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By UnderAcheiver - / Friday 26 August 2016 20:46 / United States - Cypress
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By  Tripartita  |  44

"You never found it odd that none of your coworkers joined you on leave-two-hours-early Tuesdays or communicate-solely-by-blinking Fridays?" "My old supervisor never told me I wasn't meeting company standards!"

By  nzhx  |  23

So long as you weren't fired, the issue is fixable. While it does suck that you spent so long underperforming and therefore not looking great to the company, just have a talk with your new supervisor about how you need to improve. Good luck, OP!

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By  nzhx  |  23

So long as you weren't fired, the issue is fixable. While it does suck that you spent so long underperforming and therefore not looking great to the company, just have a talk with your new supervisor about how you need to improve. Good luck, OP!

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even if people need validation in their jobs, it shouldn't be the only standard to determine your quality of work. unfortunately we live in a time where people want paid without doing the work and have no clue what quality work really is.

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  Bibliovore  |  25

Some workplaces/positions/tasks have particular requirements, and if someone's not sufficiently trained in those they can subjectively do a good job and still not measure up. For instance, someone could always file a required weekly report with nary a complaint and reasonably feel good about what they're doing -- but if they were never told that, for instance, those reports were supposed to include an additional set of data, be in a particular format, or be filed by 10am every Monday rather than by the end of the day, they're unlikely to be meeting the company's standards.

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  jonny_salsa  |  7

I think what OP meant was that they had been doing thingsa certain way, and since the old supervisor didn't care, OP continued doing things that way, completely unaware that the company's standards and OP's standards were two different things

By  itsalanis  |  24

This is something you can easily fix. I mean, on your end you couldn't have known if you were meeting expectations/quotas. I'm sure if you explain yourself and tell them that you're willing to stay and fix this, things will be fine. I've had people tell me the same thing with previous jobs I've had. Most were understanding. I hope your's is as well.

By  Tripartita  |  44

"You never found it odd that none of your coworkers joined you on leave-two-hours-early Tuesdays or communicate-solely-by-blinking Fridays?" "My old supervisor never told me I wasn't meeting company standards!"

By  StormfrontX33_fml  |  24

As long as you have the drive and initiative to get up to speed, you'll be that good employee you considered yourself to be. They only want you to reach your full potential, so that you may be beneficial to the company. You'll get there.

By  Nysha  |  17

It's hard to do well when you're not properly managed, hopefully your new supervisor will understand that and give you the support you need to get up to scratch

By  Stripez234  |  16

I feel like this is one of those scenarios where you assume you were a good employee because your old supervisor didn't say anything positive or negative. There's no excuse for slacking in work - you should know if you're underperforming or not

By  HylianWarrior  |  21

Where the expectations of your work never made clear? Usually they would explain goals/ targets to employees. Also, did you compare your work to that of your coworkers? Even with a lazy supervisor there should have been some indication

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  JustKeeny  |  6

with a bad supervisor, you wouldn't learn those things, wouldn't be corrected when your doing something wrong, you wouldn't know when policies change. the real thing here is to correct what they say needs changing.

By  Chazzster  |  14

It's also possible your new supervisor has different standards and expectations than your old one. In any case you have to do what you can to meet the new expectations. Sometimes life sucks.

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