So, my boss hates me and wants me to quit.
March 13, 2008 6:46 PM Subscribe
I think my boss is trying to get me to quit.
posted by Gular to Work & Money (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've been getting this feeling over the past couple weeks that my boss doesn't like me: continually dumping tasks with no explanation and then chastising me for not prioritizing tasks to her liking.
I've not said anything negative to her or anyone in HR and have been mainly keeping to myself to refrain from "excess socializing" which I had been yelled at for in the past.
Today, after arriving into work between 5 and 10 minutes late, I get called into an HR meeting with my boss and our director of HR. I get a written warning for arriving late and for bouncing a bouncy-ball with a coworker the afternoon before after just about everyone in the office had left.
Said coworker was also late today, arriving more than 20 minutes after I came through the door. He received a verbal warning only.
On top of all of this, I was lectured for lack of productivity. My boss has done little more than put paperwork on my desk, not talk to me and walk away for 2 weeks or more. My lack productivity could not have been charted in any way.
3 months back, I told my boss that I didn't think I could get everything done that she wanted me to. She told me that "it would be fine" and did the "psh" lax hand wave. Now I'm not productive enough.
I've also taken on a project which was up for grabs, which I have not been trained on yet. I also updated vital information for my department which had gone out of date and filled in information gaps since the company expanded.
Due to my supposed lack of productivity, I now have to chart all of my acitivities through out the day and then meet with either the Director of HR or my direct boss once a week for a month to see how I can become more productive.
All of this talk of productivity came out of *nowhere* for me and the warning has nothing on it about the amount of work I do in a day.
I'm currently job hunting to begin with since coming to the conclusion that my boss doesn't like me. In the meantime, I have *no idea* what to do as a sort of triage for the situation. Do I talk to HR about how I feel I'm being unfairly treated and the complete lack of any idea about my productivity (or any way to really know if my productivity is bad)? Do I just take it and get out ASAP and hope I don't get fired before then? Should I just quit and hope I find a job before I have to move back home with Mom and Dad?
I'm completely clueless.