- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
So about 8 months ago I took a new position into a field I was really excited about. I loved my previous company, but there was no more room for me to grow in the field I was in so I had to leave if I wanted to keep progressing.
I thought the new job would be great. I’m in data analysis for healthcare. Well..the company was a bit smaller..but I figured that’d just give me the ability to do more. There was less red tape. Boy was I wrong. This place is a total clusterfluck! There’s no process, there’s no boss to the department, my supevisor has never had a real job outside this company..ever and I’m her only subordinate ever. The team, what’s left of it, is always butting heads. The higher ups have no idea about what we do, and lacking any manager, we are 100% subject to their whims..multiplied by however many execs that day decide they want something RIGHT NOW. There’s no work flow, no project plans, no work life balance.
One of the developers left in January, and I just ended up having to take over his job and mine. There’s no interest in replacing him, since they can just wring out the work from me. He got paid twice what I do mind you.
The final straw, I was the technical lead on a project. It was a hairy project, very high risk. I got it up using technology no one even knew how to build or use before, launched it flawlessly…and my boss is like ‘Great job!’ and then an hour later decides to drag me into a meeting to talk about my ‘feelings’.
Turns out it wasn’t about my feelings, it was about her’s. I guess at some point she emailed me and made a suggestion, “Why don’t we do X” and I responded “Well, if we do X, Y would happen.” and she responded with “Ok, whatever you think is best.” I read that as exactly as it’s written. Apparently what she meant by that is “FINE DO IT YOUR WAY. YOU NEVER LISTEN TO ME”
Um… now mind you, she sat there and agreed with me and understood the reasons I didn’t take her suggestion..but she was still p.o’d about it. I don’t get it. I’m a logical person, my job is logical, I can’t handle illogical people. Really? I just launched a project that you took credit for using technology that had stumped the entire team for 2 years..and you’re going to tell me you think I don’t take direction well the day it launches? Are you kidding me?
I smiled and nodded, said I was sorry she felt that way, made a point to do all the things she’s asked me to do to make her feel better. I am actively interviewing elsewhere. I have 4 interviews lined up with 2 different companies already.
All my bosses always loved me in all my previous jobs. I’m a self starter. I don’t need to be baby sat. I take on whatever that has to be taken on. I never miss deadlines. I’m so annoyed, especially considering how much I’ve brought to the table and bent over backwards for this chick. I’ve been working 50+ hour weeks since last October.
I can’t wait to get out of this looney bin. Ugh!