My apologies for the bland statement, but that is exactly what has happened. Not literally though:
I don’t know if I have mentioned it before, but we where thinking in relocating. But I will get to this a bit later.
The story goes like this:
In my previous job we had our “probation chats” at 1, 6 and 12 weeks.
The first week was just how I feel basically, the 6 week talk was about how I can improve and the 12 week if I have improved and whether I passed the probation.
So I was asked into the office by my manager. She couldn’t praise me enough about how hard I am working, that I work on own account and how massively I have improved! So all was positiv!
And than she said, she heard that we want to relocate and I explained that this was just a thought, a thought that would involve Orkney island. And if you know Orkney island you also know that it is not very large and jobs, well good paid jobs are sparse. I also mentioned that I would like to be able to provide for my family incase of unforeseen circumstances…
So after that she says, she would like to extend my probation and if that was okay with me?!
“No, that is not okay”, was my answer! She looked very taken aback, I guess she didn’t expect me to disagree with her.
So I asked if it was because about us relocating and she vehemently denied it, saying that she wouldn’t be allowed to use that as it would be illegal.
So I asked her again for a reason and than she did THE FACE! The face she always does when she is caught lying to customers or grasping for excuses!
First she says that it happened before that I have left the cafe when customers came in… which is rubbish and I could give her a good reason why I might have left the shop! After that she says, that often I only focus on one task and forget everything around me. She tried to explain and explain and explain so I cut her short by saying
“So basically you want me to work on my multitasking skills?” And she was so relieved, she nearly shouted “yes”.
Excuse me? I am the queen of multitasking and even if that was not the case, that is no reason for extending my probation!!!
She went on that she really like my professional and privately and that she would hate to see me leave….she doesn’t want nor does she have the time to train someone new…. bla bla bla….
I can work very well with feedback, good and bad, but the crap from her?! No Missus! She was just annoyed that I don’t appreciated the job as much as she does, but that doesn’t mean, I didn’t do a good job!
From that moment my mind was up and the second I received another job offer, I was gone!
I am at a point where I think, that if you don’t appreciate my hard work, I just turn around and leave!
And it wasn’t only the fact, that she wanted to extend my probation, no, things like constantly working late though I was promised to only work late twice per week, never a full weekend off and always doing the same work despite the promise I would do lots of other things, placed a major factor in my decision as well!
So I quit! And I don’t regret it!
Oh you want to know about my new job? I moved to Dublin!
Read my next post if you are intrigued!