Post # 1
I love my boss and coworkers, and when I came on as an admin asst, I loved my job as well. I was so proud to fnally get a full time job with benefits.
Flash forward one month and the staff begins to wilt. Two people quit after a load of drama and the Ebay project I was supposed to be managing gets put on hold. So indefinitely, and to flesh out the staff, my boss moved me from admin asst to internet/phone coordinator.
That means that at the car dealership I work for, people submit requests/leads on the internet and then I phone them until they answer and try to schedule appointments for them to come in. Most customers view me as a telemarketer and really just want price info (which I’m not allowed to give) and so I spend all day evading, bullsh-tting, getting hung up on and lied to while under pressure to set appointments and meet quota AND do good my mystery shop callers – and I’m not very persuasive or good at it. It sucks. It really, really sucks.
And then on top of that, of the 3 girls I work with, one just got hired and is already on vacation, one goes to school and is only here part of the time, and this morning, the girl who’s working with me called in sick this morning, even though she knew she was catching some kind of virus since last thursday. My boss just came in and told me to handle everything by myself, and that means pressure to respond to every new lead within 10 minutes, which is impossible.
I’m seriously sitting here sniffling and hoping it’s not obvious that I’m on the edge of completely bawling.
Post # 3
I’m sorry 🙁
If you love your boss, it sounds liek you have a good working relationship. There’s nothing wrong with talking to them, and I think you should. It will alleviate some of the pressure you’re feeling when things come out in the open.
Monday’s always suck, too. Hang in there 🙂
Post # 4
You have got to tell them that you do not like this new position or find another job asap! I wish I could tell you it will get better there but unless you tell them how you feel its going to stay the same. I would wait a day and then ask to talk to whoever you trust most in upper management about your new position and explain to them how your feeling. Hopefully they will be responsive, if they are not its time to start sending out your resume.
Good luck and hang in there!
Post # 5
I so understand how you feel. I hate my job so much right now that I literally have a hard time sleeping becasue I know that if I fall asleep, I have to wake up and go to work. I come home in tears more often than anyone ever should and I am not myself.
Hang in there, I’m sure something good will cosmically balance out a crappy job for you!
Post # 6
@MissGreenBean: That is pretty much where I am now. I dread going to bed because I know what it’ll be like to wake up the next morning and I try to escape work once I’m home but it constantly finds its way to the back fo my mind.
My boss came in this morning and told me how much he appreciates my efforts and he’s going to find a way to compensate me for all the hard work because he knows didn’t sign up for all of this. he mentioned that he doesn’t want me burning out so quickly because I’m not even 25 yet. Too late.
Like I said, I really appreciate the people I work with, for the most part, but I am just not happy. And I feel like right now is a bad time to say anything because my boss is already under a lot of pressure to get our dept up so that he has something to show his boss – and it’s the end of the month so everyone in sales is going crazy trying to make up their quotas. So me essentially quitting on him, even if it’s just saying I don’t want to be on phones anymore, is something I’d feel guilty about doing right now.
Post # 7
Tell me why?I don’t like Mondays.
Tell me why?I don’t like Mondays.
I want to shoot the whole day down.
Post # 8
Gah, I know exactly what you’re feeling, my last job as an admin asst was like that. I came in as an admin and ended up doing a different job on top of what I was already supposed to be doing. I felt guilty as well, because my boss was under A LOT of job stress. I hated going to bed knowing what I was waking up to, and my coworker was the RUDEST woman I have ever worked with.I had a couple days while working where I broke down and bawled, it was bad.
I get not wanting to quit because
-you’re quitting a job
-you feel bad for what you’re leaving behind for your boss
But you gonna do what’s best for you! It’ll only get worse unless immediate changes happen, and that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Hang in there the best you can and be searching for something better!!
Post # 9
I know how it feels to hate a job. I used to cry on the way to work, during work (in the bathroom) and then on the way home…and then AT HOME. It was awful. I am happy I stuck with it for a year but it was the longest year of my life. I feel very strong and confident because of it though, my attitude now is “i can do absolutely ANYTHING after that crazy year..”
Try to hang in there. I know how it feels.
Post # 10
@S2013: Yeah, I definitely cried the entire day. I woke up this morning and my lids were still kind of puffy and red from the previous day.
I do feel better now though. Thanks for the responses, ladies. I think yesterday was a breaking point of just feeling totally overwhelmed.
If it weren’t for the fact that I’ve only had this job for 2 months and I respect my boss, I would have quit. I need this job to get my experience up so that I can move on for one thing, and my boss is understanding so he makes things bearable. He actively recognizes how much work I do and what I’m stuck doing versus what we had planned for me to be doing. That kind of acknowledgement and talk about getting me moved up to where I was supposed to be before things fell apart in our dept is pretty much the only string holding me together some days. I just keep telling myself that where I am now is only temporary and there are people here who want to see me succeed within the dealership.