MoveON2 Posted January 7, 2018 Share Posted January 7, 2018 Hi, I am applying for the same type of job at the same level, how can I say I left to enhance my career? I actually liked the work itself and I am good at it. When I first arrived at this employers office it was disorganized, and very much behind. I cleaned it up and kept it in good shape for three years. Three years and suddenly I felt the need to move on for career fulfillment? It just doesn't ring true and it is obvious that there was a problem. The problem was that the "new manager" was horrible, two faced, and had her own agenda. She would act sweet and lovely around the boss then spike you when he wasn't looking. I am actually a really nice person and have huge empathy for people, especially new people. I know that can be really hard but she was out to make a name for herself. To just have the department work nicely as it had been, no, there had to be a dust up to show that she could handle such things. She actually went after a younger colleague first, I challenged her and boom I was the target. I don't know how to play games and I don't know how to navigate politics and agendas, she was a master. My agenda was to do the work as I had always done. Well I went from a productive employee to a piece of trash trouble maker in a matter of weeks. I started getting sick, headaches, couldn't eat, sleep etc. I went to the doctor and he told me in no uncertain terms, get out of there immediately, so I did. Of course relaying this to a future employer would do what? How do I explain it I don't believe it myself. I have gone to interviews and I believe I have convinced them I am right for the job (which I am) until I answer this question. It just doesn't ring true and it feels like a lie. In my line of work honesty is crucial. I don't know if I'm conveying the residual of this experience when I answer or not. It is a dilemma because I am really good and I am an excellent employee. This has knocked me out of play it seems. I have other people in the organization who say they love me and will give me a reference. The employers want to speak to my direct supervisor. She will say nothing good, it is not in HER best interests at this point. Help!!!!! Link to comment
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