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No Trust Plus No Respect Means Unhappy Employees

September 28, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

JJ's Melt Nana's Heart and Pick Me Up Face

Over the last few weeks, my present job got worse. Much worse. Remember my moment of speaking up? Well, it turned out to be an greater bad idea.

Right after all of this happened, and I let the flames die down of the awful written attacks I got from my coworker, it didn’t really ever ease up. Over the past few weeks, I have suddenly been required to send an “end of day” report that lists out the details of the work I’ve done all day. Each day. Every day. To the coworker I didn’t like (and I checked with my manager, she approved it).

You know what this means?

Each morning I stress over whether or not I will receive a lecture from her about a mistake of mine she found. And she has done just that nearly everyday.

I can’t work in an environment where not only do I not like the work, but I also do not like who I’m working around and I’m not receiving respect. Plus, I have to list out what I do each day, which I have never had to do in any previous position!

So, yes, I’m unhappy at this job.

But between you, me and the blogosphere…there is hope around the corner…but I’ll save that post for another day.



  1. Susan Cooper says:

    How crappy. I hope it gets better very soon. 🙂

  2. Jess says:

    Been there and lost my shit. I hope you get another, wonderful job soon. I started my new job about 5 weeks ago and while the honeymoon is well over it’s still pretty much heaven. Finally. I will work my ass off for these people! All I want to do is impress my boss!

  3. Madison says:

    Oh man, that’s never a fun thing. This hope you have coming around the corner, maybe it will be great and lovely! A new job opportunity perhaps? Crossing my fingers for you!

  4. Kristen says:

    I’m hoping that the hope that’s around the corner is a NEW new job. This sounds terribly stressful, which can adversely affect your mental and physical health.

  5. Melissa says:

    Oh goodness, that does not sound good at all. I hope you are looking for something else … that is really not a happy situation to be in.

    We spend so much of our day at work, we deserve to at lease be treated with respect, even if the work is a tad on the dull side.

    Hope it gets better!!

  6. Ooof I have been there, and only lasted a month. Life is waaay too short, and even though I was going back to being unemployed it just wasn’t worth the stress and unhappiness it caused in my life. Try not to let those negative people get you down, and like my fellow Thriving Wife always says, “kill them with kindness”. Who wants to be nasty to the nicest chick in the office?

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