- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
Six months ago I started what I feel is a fantastic job; the type of place you want to retire from. I came here with good experience, wonderful ideas and a great attitude. My boss totally loved me: as in, I interviewed with her and my future team and when I woke up 3 hours later from a nap, I had 2 missed calls from her that day offering me the job!
The first 3-4 months were AMAZING: got along great with my team (still do, we all have a lot in common), my boss loved my ideas on improving our team performance and highly praised me on a daily basis. No joke; I was like, wow why haven’t you been my boss my entire life?!?! My very first project was revamping some important training our employees must take annually (think 20,000+ employees, it’s a HUGE deal). I led this project with extreme satisfaction from what I was told.
The project has been post poned for the time being: Flash interactions were not working correctly and the media person didn’t have a solid solution. So, rather than post these modules with one tiny hiccup, they decided to not use them until next year, Not too devastating, I understand their reasoning because that reflects on our department as a whole, and my project WILL be used. Although I do admit, I have been a little discouraged since all this set in, but continue with my other projects like normal.
Now, I feel like my boss has almost done a 180 on me. Her emails went from super friendly and warm and complimenting to like, non-existent and when I do get a reply from her, it’s very short. This woman is super busy so my feelings arent exactly hurt, but it does kind of irk me that my other team members are getting this kind and uplifting “treatment” (we all get CC’d on a lot of emails) from my boss, and during our one-on-one meetings, I feel like she is just waiting for the meetings to be over with, no positive OR negative feedback at all, even though I do ask for it.
This is the same woman that reassured me again and again about my project being excellent work and that she has me on this project for next year’s re-vamp.
Alright, I take it back: my feelings ARE hurt! I don’t understand this change in attitude when she was the main reason I didn’t feel that awful about my project. I feel like I’ve been put on the back burner or that she has lost faith in me. I’ve asked her about it, but she says that no one blames any team members involved. Still, something’s off. It really makes for a sucky day at work when you get the cold shoulder from your boss and no one else does.
Just needing to vent and would love to hear your stories if you’ve been through the same thing.