I live in a small rural country Qld town. I’m 38 and have worked at the same job for 25 years. I don’t enjoy the job anymore. It’s not me. I don’t enjoy my fellow work colleagues company anymore, I just feel like I don’t fit in. Manager under the boss in my office, who I work with the managers wife. She had only been there 5 years, thinks she knows everything and gets the royal treatment because of her husband being the boss. She is also very negative and only talks negative to me. She will even ignore me in the office, like I don’t exist, plus repeats everything ever I’ve says. My other work colleague has been there 20+ years and knows everything and is the centre of attention. She gets all the praise for all the effort I do behind the scenes. Plus she also tells the boss that I make mistakes all the time and am hopeless at the job.
so currently the whole office gets along, except me, as I’m over the drama and being accused of doing things wrong all the time. Which I have defended in the past, but after 15 years, I would have thought I wouldn’t have had to defend the job I do, so I don’t anymore.
we are currently going through a whole new workplace computer system, so all learning something new, with very little training. I’m the youngest in the office and would have thought I should be picking up, however I am not. I’m slowly losing control and hating my office job more and more every day,
The boss pulled me aside on Friday and wasn’t nasty and I actually can’t remember what exactly was said, but something along the lines of - I need to be more supportive in the office of my work colleagues, as they have worked very hard and worked some very long hours to ensure the company is still running. They were asked to work longer hours - 15 hour days for the week, plus a Saturday shift as well, all overtime, they also enjoy starting work at 5am, whereas I usually start at 8 and finish at 4. I’m on salary also, where as they are on wage & overtime.
I get the impression I’m getting pushed out the door. Which this is ok, as I don’t want to be there, however I would like another job to go to. During these trying times, I’m not sure it’s easy.
Thank you for your time. It’s just nice to get it off my chest.