I am treated like I am a useless idiot at my job?
August 18, 2014 9:10 AM Subscribe
I recently got a new job about three months ago. To be honest, I have never been treated worse than here. I dont know what to do. My last job lasted three years and I'm only 22. I have been yelled at, talked down to, humiliated in front of patients (medical field) and so on. I'm asked questions that any person with common sense would know the answer to.
posted by Chelsaroo650 to Human Relations (47 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have had this job for three months. It is my first job in the medical field, I am just a receptionist. From day one, I was ignored by my boss. He only came up to ask me questions point-blank in a rude tone just to, I swear, hear me say I don't know what you mean. He also never welcomed me, was kind to me. It was hostility from the start.
The hostility has gotten better but he still scolds me like I'm an imbecile and acts like I should just know. The amount of knowledge I was assumed to have is ridiculous. This is my first ever job in this field. They knew this upon hiring me.
They were not supportive in my training days and threw me to the fire assuming I knew enough after one week and then flipping when I inevitably made mistakes. This company is in transition at the moment and they are trying to expand. They are also short on staffing and have lots and lots of people flooding in.
I know it is stress, but some days I get sick of being yelled at and embarrassed in front of people. There is another person there who is known to get nasty. She yelled at me in front of a patient and looks at me with utter disdain. I can only seem to think it is this role specifically that causes people to get angry since we control the flow of patients in the office. The other receptionist leaves in tears some days and the same person who comes up to me and yells at me viciously has actually done it to her for months. Granted she is not perfect, it is alarming.
I am already on eggshells, feel unhappy, and have intense anxiety before work every time the weekend ends. I'm nothing but nice but it's never enough. There is always something. I dont know what to do but everyone I explain the situation to says to run fast. Others, like my father, tell me to suck it up and let it go in one ear and out the other. I'm afraid this place will break me down. I dont want to be a quitter though...