Is it me or my job?
February 6, 2013 6:41 PM Subscribe
I recently began my first job six months ago at a creative agency. Now, I'm unsure if I should continue.
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It was, by far, my dream job and I truly connected with my boss. He is young, hip, and very direct. My main objective at work was to execute and oversee a summer design lab. My organization focuses on graphic design recruitment, whereas our partner organization oversees a web design component. We select many of our employees from this internship program. Approximately two weeks ago, my company decided not to host the graphic designers. Rather, both designers and programmers will collaborate closely with the other company.
I subsequently began working with the other organization under new management. There are a lot more side projects and mundane tasks that my new boss expects me to contribute to. He is less direct, and I truly feel misguided. I have tried to sit down and discuss these issues, but he deflects the responsibility and refers me to someone else. Since the transition,:
-my recruitment strategy shifted from university students to semi-professionals (mid-level designers seeking new careers);
-my main project (that I spent 3 months planning) is now overlooked;
-I have a logistics/secretarial role.
I didn't sign up for this, and I'm unsure how to navigate this system. I feel like the more I address my concern of flailing, the less my voice is heard.
To be fair, both jobs are cushy (with decent pay) and the staff are friendly...but I no longer have the chance to build my portfolio and significantly contribute to a cause I deeply value.
So I will ask this: Is it me or my job? Am I being entitled and whiny? What are potential next steps?