Dear Miss Pearl,
I have a work related problem. I hope the advice I get
is well thought out because, I might use it.
My problem is at work, I don't
think my supervisor like me and I don't know how to really approach this because
it is my job. But, at the same time I can't let things escalate beyond control.
I've been at my job for 3 years, she has been hear for 5 months and so has the
director. A lot of changes had to be made because of the work ethic, and it is
very clear that this had nothing to do with me.
I've noticed things like,
she told me I have't to have enough earn time to schedule a vacation, but I know
of at least two people that
she did this for without having enough over
They started a new system, I didn't get training on the new system
yet. Even though I did the same system two years ago, she would rather have
someone that is horrible at computers that constantly keep making mistakes
before she has me, I am excellent at computer, I'm a big help in the
I have sent emails regarding problems with work that she as a
supervisor normally is suppose to answer. But she gave me a sarcastic answer, so
I just noted everything that has to do with that particular problem, so that
when it comes back she will have't to explain. Which she eventually
There's a new system that all the employees has to start using, in
order to get any personal information or to make personal changes. They offered
a class on it. I was told someone is going to train us as a group, we never got
the training and they let someone else go.
The problem I'm about to have
is that I am not a quitter, that may be what they want. I have bills to pay, so
I make sure I do my work and come in on time. But I'm about to bring shit to the
table, to documented everything that I feel I am having a problem with. I'm just
not sure how to pursue this without creating a war. I can't just sit around and
let these things to pile up and keep a smile on my
Sometimes when people in the workplace feel threatened by your
potential to outshine them, they do things to make you so uncomfortable that you
either a) develop an attitude so stank that it becomes apparent to the people
around you that you have a bad attitude, and now that you've laid the groundwork
for their master plan, they go to the powers that be to help them help your ass
right out the door because you've given them all the ammunition they need to get
rid of you, or b) you get so disgruntled, that you leave on your own and their
work is done.
On the flip side of that, people often become so
disillusioned about their own abilities that they get arrogant and the people
around them roll their eyes because they know that they're not as good as
you think they are.
I've read your letter and I can honestly say
that I don't know which is the case, but from what I read, your follow-up isn't
as good as you've convinced yourself it is (and that may be your
I mean, lets be realistic, I'm just Miss Pearl, and you don't
get paid to impress me, but if you were sending a request for advice with the
knowledge that I will wear a trick out depending upon how I feel that day, why
would you send me a letter that was this poorly written? And detailing how
"good" you are, at that?
I mean really, the easiest thing you can do on a
computer is spell/grammar check - it's one click. If you didn't feel
the need to do that in a letter that you were writing about how professional and
good you are, then I can't see you conveying that "greatness" on the
I suggest you re-evaluate your work ethic and make sure that you're
as skilled as you say you are. After you've done that, you need to sit down with
your new supervisor and ask her if she sees anything with your work that could
stand a bit of fine tuning - you never know, asking her if there is anything
that you can do to better your job performance may very well be what she's
looking for in you.
If you want advice from Miss Pearl,
send me an email to: email@example.com