Every time there’s some sort of problem, I try to change what I do, only to have a new problem spring up that was never an issue before.
My job has become one big game of whack-a-mole that I’m being forced to play when I really just want to focus on the mountain of tasks I’ve been assigned.
When I said I thought it was inappropriate to go see a therapist with my boss and my dad, she said she would write it into my job requirement or put me on probation.
She’s given me two days to agree to therapy or write a list of all the reasons I won’t go with them and what I’ll do to change my behavior.
Yesterday, my father started giving me job advice: morning check-ins and updates with Jill, etc.
— things I do every day and have been doing for the past 10 months.
Once when I said the way she was talking to me was making me flustered, she yelled that this is how she manages people, that I perceive things the wrong way, and that it’s a problem with me.• She is always coming up with elaborate rumors about our out-of-state staff.
Last week, I forgot to do something, she reminded me, and I quickly did the task.
Hours later at 11 p.m., she accused me of not doing it and started sending me long, mean texts saying, “This is becoming a problem with you,” etc.
My dad started dating this woman (Jill) about two years ago, after he and my stepmom amicably divorced.
As this was going on, I graduated from grad school, ended my student internship, and started looking for jobs.