If you aren’t a self employee, of course you’ve a Boss, it is a strange relationship, someone have a “friendly business style” relationship, someone have a “professional style” one, some other have a “day per day” business life with his/her boss, being aware that it’ll finish soon…
In any case, all of those kind of relationship and beyond, to go on and keep it working on business, should have at least a minimal base of trust between “boss and employee”.
When a business relationship between Boss & employee lack of trust ?
And how this can be happened? Let’s see some examples:
- You discover that your Boss use you “just” as an asset whenever he needs and not as a good resource to keep improved
- When he dump to you unnecessary tasks, or worst, impossible works that no one else want to do
- He keep you away from important tasks, because he knows that you can have important benefits working with that
- Does not answer to personal questions related to your career, or try to avoid them in every way
I can fill up with more bullet points, but those four makes sense.
Because of this, what happens when “trust between Boss & Employee” does no longer exist ?
Relationship changes in many forms, and it may affect also your life, one of the worst that I take as example it is extremely dangerous:
You blame yourself and thinking that you’ve done something, you can lack of confidence of yourself
Not at all ! It might be, but in any case it is correct to review your status, check again what is your job and skill, keep it going on with professionalism, not all Bosses are good enough, you have to think also that your Boss could not be suited to its role also may have been overestimated
What you should do now ?
- It is a good chance to try a tentative and change approach
Act to verify if your Boss is thinking of you as a just a merely asset or else a real person that like to improve, start a self-controlled conversation, talk about it, be smart and keep yourself behind a border-line; you can understand what he thinks of you, you can set then a relationship level, starting from there you can see if your job can be improved
- Do a “pro & cons” list, it is a good work to understand where you are
First, regardless your workplace or your Boss, write up what you like of your job, check what are your achieved skills, then make a list of what you do not like about your Boss or your workplace, once done make the sum, you can see better on a piece a paper what you don’t see in real life…
- Don’t get out immediately!
The “pro & cons” list suggests you to “get-out” ? Don’t do that now, maintain a low level, reduce your job activities to a minimum, do not overreact, keep calm and start to looking for job offers
Working in the same workplace for a long time, it may set you up as an outcast, most of the people discover that there is always another chance out of there!
Don’t give-up, never! Think smart, improve yourself regardless your Boss, keep looking outside, seeing all job offers that may pop-up, do interviews no matter what, you’ll understand if you’re still good, will give you confidence in yourself to find out that it is still something, and if you’re lucky and a new good job would came up, oh well, carpe diem !
If you do not find a new job, keep going what you have with professionalism, but set as high priority the “life out of your workplace”, because remember: