Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Boss

I have less than 1 week left at my summer job as a house keeper! YEA! I am ready to be done. I have worked more than I thought I would and it is a little harder than I thought, and I have some thoughts about the job that I will post later. But for tonight I will share about my boss.
Frankly, I don't think she likes me, and I am a little perplexed by this. I have never, I repeat, never had a boss dislike me, ever. Ever. Every boss that I have ever had has loved me, and I have always had very good relationships with them. Not because I kiss up, but because of my work ethic. (I am not trying to toot my own horn here, or build myself up so please don't think that is my intent) From working in retail to teaching, all of my bosses have been pleased with my work. All of my performance reviews have been very positive and my bosses have praised my work ethic.
I am a very hard worker and I am motivated by 2 things. 1st the bible says "Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men." Ephesians 6:7. While working I often think about this verse, especially when I am tempted to take short cuts, or when I don't want to preform a specific task. Secondly I think about if I were the boss, how would I want my employees to work for me, and that really motivates me to do things correctly.
As an employee, I rarely take days off. I get my work done early, and I don't miss deadlines. I am efficient. I will come in early and stay late. I don't complain. I work well as a team, and get along with others.
All of that being said, I feel like my boss does not like me. She tends to be harder on me than most of the other girls. She points out mistakes and blames me for things done wrong when we were working as a team. If I do something wrong or make a mistake I have no problem owning it, but when she comes down on me and says nothing to my partner, I have a problem with that. Plus, she nit-picks every day with me. I feel like I am always doing something wrong. It really got to me today, and I started to ask myself why she dislikes me? Did I do something wrong? Did I make a bad impression? Did I say something to offend her? I could think of nothing, expect the fact that P knows the owner and spoke to him, and he basically told her to hire me. I am not sure if that is the case, I am just speculating, but that is my best guess. I think she might not like the fact that she was told what to do rather than getting to make the decision for herself. Honestly, I just don't know.


Anonymous said...

She is jealous. You work harder than she does and you are making her look bad. I don't know - just a thought : )

Living my best life said...

That's too bad, I don't like situations like that. I work in an office like that and it can really bring you down. I know I do a good job and I work hard. A gal I work with is the same way with me that your boss is and I can not for the life of me figure out why. I know she is completely bogged down with work, but I have offered many times to help her out and she won't let go of things and give me any of her tasks, so I can't help her. It's frustrating for sure, but I know that I have offered to help her and that's all I can do, the next move is hers. I am happy for you that you only have a week left, you don't have control over her behavior, so for the next week, try not to let her bother you. Just do a good job and be happy! :)

TeacHer said...

It's sometimes hard to be the new girl in a workplace full of women. I'm not trying to be sexist, it's just a pattern I've found. Women tend to be especially clique-ish at work, and when someone new is in the mix, it can cause friction. It took me almost 2 years to be accepted by some of my fellow (female) department members, and they're actually very nice people. It's not your "real" job, so I would just try to forget about it. It's not worth stressing over!

Tracy said...

Try not to worry about it to much, you are almost done working for her after all!
P.S. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I added you to my blogroll!

Anonymous said...

I once had an irrational dislike of a co-worker -- because he LOOKED like a different person whom I didn't like.

We didn't work in the same area long enough for me to overcome it, although I know it was not logical.