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Old 10-16-2005, 04:09 PM   #1
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It’s Official: I hate my new job

A month ago, I started a new job (temp to perm) at a local consulting company. My title is “Project Support Specialist” but I’m basically a glorified secretary. Initially, I was supposed to aid the consultants in managing their client work. It would require my writing, editing, and graphic design skills. I’d get to create and develop proposals, case books, interviews, and other related documents. However, I spend most of my time answering the phone, filing, sorting mail, and other assorted BS. I did get to format one document, but it was changed by someone else, and I haven’t been able to work on another document. Gee, it was my first document. Give me a chance to get used to the different protocols. I’m hoping that maybe things will change as I get more into the job, but I’m not holding my breath.

Furthermore, there is a coven of "Heathers" that I have to deal with everyday. Some can be awfully condescending and seem to be looking for petty things to get me into trouble. I'm getting a vibe that they are very untrustworthy and I have to watch my back. This is a horrible environment to be in.

And to add insult to injury one of my co-workers has a drug-addled son who is always calling and buzzing our front door. Guess who has to deal with him? That’s right, me. I’m told that I need to tell him that his mom is busy. He makes me very uncomfortable and I don’t appreciate having my work disturbed. Yet, I’m supposed to be understanding.

I’ve been near tears for the past few days. I feel like I’m a victim of the old “bait and switch.” I’ve decided to revamp my résumé and look for another job. I really dread going into work everyday and I feel like such a failure for ending up in this situation. I think I was too hasty in accepting this position, when I should have done further looking.

I’m just so sick of this shit. The American workplace sucks.
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You aren't a failure we all have that one job every now and then that just really sucks! Hang in there hope you are able to find somewhere that appreciates your talents
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You mentioned that this was a temp to perm position, have you started working on the payroll of this company or are you still with the temp agency?
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In my experience, temps usually get treated like dirt.

I should know; I worked as one for two years back from 1999-2001 and I decided after I gained enough experience that I never wanted to do it again.
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Re: It’s Official: I hate my new job

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I’ve decided to revamp my résumé and look for another job. I...feel like such a failure for ending up in this situation.
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It's Official: They just let me go.
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Well, maybe you'll have better luck at your next job.
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Yes, better luck with your next job. They did you a favor by letting you go.
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I better not start replying, I'd never stop.
Something better will be on the horizon, mate.
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You will find something soooo much better than what you have been putting up with. Good luck
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Thanks for all of your kind support. I believe it is more of the company's problem than mine. Their going to have a hard time finding someone to fill this position, partly because it's such a "bait and switch", but also because the addict's mom (she's the CEO's executive assistant) is such a condescending, rude, and bitchy woman. I really think if I had stayed longer she would have stabbed me in the back.

I hope to get something, at least temporarily, soon to get some income, but this is just prompting me to ramp up my job search. My friend, Ann, just told me that I should send my resume to the corporate offices of the Y and that they are always very open to grads of my alma mater. I'm going to do just that.
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