- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
I started a job two months ago and from the beginning I’ve felt like an afterthought. I started with a group of other entry-level employees and they all had a desk and work computers set up for them, and I was the only one that didn’t get my own desk/computer. I was told the job was full-time but aside from a few super busy weeks, I barely work part time. This is challenging because I am hourly instead of salaried and I live in an expensive city. I keep being told that it’s a slow time for everyone but most of the staff was working on Saturday and I was told to stay home yesterday and today. In addition, my supervisors aren’t very communicative about my hours. I was originally told that there would be a meeting today but when I tried to find out the time I got no response. I had to hunt down a peer to find out because the director didn’t let me know or respond to my messages. I haven’t had any indication that they aren’t happy with my work aside from the lack of hours/projects (which was the case from Day 1 so it’s not like I had hours and they got cut) but it’s hard not to take it personally.
I do enjoy the job because it’s something I really believe in and I love when I get to work with the students we serve. And to be fair, I probably get more work with the students than most staff. But I’ve been feeling bad the past few days because during my last assignment with students, another staff person was made to be the lead even though she gets tons more office hours than I do and even though she’s still in school whereas I have several years of post-college work experience.
I feel so lost. Does anyone have any insight as to what is going on and what I can do about it?