The reason is because this is during one of our ‘hiring cycles’. That means several of my coworkers are quitting and are being replaced by new hires. We have a pretty high turnover rate (mainly because of high school kids moving/graduating). We also have a spanking new manager that joined us last month. So why am I upset?
Because the center is full of people who barely have a grasp of what they are doing, and rather than ask for feedback from someone who knows (like one of the other directors or me) they just take a leap of faith and guess on it. Rules that I was told were very airtight (such as no eating while on the computer) get ignored, which makes kids realize they can get away with stuff. When a child wants to get his way, who does he ask? The least experienced employee of course! Because that person is most likely to say “Sure, I don’t see why not”.
Sometimes I’m frustrated I don’t say more, but I feel conflicted between being the ‘wet blanket’ of the staff. I want to get along with my coworkers, but I also want them to do their damn job. Every time I do point something out, they always just blow me off, saying its not nearly as big of a deal as I think it is. This makes me think maybe I’m just a control freak or something…
When I first started working there, they ran a very tight ship. The managers were strict, but just. There were many times I considered quitting because I got warned about things that I did which I didn’t realize were that important, or stuff that seemed beyond my control. Lately, it feels like things have gotten lax, and this displeases me.
Maybe when the rest of the staff gets the hang of things a bit more, things will improve, but the combination of a staff dominated by inexperienced new hires, and a influx of members joining near the start of the school year makes for a very unhappy Incubus.