I have been working at my company for just over 2 years. We support individuals with developmental disabilities. 6 months ago I was promoted to an Assistant manager position for our home. for approximately 5 months prior to myself becoming the Assistant Manager we had no manager. and for 4 1/2 months after I became assistant manager we had no manager. Since they recently hired the new manager... I have been reprimanded more than 6 times for several things. At first, I thought that it was no big deal and that they wanted me to improve. Lately, I feel like they are picking on me. When I went to the Director of the company she wanted me to confront the people "I had issues with". She seemed behind me.
When I confronted whom I genuinely believe to be a bully... it was horrible. I left feeling so downtrodden and disheartened. I felt like I was worthless and as though nothing I did was ever going to be good enough. Co-workers of mine see how much this is effecting me and agree that management has gotten out of hand. In fact, everyone I talk to feels as though they are micro-managers. I feel they are just bullies. All 4 of them. Every time I come into contact with them I am fearful of my job. And lately, I have no choice but to come into contact with them more and more due to the fact that they are always calling me in to yell at me. I don't know what to do. The position pays well and will continue to pay well if I can stand to stay there. Also, if I don't have to play office politics I love my job. I love the clients and have several close friends whom I work with. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention... I've been yelled at for having friends that I work with! They have said that we are "clique-ish" and that it's not acceptable. And yet, they team up to bully people! It's crazy! There are so many days when I leave work feeling so awful about myself and SO frustrated. I hate it. Any advice? I've already spoken to the director of the company... and although she was behind me before... I feel as though she was just putting on a face and is very apathetic to my feelings.