It's been a month in my new job.
It's interesting to read back a post I made in my previous role here and I thought I would make some reference to it.
Similar as before, I am still adjusting to the new environment. However, the expectations now and then are different given the change in responsibilities.
- Higher monthly salary than before but annual package works out similar
- No need to OT so far
- Job upgrade since I'm taking an official supervisory/middle-management role (I was doing the same previously overseeing a few staff but it wasn't an official role)
- Being able to WFH most of the times though this is due to Covid (I was able to WFH everyday previously though)
- Better health benefits
- Potentially a better stepping stone
- Escaped the toxic environment in previous company
- Sucky boss. It's hard to understand what the boss wants because he/she doesn't give clear directions and flips his/her words. He/she could say do A yet questioned why you didn't provide B-Z. The boss clearly has no leadership and the team has been complaining since I joined. Despite 1 month in, I am mentally preparing myself that I'd get scoldings and to find a way out after 1 year.
- I've given up hoping for a good leader in my career lifetime. I never had such luck. I suppose I could use these bad examples to become a better person myself.
- No support group. I used to have lunch kakis and peers to complain to. Now that I'm a mini-boss, there seem to be a divide between the staff and me. I made efforts to have lunch with them and that's where they were open about their complaints of the boss. So far, things are pretty cordial between the team, but I sense that the subordinates are not that easy to handle.
- I feel like an imposter. Now that I'm a supervisor, I am worried my subordinates think I'm not strong. And I feel like they have been judging me during our chats. I prefer to mingle with my staff but sometimes fear striking a balance between being close to them, and commanding respect when it comes to work. After office hours, I have anxiety thinking about unassigned/undone tasks.