Hi..I just want to express how disturbed I am about the workplace in general these days, not to mention trying to find employment.
I have a job. I loved my job until just recently and no, I do not mind change depending on what it entails that is.
What I find disturbing is that they give us a job to do and I do it with the best intentions for myself and my company. But recently I feel like I am supposed to just be a "yes man." Lately I feel more that I am supposed to just say yes to one line of the business in my company while trying to make sure that I am making my line of business happy. Not sure how one can do that because you cant make both happy but we are supposed to do that...somehow.
So I think okay...let's see what else is "out there" after being with this company for 8 years. What do I get? A series of tests to take. I think to myself, its okay. I graduated from college Summa Cum Laude. This should not be an issue. I forgot about my test anxieties. I was always the last to finish any exam. I forgot about the racing heart while getting a test in front of me. But still this is what they want so I will take it. I did. I didn't finish the 10 minute test that required a calculator and some words I was not overly familiar with. I graduated with A's...did that make me a genius? No...but I thought I was somewhat smart. I guess not. At least according to this test.
Okay..so I didn't finish my 10 minute test of questions and processes in which they gave me. I did have to stop and breath a few times to calm myself down (test anxiety). Alright..on to the next step with no time limit. NOW..we get tested on questions like..do my co-workers like me, do I like danger, is it better to work under fast paced conditions, slow paced conditions, etc; all which were asked in a different format about 4-5 times. Basically it was a psychological exam being scrutinized by someone who probably never took a psych class.
Since when did the merit of my work in real life fall into some category of some crazy psych test along with questions like if you have $2 how many pages of copies could you have if .10 buys 3 copies per each? Really? Does my work life really come to this?
What kind of society have we become?