- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Anyone else ever feel that no matter what you do, or how awesome you are most of the time, that you just can’t seem to make anyone happy at work?! It isn’t even 11:00 am and I am starting to feel stress-related stomach issues brewing.
I work for a for-profit college as a Registrar (so glam right? haha). This week is the second week of our 2 week enrollment for the Spring quarter and between my boss, my coworkers and my students I just cannot seem to do anything right. Students hate me because they have restrictive schedules at work and I can’t move entire classes to fit their needs, coworkers are frustrated at errors I’ve made while figuring out a new process, my boss is pissed because of those errors among other things and my performance evaluation metrics are shot to all heck.
I’m actually pretty good at my job, considering I’ve only been doing it for a little less than a year. I was named district leadership council member, so others come to me for guidance on policies and procedures and I train new Registrars in the district. Surely, I must be doing something right, right? I’m just so frustrated with always feeling like I’m under the gun and always getting yelled at for things that aren’t my department or that I have no control over. Yes, I made mistakes but I have owned up to them and I am working on correcting them. I don’t need to be made to feel inferior to others because of it. It doesn’t help that I am the youngest manager on the team and I am managing a woman old enough to be my mother.
I’m looking for other jobs in my field but if we’re being honest….the money and perks here are pretty sweet. I’m making really good money for someone my age (24) and any other job I take in this field will be a minimum $5-10K paycut. I’m FINE with that as long as I don’t feel so worn out and beat up and down on myself all the time! Anyone else ever feel wildly overwhelmed and stressed out by work?
I NEED A DRINK!!