Confused

So a while ago at work I made some small mistakes.  Unfortunately, as often happens, small mistakes add up and they became a big mistake.  Especially when they culminate when you are on holiday and you can fix them.  And then you come back into work complete unaware of what happened when you were absent and it feels like all hell has broken loose.  You are dragged over the coals and spend the better part of the day crying because although you knew things were bad, you never knew they were that bad.

But things improve, or so you think.  It gets easier to go to work again and it gets easier to do your job.  And you think you have made improvements, good improvements because no one has told you otherwise (and the weekly meetings you asked to have with your manager – well they never materialise).  All of a sudden, some six or seven weeks later you have another meeting only to be told there has been an improvements, but not a massive improvement.  And your world starts to fall apart again.

This was me, on Friday.  And I have spent all week anxious and worrying about work.  I am going on annual leave again on Thursday and already I can feel the dread and the panic because I am worrying about what I will face when I come back to work next Thursday.  I have wished this week and my holiday week away through fear.

I tried asking for help and support and got nothing in return.  My manager won’t hold weekly meetings with me and never intended too.  It’s not his style and he doesn’t see why he should.  He won’t do it for me if he’s not doing it for the rest of the team and as the rest of the team don’t need it therefore I don’t.

He won’t give me clarification on what I can do to improve as I should know.  I should know what is expected of me.  I don’t.  I struggle to do the basics of my job and I need help with the additional stuff.  Apparently because I am the senior person in my role, it feels like I don’t need support.  Or I shouldn’t need support rather.

I don’t want to cause trouble.  I don’t want to be the person who is always complaining.  But I want to be able to do my job.  I don’t want to be scared anymore.  It’s just too hard.

 

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One thought on “Confused

  1. Your manager is an idiot, who is refusing to do the most basic part of his job – namely, manage his staff. If I were you I’d keep a journal listing everything that happens, every bit of help you’ve asked for and have been denied, in case you need to refer back to it. One of my good friends at work is going through something similar and that’s what he’s been doing. It puts the managers off guard when they find out he’s been keeping tabs on them!

    I really hope you manage to put it out of your mind and enjoy your annual leave anyway.

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