Should I quit my job?
June 6, 2014 9:11 PM Subscribe
I started a new job couple of months ago. I feel it may not be working out. I don't want to be impulsive. Is the decision to quit a good one?
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (13 answers total)
In the job I started, the department is very disorganized. I have about 3 people telling me different things and I don't even know who is really my boss since they are all acting like one. Nobody has taken even a few minutes to introduce me to the job. I got some documents thrown on my desk to read during the first day and that was that.
I have also been criticized that I am not assertive enough and don't talk enough during meetings. I am still so new and the role is technical that is not even really dependent on "talking a lot". I kind of think it's a bit soon to be criticized for such a silly reason. I have also completed all the technical tasks given within the allocated time (usually even earlier).
My co-worker said that one of the bosses said in front of her "oh no, looks like I will have to micro-manage her". I don't get what inspired that comment.
I am still relatively junior and there is nobody more senior that has the technical knowledge and that I can consult with if I run into a problem. I feel uneasy about this.
Even if I can hold this job (i.e. not get fired), I can't handle being criticized for what I feel are irrelevant reasons on regular basis. Also the knowledge that they are not happy with me is bringing me down.
I am considering making it to 6 months mark - just so I have given it a real shot and looking for another job.
I feel pretty sad because I was really looking forward to starting this job. Turns out it's nothing like I expected.
Am I being rush?