- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
So I just need to tell someone… Recently I decided to take a course in College that is simiilar to what I do at work. I didn’t care about getting re-imbursed for the course fees, but mostly wanted to do it to get the experience and be able to further my career at my current company or elsewhere. When I told my boss about it, he said for me to submit the expenses and they would pay me back 50% now and 50% after I pass. I thought it was nice of them to do this so I agreed.
This morning my boss was asking me about the course and stuff, and then said that he expects 80%. I dont think I’m not going to get 80% but that is putting pressure on me as I work full time. I told him about this pressure and he’s like you should be putting pressure on yourself. And then he goes on telling me that the course I am taking “belongs” to this company. (What?!) I’m kind of upset and wish I never told them about this course, since i was planning to do it in any case if they paid for it or not. I evened talked to my HR Manager about it as she heard the whole convo and shes like we’ll stop teasing you about it and dont worry about it and you just have to pass.
I know this is so silly, but I dont like how he said that he expects 80% and that I should put pressure on myself. I especially dont like that he is saying to me that the course belongs to my company making him feel like he has the right to drill me on what I learnt and say that he expects high marks. I was never stressed or worried about this accounting course before but now that he said this it makes me feel really worried that I have to do well. I was really proud of myself for going back to school in the first place and I’m just feeling down and regretting the whole thing.
Edit: I forgot to mention this – but my HR Manager also said to me that I just need to pass the course in College (which is 50% or 65% cant remember now), and I could even get a written letter from the school that I passed if I really wanted to.
Sorry… I just had to tell someone.. feeling down at work 🙁