Dear Experts, I started a new job two weeks ago and I already have a bad feeling about it. I don't like my boss and I don't like the people I work with. I can't leave because I had a hard enough time landing this job as it is. What advice do you have for coping with this sort of situation? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#221 Put ur best foot forward & treat it as a learning experience. Continue your search! (@DebraWheatman) Q#221 Same thing happened to me a few years ago and it's tough. I coped by re-doubling my job-search efforts after hours. (@gradversity) Q#221 Attitude plays big part. Be positive, learn what you can while there. May get better. Start search again. (@dawnbugni) Q#221 Agree w/@Keppie_Careers. It hasn't been long enough to really judge. Explore the co. for positives. (@heatherhuhman) Q#221 Find what U DO like about job. Seek projects/work to propel career forward if possible. Give it time. (@Keppie_Careers) Q#221 Be honest w/boss. Tell 'em it's not a fit. Maybe you can work together on something. Why'd U even start? (@beneubanks) Q#221 Trust your gut & keep looking; meanwhile, look 4 what u can lrn, do your best work, focus on positive (@juliaerickson) Q#221 2 weeks isn't really long enough to judge; try to keep an open mind and give it a few months; you might be surprised (@AskAManager) Q#221 Put the job search you started before you got the position back in motion & try to gain new skills while you're there. Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
July 27, 2009