I started working in a call Centre and thought it would be the ideal working environment for me as I’m Bubbly, outgoing,confident and a general chatter box… well at least I was until i had worked in that call centre for a few months.
The management I worked for looked down their noses at me, made me feel like i wasn’t good enough, would pull me down about my work, make me feel that my work wasn’t any good, have eyes on me all the time. I even got monitored on how often i went to the toilet!!!!
Every day I pulled up outside work I didn’t want to get out of my car, I started work at 9am and would leave my car at 8:58am just to give me enough time to clock in, I didn’t want to be there longer than I had to be.
I quit that job and went to work at a recruitment agency in their head office. This was even worse, I was like a goldfish in the ocean, everyone there was very clicky and didn’t like newbies, I worked in a very corporate office and my manager was so self obsessed, reapplied her makeup god knows how many times a day, Was going to the gym every night, Was very underweight, looked down her nose on me and made me feel not good enough. I handed my notice in after months of trying to find the right job.
In June 2016 I started working for a cleaning company and I love it! I started as an administrator, it is a family run business, very down to earth, the people are lovely, management treat you great and with respect. Within a year i have been promoted to a key accounts co-ordinator, I finally feel confident in my job. I look after the biggest contract the company has, I go to meetings all over the country, I liase with many different customers and I manage my own work load.
My point is do not let anyone strip you if your confidence or pull you down, no job is worth being made to feel worthless, not good enough or generally put down by others.
Once you become confident in your work place and build that confidence in yourself I 100% believe it helps you to become confident in all other aspects of your life!