I’m getting a bit excited…….

Do you want to know why I’m getting a little bit excited???  Things might finally be turning in a positive direction for me on the work front!  If I haven’t mentioned it before I will give you a quick synopses of my current role:

  • Job share two days a week – I only perform one task of the job description
  • Micro manager – she does everyone’s head in and is more concerned about finding fault (and if not there makes it up) than doing her role
  • No room for promotion – dead end position and wasting my skill base on the internet most of the day
  • Staff morale low – this is due to the manager and so far two staff members have resigned in two weeks and hoping I might be the third!

If i get the new position it is for a multinational company, very well known brand, and there will be no wasting of my skills and fingers crossed I learn some new ones as well.  There is room for promotion which is great and always makes you strive a little harder I believe.  I will be job sharing with a friend of mine who I have never worked along side before but we met years ago in the travel industry when I was a BDM and she was working at a travel agency.  We hit if off the minute we met and have never looked back!  We have the same sense of humour, work ethic and values.  Plus are boys are only 6 weeks apart.  It will be a five day fortnight so need to look at care for the little man but will cross that bridge when or if I get the position.  Less money but I don’t care as the environment has to be better than where I am now.

Where I used to work as a BDM



I can’t wipe the smile from my face as I am just a LITTLE bit EXCITED that something may go right for me after a few years of struggling through the changes I have encountered.

Ahh the joy that is spreading through my veins is giving me such a high it is ridiculous as I don’t know the outcome of our proposal but by all accounts it is sounding extremely good.

Keep your fingers crossed for me and I will keep you all informed – not that there are many of you out there but hey I can live in hope!!


Work and all the intricacies

I have been in my current position since the beginning of this year; working only two days a week. It has been a challenge to say the least as in a way I have been given no responsibilities and I don’t exactly job share I perform a section of the job whilst the other girl does the remainder of the position. I job shared last year and we performed the entire role each on our allocated days and it worked fine. This position is not going as well as I thought it might have and I believe a considerable difference is that we are not ‘officially’ job sharing at all and my manager is a massive micro manager, which I am not used to at all.

I have been in the workforce since I was 14 and a half years old, (I am nearly 40!) so I have honed my skills accordingly but it seems not well enough for my current manager. Her list of things she doesn’t seem to like about me is as follows:

 Type to fast
 Speak to fast
 Apparently I come across ‘brash’ on the phone and to senior staff members (???)
 Work to quickly
 Work to slowly
 Don’t do things her way (I used the key pad on the computer instead of the top row of numbers!)
 Don’t ask enough questions

(this is how I feel)

I feel as though I can’t win no matter what I do and it is really starting to drain me mentally and emotionally. My co-worker says all of the above is made up and that no one has ever complained about me, do I believe her or not? I do find it hard to believe that I have been perceived as ‘brash’ considering I have never had a complaint in any of my previous work positions about my phone manner, if anything they have all said how impressed they are. Let alone working or typing too fast – how ridiculous is that statement?!?!

My conundrum is what do I do next year? I am on a 12 month contract which ends December this year. So do I ask if I would be successful if I reapplied or do I have some time off to regroup and look for another part time role? This position suits my needs for now but can I deal with her for another 12 months??? It has really affected me the constant put downs and lies from a lady who you wouldn’t have thought would do this to a staff member. Apparently she does it to all of us which is even more appalling in my mind. A decision has to be made soon on my part and it is not going to be an easy one I think…..

(this is my preference!)