I worked for a marketing firm. Things seemed great for the first few months but then their true colors came out. I brought up concerns about how I was being treated, and that I didn’t feel the work I produced was valued, or appreciated. I ran social media for 6+ accounts, did graphic work, video editing, copywriting, social media strategies, client proposals, analyzed data, research, the list goes on. When I brought up these concerns, their response was “we will agree to disagree.” Didn’t seem appropriate or professional in any way shape or form. Yesterday, I was working on a content calendar, and making some edits for the client. My boss called me because she saw that I was in the document….doing my job, and she decided it would be appropriate to yell at me and give me attitude….all for doing my job and what I was hired to do in the first place. I will preface that she micromanaged everything that I did, and gave me no creative control, since she would go in and edit my copy or remove things without telling me. This was unacceptable. My time and work was important. Not to mention, several people quit before me. I was also the only one doing social media for these clients. After the way she treated me over the phone, I told her I quit and will be emailing a formal resignation letter.
*Note to bosses, take accountability when you’re wrong, take your employees concerns seriously, and find a solution to the problem.