- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
ETA: Sorry – this ended up being way longer than planned. Thank you in advance to anyone willing to read and advise me!
So my VP said something to me yesterday that made me feel like shit and I’m still reeling about it and wanted to vent to you guys here. Should I do anything about it or just try to let it go?
So I hate my current job. Like really dread going to work every day and I’m bored out of my mind. The people I work with are great and I love the company but this specific position is just not for me.
So late in 2010, I set up a meeting with the director of the group (who I report to) and expressed to her that I was planning to look into other opportunities within the company for when my contract is up in June (I can’t leave without penalty before June but my job would continue after June if I wanted to stay in it – it isn’t a temporary position). I stressed that I really enjoyed the company and the people I work with but that I thought a job in the field working more closely with the patients and doctors (I work for a medical device company) would be a better fit for me. I also stressed that I really wanted to stay within the organization; I wasn’t looking to leave entirely.
My director was very supportive of this and appreciated my giving her the advanced notice. She even recommended a few people who would be good for me to get in touch with regarding the position I am interested in. She also mentioned our discussions with the VP of the group (her boss) so he knew of my plans. No one else within my group knew anything.
Fast-forward to yesterday. I recently got an important approval for one of our products – so important that the president of the company emailed me to congratulate me and thank me for my work on the project. Despite not liking my job, I was excited that this project I worked on went so well.
Yesterday afternoon, my VP comes by my cubicle to congratulate me on the approval. Then he says, “So now that you’re making submissions and getting approvals and such, do you still find this job as boring as shit?”
Needless to say, I was floored. Not only have I never said anything at work remotely resembling that (to my Darling Husband and parents – YES, but at work – NO) but he also said it right in the middle of the group of cubicles so I’m sure many of my co-workers around me heard him. I replied to him that I never said that or anything like it and that he was putting words in my mouth. To which he said, “Right, I know how you young kids think” as he walked off laughing.
I just feel like it was 100% inappropriate and uncalled for. I may not like my job but I don’t let it show in my actions at work. I complete all tasks and projects well before they are due, I’ve gotten no questions on any submission made so far (which indicates that they are well put together), and I’m a hard-worker.
So Bees – what should I do? I know it seems like just one stupid thing but it is bothering me still a day later. But I also don’t want to create bad blood for the time I have left in this position or do anything to tick people off that could jepordize my ability to get the position with the company I am interested in. I need advice!