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originally posted by: blackbeltjones
a reply to: macpdm
Hi.Im sorry you feel this way about a job you once liked.Friends moving on to other jobs and new people coming in....it makes it hard to show up for work.Ive had jobs where it was FUN,then people would leave(or get fired).
To answer your question,I think the guy maybe got yelled at by the higher-ups and/or client and he came across kinda mean towards you.Maybe ??And then he had time to think about how you were feeling about work and could relate.I don't think he or your company would like to lose you.You sound like a trusted and valued employee.I don't even know ya,and I would hire ya(I'm unemployed by the way and its verrrrry boorrrring).
I really can't advise you on whether to stay or go.Thats up to you.Maybe you're just having a rough patch and things will hopefully smooth out for you and everyone at work.And I hope you find contentment in whatever you choose to do.
Best wishes.Have a nice and productive day.:
originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
a reply to: macpdm
The above poster said what I could not formulate so well but I think he may be closer to the mark than I could ever have been. If your MD/Manager is worth his salt, he should see your out-pouring as genuine and see that you at least tried. # happens sometimes and it isn't always in our control. Judging by your age I'm guessing you've been in that company quite a while doing your job just fine. I know one thing, a good employee is not always the youngest, loudest go-getter on the block although management (in various sectors) often seems to appreciate that approach, until it's too late.
I wish you much luck and please, DON'T QUIT!
originally posted by: macpdm
If you even so much as read this let alone comment then I am grateful. Over the last few years I have become very unhappy with my job. It seems to stem from major changes in staff. Good people leaving and a change in upper management from somebody I admired & respected enormously to somebody with management experience but no experience at MD/CEO level. I receive a good salary the working hours are ok but I hate the pressure and the monotony of my role as it is. I cant just quit as I am 51, the main bread winner in the family and still have a sizeable mortgage.
We are a small team myself and another colleague running a sales office with a 3rd person running credit control and a 4th person running our warehouse/workshop. For two weeks in August this year I was left alone to run the office and support my colleague in our workshop which I did to the best of my ability or so I thought.
Last week fingers were pointed firmly at me for a process that should have been carried out during these two weeks in August leading to problems for an important customer. I think I have carried out this process just once way back in the past as it is normally carried out by my (control freak) colleague without exception so naturally it never occurred to me even once that it had not been completed before my colleague went on vacation. Clearly as a company we have an issue to resolve so that this does not happen again.
I was specifically sought out and blamed for the resulting problems. For me this was the final straw and I asked for a meeting with my MD. I poured my heart out and explained how unhappy I was at work and that this issue really topped it all off. His reaction was to reprimand me for the problem stating that yes this is a company process but ‘you’ did not carry it out so it is ‘your’ fault. He went on to say if your not happy then quit. He even started into my working hours because although I never leave work not completed I leave promptly at the end of my shift. I tried to defend myself as best I could but I could see he was now getting angry! Politely I stood up calling an end to the meeting.
Later in the day he asked me to speak with him again this time he was a different person telling me how important I am and coming across as much more empathetic but that it was still down to me as he put it ‘get involved’ and this will help but to come talk to him anytime.
Currently I am left confused & disappointed, were his reactions in the first meeting his true feelings or were they the softer touchy feely guy in the second meeting. Lastly not that I was expecting anything but I hoped at least the company would listen and offer to help in some way. Perhaps Im just an over sensitive whining so & so.
originally posted by: macpdm
I am very humbled by the responses I have had thankyou one and all I am genuinely touched you all took the time to reply. Im just going to keep my head down and do my job properly and then how can they complain.
I will then try to make more of my free time for me and my family and enjoy it.