Friday, April 27, 2007

Frustrated

I've tried to hold out and not put up post ranting about my job & boss. But today is the day to get it all out. It's hard to find where to even start, but as a summary I can't stand my job right now. When I first took this job I thought it was going to be a great opportunity to learn a lot about marketing in a small business environment. The first few months I just though I was getting small, simple tasks because I was new. However, 7 months later I'm still doing the same things. I really do not do anything related to marketing, besides write the occasional press release. My boss even told me in my review that she see's me as the office manager! My career goals have never included being an office manager. I do not want to go to office depot, make copies, mail bills, write thank you letters, wrap my boss's christmas presents, or go to the post office any more. I would like to do more with my professional life than this.

So besides not enjoying the work I do, my boss is the biggest micromanager I have ever met. I have to "cc" her on every email I send and ask her to do anything basically. She never has anything positive to say and honestly treats me like I'm in high school and I have no experience let alone a college degree. Every once in awhile she comes out with this gooey "I don't know what I would do without you" speech and honestly I don't really believe her. I have a bad attitude at work because of her and I feel like she's just saying it because she feels like that's what bosses do.

Also, when I took this job there were 2 other girls here who have since left. This means that I have been working with only my boss and an intern who is here one day a week. I am by myself the majority of the time since my boss always goes to "meetings"...not sure with who or to do what. There is no one for me to talk to during the day. I just sit at my desk in an office by myself.

So I'm counting down the minutes until I leave this job. In a week I will find out about my scores from my teaching test and start sending out packets with my resume and all that good stuff. I guess that's the only positive thing that has come out of this. Hopefully I will love teaching because the two marketing jobs I've had in college and now have not been what I hoped.

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