Ok guys, you know how I like to keep it light here because, well, life is messy but I have to be honest. I FIRED MY BOSS!
I did fire my boss in that I resigned and took another opportunity but the truth is, I’ve never been so unhappy in my workplace before. Imagine working for a tyrant. Someone who gives you little to no communication and then somehow blames you when things go awry.
I got this job 6 months ago as an IT/executive assistant (I won’t say where to protect the company and it’s owner). I was excited about the opportunity and thought it would be great with my son now going into first grade. It only lasted for six months. Envision working for a man who had poor communication skills, was disrespectful to woman and just downright rude. It was like being in a bad relationship all over again. I knew I couldn’t stay but didn’t see how I could get out.
Been there, done that. I thought maybe it was that our personalities clashed or that maybe I was reading into things too much. Even after I tried to make it work, I realized, it wasn’t me at all.
Sometimes it can be hard to leave a toxic relationship because you’re afraid. I confirmed this when I resigned a few days ago and received not a single response, like what?? This can’t actually be happening! I have never resigned for an employer and had them NOT acknowledge my resignation. Still, I couldn’t believe it!
I guess what I’m trying to say is, always be true to yourself. If something doesn’t feel right, then speak up! Fix it!
Here are some things to be aware of:
- Trust your gut & intuition – if something doesn’t feel right, then it probably isn’t. As women we have this special instinct that’s built in, trust it.
- Respect should be a given always, if they don’t respect you, the relationship will never work. Understanding this is very important
- Don’t let the “business” part of the relationship make you feel trapped. Find a way to sever ties in the most amicable manner.
- Speak up for yourself!
- Don’t be scared to end it, if it isn’t working out.
Business relationships are like all relationships, you can want out of them for valid reasons.
I hope this post helped you come to terms with a job or a boss whom you are unhappy with. I hope you find that dream place and the courage to leave when the time is right.