They're all gonna laugh at me
April 27, 2011 10:08 AM Subscribe
Is blunt criticism a warning for being fired? I work in a small office where 3 mistakes (mainly numerical errors) I made have been called embarrassing in a 5 month period. This is not a financial sector job. Yes I make more than 1 mistake a month, but what's bothering me is that this specific word has been used by the 3 people I work with most.
posted by Freecola to Work & Money (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've never had anything like this sort of criticism before but never been responsible for so much. Imagine: remembering various laws and costs of doing business in 8 states on projects due within days of each other. I cried yesterday and in the past months due to the stress and the overwhelming "I don't fit in/ job is different than described" feeling.
I would NEVER describe the mistakes they've made as embarrassing even when they were. Any way for the low man on the totem pole (me) to have them simply correct mistakes rather than say " Eww, that's embarrassing." This is making me avoid getting help from these otherwise nice people for work issues. Mostly interested in those who've been in the same situation.