they have threatened me today with supervision of tasks I'm perfectly capable of doing and have been doing for years in my previous job.

It's not getting better, if anything it gets worse. I'm in tears at the thought of going in tomorrow. I know I'll be called incompetent again, they will call me lazy despite the fact I won't stop all day and do more than them.

Should I stay?

AlMinzerAndHisPyramidOfDogs Thu 15-Sep-16 18:46:16

Didn't want to read and run. Sorry to hear you are having a hard time.
They are twats, clearly.
What type of job is it?

00100001 Thu 15-Sep-16 18:47:42


Look for another job, don't tell them. And go.

Its not worth being unhappy.

MiddleClassProblem Thu 15-Sep-16 18:48:25

Is there an HR department you can go to?

Whoamiwhatami Thu 15-Sep-16 18:52:59

I spoke to management on Friday addressing my concerns. But she seemed non plussed about the issues and was told they are like it with new staff.

However inexperienced new starter is being praised and fits in the fold and is being put on training courses to do work I won't be able to do without them.

My head says leave. It's only going to get worse.

Whenwillitrain Thu 15-Sep-16 18:54:30

Walk away. Life's too short to be stressing over work. Get back onto the agencies - temp if need be.

ItsJustNotRight Thu 15-Sep-16 19:00:23

Some work places are just shite. At one point in my life I worked as a temp. 3 days was often enough to thank the Lord that that was all you had to work there. I remember one job where the agency asked me to go in at short notice. Apparently they had taken on permanent employee on Monday morning but she had left by lunchtime. I could understand why but the employer had no idea. There were several other companies just as bad. Can you temp for a bit while you look for another permanent post? Or do you live in an area where you could get regular temp work? Don't stay unless you really need to financially. The last company I worked for I went in as a temp and stayed 20 years. You will find somewhere better.

redexpat Thu 15-Sep-16 19:27:26

Its not a good fit. Dont even put it on your cv. Just go. X

BewtySkoolDropowt Thu 15-Sep-16 19:33:48

Yep, as others have said, leave.

Life's too short.

I worked at a place that just didn't suit me at all. Full of 20-somethings that were wearing thick make up and with little substance. When I wore make-up it was a bit outlandish, so I didn't wear any to work other than mascara, and I wasn't interested in only ever chatting about clubbing and who is shagging who. There was one lovely guy in another department who I got on well with, but he was seconded from the Newcastle office and it wasn't enough.

I left after two weeks giving them two days notice - I offered two weeks notice but they said it was up to me, so I left at the end of the week.

Leave. Don't look back. There are better options out there for you.

Whoamiwhatami Thu 15-Sep-16 19:57:49

Thank you. I am not so desperate to stay in a job where no one has my back.

I have no contemporaries where I work. All a lot younger with a different set of priorities. I don't expect friendship or socialising with them but a bit of civil chit chat over a coffee or at least a hello.

I won't put it on my cv, and look into agency work and fudge dates a bit. So last job finished august, agency from August.

Whoamiwhatami Thu 15-Sep-16 19:58:15

Sorry September

mamarach26 Thu 15-Sep-16 20:02:12

I used to be in tears for 3 months every morning, just thinking of going into work. I always felt guilty for wanting to quit, but honestly it's the best feeling!

kittykittykitty5 Thu 15-Sep-16 20:27:37

Resign, leave, don't look back and very shortly it will feel as if you never worked there.

Trust me you aren't the first person they would have done this to and you certainly won't be the last.

I work with teenagers and some days it is like an episode of the Apprentice! They all do hardly anything all day other than chat and gang up on those people who actually want to work. As ever, ineffective management do nothing.

MiddleClassProblem Thu 15-Sep-16 21:12:19

Good luck who you really do need to be happy in work if you can x

Babymamamama Thu 15-Sep-16 21:15:00

Find another job then leave no?

Whoamiwhatami Fri 16-Sep-16 22:22:41

I've rang my former manager for feedback today. The crux is she's happy with everything I did. I'm going to have a conversation to see if there are any suitable roles that I can do.

MiddleClassProblem Fri 16-Sep-16 23:23:35

So moving you within the company?

Whoamiwhatami Fri 16-Sep-16 23:47:16

I left my previous job for reasons that it meant it didn't fit around my family but it wasn't acrimonious. So I rang them to see if they had problems with my work. I'm also friends with my old workmates so no issues there.

I'm popping in to see her next week to see if there are any vacancies in the pipeline.

MiddleClassProblem Sat 17-Sep-16 00:19:42

That's good news! Fingers crossed x

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