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Old 07-07-2018, 07:13 PM   #11
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There is the underlying common known that high levels of turnover indicate trouble at the top. Hopefully, that gives a sense of job security, for you? Sometimes loyalty can work in ones favor in such environments. Sometimes it can have the opposite effect as seen during the recessions at the turn of the millennial, but my fingers are crossed for you.
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I'm on my phone and can't edit, but the first part of the text got cut off. Basically, yet another person quit after only 6 months. So, for the time being, I don't think she's in much of a position to fire either F or me. I wonder if her bosses are eventually going to question all the turnover!
Let this all work in your favor. Perhaps watch and wait. Iíve been burned from speaking up too much better but Iíve also made the mistake of not speaking up when I should. Itís tricky to find the right balance so Iíve become very careful about what I say and do.
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Iím sorry you havenít had much feedback on this. Iíve been away for a while... Too tired at the end of the work day to do much. Honestly... I think that you sound very diligent in your work and very intuitive - youíre ahead of everybody else probably... and I have found that bites me in the butt.... I think you should put your energy into taking care of yourself as best you can and limit what you go to your boss about. Sounds like your boss doesnít care who does what and she just wants it done. Itís the same at my work so I keep many of my observations to myself and try to do the best job I can. Good luck. 🍀

Thanks. That's the thing, I am diligent and work very hard, I'd say from everything I see, F is too. It's just that the nature of what we do makes it hard to make a target that is, quite honestly, arbitrary.


I mean I deal constantly with one of the countries that is the most complicated, because I am fluent in the language. My boss isn't, and it's not really her area of expertise, so with very little help, I taught myself how public contracting works in that country, how the courts that regulate these projects function, etc. I also help co-workers by making calls there since they don't speak the language. But, it seems like those sorts of things are less valued than the almighty numbers.


If she were to fire F, given her track record, would whoever she hired to replace her be better? Probably not, given all the people that have cycled through.


I am nervous about what to say. I mean, I thought I was prepared to essentially defend myself, bring up cases that showed where I worked hard, but it took a while to find all the information, to demonstrate the quality of information I produce. That is what I am feeling gets lost in all the focus on numbers and not quality.


However that did not work for F AT ALL! So I feel like it's back to square one.
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In the end we spoke yesterday by phone and I lived to tell about it.


Overall, she was more conciliatory than with F. She overall is happy with the quality of my work and my knowledge of the sector I cover. Yeah, she does want to see a higher production rate, but at least she didn't just say it, she offered some ideas she had as to how I can do that. And, she even said that if I feel stuck with trying to find a piece of information at times to let her know and maybe she will have some thoughts to help me.



She also said that she is going to be leaning on me more in the short-term because she is training the new people so she'll be sending me more client questions, for example. I told her that was fine and to let me know where I could help out.


In the end, it is pretty clear that she does need me around, so at least my job is safe for a while. She seems to be making some effort on her part to discuss things too, which was lacking in the past. I will keep what she said in mind and hopefully it will help.
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