Hey everyone I've had such a random year (from July last yr to now) moved house very quickly searched for a job once I moved to Suffolk found a job that I loved and made friends ( which never did at any other job I've been at!) But was only 9hrs a week I got away with this as there was A lot of overtime to be had... Which suddenly got less as everyone wanted it! Any way I found a perm full time job at matalan which didn't work as wasn't good enough for them at my four week review they moaned about everything I did which included staying late to finish said tasks! Now I'm really sad regret leaving co op and jobless I really don't know wot to do really got an appointment at docs on weds as I feel like I've lost the plot a bit recently eg blurred memory not knowing what day of the week it is! Tried getting back to the co op but they said it won't be full time. And although staff members are trying to get me bk I dunno if it will work :-( really regret leaving there as loved it !
Oh pugsey, I'm really sorry it's gone a bit wrong for you, after such a big upheaval, with a house move and job change.
Sounds to me as if the stress of it all has been made a whole lot worse for you by Matalan being so horrid to you - makes me so angry when I hear of firms doing this - it can really knock your confidence for six, and it's totally unnecessary. Been there myself, and it just made me feel like total rubbish.
The positives are that your pals at the Co-op want you to come back, and that sounds like a possibility. So they are perfectly happy with you and your work, which is good news. Can you go back even if just part-time, and look for another part-time job? Bar work, hotels, cleaning, even?
Agree with Liz that's so wrong. I've just left a job loved the people but I couldn't handle the stress of the job (high level complaints) so I'm jobless and we moved house 2 months ago. Am going temping until I find something permenant but I'm looking at it as an adventure !
I hope your feeling better soon, stay positive I know it's hard now. X
What a tough time. I hope you find a job you enjoy. Your local Matalan seem to have a rubbish management. Reviews should be constructive - what is called an insult sandwich is a common strategy!! Positive, negative then positive again. I refuse to believe that anyone could fail in such a retail environment and think it is more to do with personal insecurities of the supervisor/manager. If what you heard at the review came as a surprise, it confirms my thoughts. A good manager should encourage and direct all the time,as appropriate. A review should encompass this, encouraging strengths and pointing out what areas need development. Good luck.