daj72 Posted August 24, 2008 Share Posted August 24, 2008 Here is my scenario; as of July 3, 2008 I was hired by company for an Administrative Assistant position. I was apparently chosen over 50 other candidates for the position and was considered an "awesome addition to the team". This job offers my life financial stability & benefits. So far, I love my job and the people I work with. But unfortunately, being a single parent (with zero support from the father), I tend to be exhausted most of the time which effects my overall energy level & appearance. I try so hard to be superwomen both at home & at work – but I am seriously burning out - FAST. With no downtime, I never seem to "re-charge my batteries" so to speak. Here is my problem; although I consider myself to be very friendly and hard-working employee, my boss has told me I need to be more "out-going" & socialize with clients in order to keep my position. This is a problem for me because I have social anxiety and tend to be reserved & quiet in nature. Had the job description read "out-going" rather than "highly-skilled & efficient" - I would have never applied for the job. Over the past few weeks I have put forth the extra effort to smile & talk more to people (which btw, takes time away from my many other daily tasks), I am starting to get very stressed out and worried for the future of job. Also I do not have a family doctor and cannot get long-term anxiety medication. I am in a no win situation. Because I am in the probation period of my job, my boss can let me go for any reason - hence - not being "out-going" enough. I cannot afford to lose this position & I have no idea how to change my personality or energy level in order to be the person he wants me to be - any suggestions? Link to comment
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