ADHD at Work
Disciplined at Work
I’ve worked at this company for 5 years and I’ve had three managers. The first one was horrible and gave me bad reviews which are still on my record. The only reason I’m still with the company is that I got a new manager who was amazing. She knew ADHD and knew what to say to push me to improve while letting me be honest with her when I was struggling. She was the one who got me the job I have now because it sounded right up my ally. And most of it is, but I’m really struggling with my boss. To borrow the term another person in the group used, she’s “unmotivational”. Just today, she disciplined me for all the things I’m doing wrong and she’s right - my work quality is struggling. The problem is that everything that I do well, she ignores. She’s never given me a pat on the back for anything. I think I’ve just realized that I’m not at all happy here and my work is suffering. But I’m afraid it might be too late. The moment a ‘needs improvement’ gets onto my record, I’ll never be able to get a different position. And I can’t aford to go to another company that will pay me less - I can hardly afford to pay my school loans as it is. What do I do?
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