I don't know if I should quit my job because a manager hates me
May 10, 2014 7:10 AM Subscribe
Is it worth taking the issue to my big boss?
posted by Asian_Hunnie to Work & Money (14 answers total)
As some of you know I've started a new job and have been here for almost 5 months. I like my job and get along great with everyone, all except ONE person. She's like a thunder cloud when coming around. Always cranky, especially towards me. She is a manager I work with and treats me rudely. She talks a bit nicer to upper management of course.
Anyways if you read my last post you'll see that she's always kept tabs on me and reported me to my supervisor. I have since tried working on my relationship with her but it takes two to tango.
Yesterday she made "new" requests of things I should do. She got angry with me for bringing an applicant to her for an interview and said it wasn't on her schedule. I have proof she accepted the appointment!!
It's getting to the point where I'm starting to cry in my office because she treats me like I can't do anything. I feel like she tries to find something to pick on to try and report me. But the things she reports me on is out of my control. For example, complaining about an applicant not coming on time. I can't help it if they're late!! SHE BLAMES ME ALL THE TIME! No other manager I work with does this. I saw her yell and roll her eyes at her employee once because she got news she didn't like...
My supervisor asked if I felt I was picked on and I said yes. My supervisor knows this lady is "tricky" yet because that particular manager doesn't treat her as bad to my supervisor thinks that it's just "bad work chemistry". I disagree, I think she hates me and I don't know why. She asked if I wanted to take it to our HR director this issue.
I don't know if I should. This manager has power over me and seniority. They really really need her because she has a job that would be difficult to place and no one would really want her job. The HR director knows this a bit about our issue and just said to my supervisor "Well, let's try to just keep up with her requests to make her happy." Which sounds like there's no point in telling him because I'm replaceable. I'm just an entry level employee...
I don't know what to do. I get stressed and depressed over her and fear of losing my job because of her.