This has truly been one of those weeks at work that has made me question my purpose at that office.
For starters, me and the operations director have been bumping heads lately...and not in a good way either. When I was hired to take over the front office, I was told to basically run things in the most efficient way I knew how, and to not be afraid to voice my opinion on things. No problem.
Except when she doesn't like my opinion.
Two days ago some paperwork ended up missing, and we had to literally tear up the office looking for it. It was in a pile of paperwork that had been submitted the previous evening but put in a different location. Two weeks ago I set aside a folder and asked everyone to put the previous night's paperwork in that one folder so it would be readily accessible if needed. No one listened, and we almost had a serious problem. When I mentioned that I asked everyone to put the paperwork in the one folder, my idea was immediately dismissed, and her exact words were "we want the production guys to focus on production. if they can at least finish the paperwork and meet us halfway, that's a good thing." I countered "but if people listened to my idea and put paperwork in one spot, we wouldn't have any problems!" She gave me a hard look like she wanted to really say something, and then said in a cold tone "why don't you get started on that?" Then walks away. And goes into the breakroom, which is something she NEVER does. The VP of Operations follows her into the breakroom, which is something HE NEVER DOES EITHER.
Then the icing on the cake comes this afternoon when I was, in not-so-many-words, accused of trying to cheat the company. Each Thursday I input employee orders for Friday afternoon. I have to get prices off of the system and manually figure out the employee rate. Turns out that some of the prices given to me were wrong and resulted in the company almost taking a huge hit because of that error. But the killer part is the operations director saying to my face that she "didn't believe my explanation because it made no sense that person A gave you these prices and now she's the one flagging errors". I wanted SO BADLY to walk out of that office, get into my car, and go home, simply because I don't have to cheat the company. I don't WANT to cheat the company and to be quite honest, couldn't really give a damn about the company. So this evening I took all of my personal effects home, because I'm waiting on them to pull a Donald Trump on me, which is fine.
I put my resume back on Monster and Careerbuilder this evening.
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