Extreme Loss of Job Moral - what to do
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I'm sure a lot of us have been working for bosses who easily and with callousness attempt to and do foster extremely low morale in the workplace, by either threats of job loss, or threats of various types all aimed to make us feel insecure.
How do people handle this and what is the best way to get over this?
I just started a new job. It is a job I have never done before. I was chosen because of my
familiarity with the client base and my background. I arrived at the job, no training was given to me and this is a very complex job. New software to learn, new culture to get accepted into, new everything. Last month I was told I was doing a great job.
Just before I went away this weekend my boss tells me I have to shape up in regards to doing my job or I would be fired. Of course that wasn't said directly but that was clearly what they meant.
So, here I am at a new job, and I have never received training on the most crucial aspect of it. On top of that, I was directly blamed for the lack of client happiness, which was a complete falsity as that had to do with the fact they didn't have nearly enough people to even remotely satisfy the existing client base.
So I am sitting here, on a Sunday, completely demoralized, knowing that I can be fired at any time for something that wasn't my fault, not knowing which benchmarks I am being assessed on and not given anything at all in terms of tools I need to be a success at this job.
This job pays well, and I am terrified of having to look again. I can't afford to be without a job. How can this company expect me to "perform" for them when they have effectively completely made me lose all morale? How am I supposed to handle this situation? They seem to think that no training = too bad - do the job anyways.
On top of that they expect me to be the person who did this job prior to me. She worked long hours and had no family life. I have just started, had no training no guidance (real concrete guidance) and they expect me to be her.
Any advice is appreciated.