Tuesday, July 8, 2008

I think I can, I think I can....I just won't.

I cannot take this anymore. It seems like the new management has pre-decided that she doesn't like any of the current employees and that we're all pretty much worthless. We're on a supposed "30 day probation," which in my opinion is bullshit. My thing is, if you don't like my performance, tell me so that I can improve. The new manager has even said "Don't come to me with a problem unless you have a solution to suggest," so why can't we have the same courtesy applied to us? Also, how can you change around everything we're doing, basically making us re-learn our jobs, as well as giving us more responsibilities, and expect immediate optimum performance? Aside from that, I'm having a conscience problem. My job is basically to promote a product which I feel is inferior. Granted, I do get customers that know exactly what they are buying and are content with that, but I can't push something and lie to someone when I know it's not true.
I can't work in an environment like this any longer, but I'm no quitter. Not only that, I know how sketchy it looks to quit a job before you have one. So what do I do? I'd leave properly, with notice and all. I wouldn't just walk out or not show up, although I am tempted every day on an hourly basis. Those of you with more "real world" experience than I have, what would you do? It's soaking up my sanity and it's affecting every aspect of my life. I don't know what to do.


Fernando said...

In my mind, it comes down to a couple of questions:

a) Are you in dire enough straits that quitting now before you have another job lined up will throw a spanner in your figurative financial works?

b) Are you counting on a reference from the current (or former) management?

If yes to both, stick it out. If not, SCREW 'EM. But seriously, folks...

You mentioned time and again how shady this place is and what a terrible work environment it is. If this is all worth something to your growth/progression/whatever, then stay and get that experience. If it's not, then why are you putting up with it? Walk away. Use the time and energy saved to apply for something that better suits you.

Hugs to you, though...I know how hard this is. It wasn't but 3-4 years ago when I was in your shoes.