difficult boss?

I consider myself to be extremely fortunate. I am 30 yo, I am getting paid to be a full-time student , and I got a great job on campus in my field as a student employee. My problem is that since I've been there, I've not been given the basic employee information (like how to fill out a time sheet)that I need to know to do my job. Because of this, it looks as if I'm trying to slack on my responsibilities instead of what it really is. Also, the girl who I replaced was apparently outstanding at her job. So, I've got big shoes to fill. I want to stand out because I love my job, and I heard that my chances of being employed there after graduation are great. But, at the same time, I feel like my boss and my senior coworker (she's like the middle man b/w the 2 of us) are just sitting around waiting for me to mess up, and because I don't know what's going on, it looks like I'm messing up. I want to do well, but I don't know how to handle the situation. Please help (serious answers).

13 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I guess the best thing you can do is just be yourself and TRY to ignore them if you can. Also, don't let their negative vibes get you down or take your concentration away. There are some people who don't like changes in anything.

    ...also remember this: "The best revenge is success!" ...even though it has nothing to do with "revenge", but if I were in your case, I'd focus on what I need to do.

  • hr4me
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Sit down with your immediate supervisor and have a conversation with her. Let her know how much you like working there and have some basic information questions you need answers to. Be up front and ask her what information you need to know to do your job. Some times when a new employee comes on board the boss doesn't remember some things that they need to know about. Coming in behind a superstar is always rough because everybody lets you know how great the former person was, how much he/she was liked and how much they are missed. Just hang in there, do the best that you can and show everybody that you are the new superstar on board. Eventually people will stop bringing up the former person once you show them that you are ready, willing and able to do the job in your own way to make your mark.

  • regula
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Someone apparently trained you to do your job and they should have told you how to fill out your time sheet. How have you been paid w/o the time sheet? If you are not asking questions, maybe they assume you already know. You need to ask questions so you can learn. Tell them what you've stated above as to how you love your job and you want to do it as efficiently as possible, but you have a few questions. Make a list of what you feel you need to know before you talk to them so you don't think of something later. Good luck.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A good employee is one that acts sincerely interested in doing the best job possible, and therefore asks pointed questions pertaining to the job.

    Be polite, but firm, about your requests. Ask when there is a lax moment, not when they're super busy.

    Also, this may be the toughest thing for anyone to have to do - ask them if there is anything that you are doing that they would prefer you to do differently. If you want the job that much, you'll have to swallow whatever pride you have and ASK.

    Good Luck

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ask them what your responsibilities are.

    Ask if there's an employee handbook somewhere that you can read through.

    See if you can check out samples of work that the person before you did, so you can get an idea of what's expected of you.

    If you have nothing to do, ask them if there's any assignment you can help them with.

    Or, if you see that something is lacking or disorganized, propose a plan to improve it. That shows that you are attentive, efficient, and willing to take initiative. And it shows that you care about your work and want to continually make things better.

    Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sweetie, my boss is a lot worst! (But i known how you feel.)

    She use to try and pick on the smallest mistakes i did! ( and half the time, it wasn't me doing the mistake, it was a colleague using my computer!).

    But i make sure I'm on time, hardly ever phone in sick and the most important ASK LOADS OF QUESTIONS!!!!!!! Now I'm one of the best. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a a**e kisser!

    I'm also 30yo and a full time student, in my third year!! nearly finish now!!

    Women can be right cows! (cause i have been!) So ask them loads of questions, praise them ('thank you for that info., I'm lucking I'm working with such a professional'!) etc.

    You would be great!!

    Good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    it is o.k. to ask questions. it is o.k. to explain what you know and don't know about the job, and work environment, and ask questions. but it is important to do it in a calm friendly respectful manner. get over the feeling that you are under a microscope, they have more important things to do than to sit around and wait for you to screw up.

    ask what you can do to become the best possible employee and co-worker for them, and show that you are willing to learn.

    (just because you are a student does NOT show a willingness to learn, i have had alot of students work for me that just are not willing to learn from me...so you may want to let them know you are willing to learn from THEM). i hope this helps, good luck.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sit down with your immediate supervisor and tell her just what you just text to us I'm sure she would like things to go smoothly and may be willing to give you some help.The job field isn't like classes ,input from both sides make things more manageable

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  • 1 decade ago

    As with any relationship, including a employee/boss one, communication is key. Talk you your boss. Express to him your strife. He/she will probably respect you more for trying to do what you are supposed to be doing rather than sitting back and letting them wait on you to screw up. Communicate to him. All will be better before you know it.

    Source(s): Life.
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