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Old 07-01-2019, 05:04 PM
 
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I just got my performance review after 60 days and it wasn't great. I didn't even know I was having one until day. It made me look like I wasn't learning fast enough and doing everything exceptionally well. While my boss is knowledgeable, she is is not a good teacher. She skips around in her teaching and she is has a robotic type tone, very disconnected.

I feel like I'm gonna get the boot, because I have only 30 days to score well on what I have learned and score well on what I will be future trained on.

I need some advice on where to go from here. The job has some perks, but I am at loss. I just don't know what direction to go in and my confidence level is dropping. I know, given enough time I can learn it and do it well, but I probably won't be as fast as they want me to be.

Advice please
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Old 07-01-2019, 05:08 PM
 
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Teacher? What is this school? Fine, are you taking notes and reviewing them each night?
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:29 PM
 
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Brush up the rez, start looking asap.
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Old 07-01-2019, 08:33 PM
 
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Brush up the rez, start looking asap.
I hate to do that, I really want this job to work out because I know that I can do it. The manager doesn't like me though.Its so difficult to find the right fit.
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Old 07-01-2019, 09:43 PM
 
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I just got my performance review after 60 days and it wasn't great. I didn't even know I was having one until day. It made me look like I wasn't learning fast enough and doing everything exceptionally well. While my boss is knowledgeable, she is is not a good teacher. She skips around in her teaching and she is has a robotic type tone, very disconnected.

I feel like I'm gonna get the boot, because I have only 30 days to score well on what I have learned and score well on what I will be future trained on.

I need some advice on where to go from here. The job has some perks, but I am at loss. I just don't know what direction to go in and my confidence level is dropping. I know, given enough time I can learn it and do it well, but I probably won't be as fast as they want me to be.

Advice please
Here are a few pointers for you:
  • Have a notebook with you, write down the things your trainer tell/show you to do
  • Watch your trainer to do the work carefully
  • Ask your trainer to let you do the work yourself after watching him/her showing you. Ask questions if you don't understand or don't know how to do something - don't be afraid
  • Make a list of Things To Do for yourself from the time you come to work till the time you finish the day
  • Each evening study and memorize your notes and Things To Do list
  • Try to be mindful, which means to pay attention at this moment, don't worry too much about the next moment; that will distract you from the job you have to do right now, and therefore you cannot do it well
  • Don't worry too much. Experience will come with time
I wish you luck, to do your job well and to be able to keep your job when you like it and/or need it.
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Old 07-01-2019, 09:59 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I just got my performance review after 60 days and it wasn't great. I didn't even know I was having one until day. It made me look like I wasn't learning fast enough and doing everything exceptionally well. While my boss is knowledgeable, she is is not a good teacher. She skips around in her teaching and she is has a robotic type tone, very disconnected.

I feel like I'm gonna get the boot, because I have only 30 days to score well on what I have learned and score well on what I will be future trained on.

I need some advice on where to go from here. The job has some perks, but I am at loss. I just don't know what direction to go in and my confidence level is dropping. I know, given enough time I can learn it and do it well, but I probably won't be as fast as they want me to be.

Advice please
If you have an evaluation where you meet and exceed expectations in every scored category and receive an overall score of unsatisfactory, you need to move on from that employer.
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:28 AM
 
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Seems like this is more and more common these days. They hand out pink slips like candy now.
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:30 AM
 
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[*]Don't worry too much. Experience will come with time[/list]
Highly unlikely that most these days will be given enough time to adapt and learn. More often than not they'll be fired just when they start getting the hang of things.
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:36 AM
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Did you get to provide input on your review? As a manager, I always asked the employee what they felt they needed to do their job better. If you can get specifics on your performance that would be very helpful.


As someone else mentioned, it might be time to move on if it's not a good fit for you.
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Take what they say to heart and try to improve but also understand they may already be working on a paper trail to get you fired.
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