Are you being disrespected at work? Sometimes signs can be subtle, check out my take on the topic on BUSTLE.
Do you feel uneasy at work, but can’t quite say why? Do you feel disrespected, but your concerns are dismissed? Do you feel like you might be crazy? This article might make you feel a lot better! There are subtle ways to undermine someone’s confidence, my take is on #4,5 and 6, but the whole piece is worth a read, check it out here.
4. You’re Not Included In Meetings
Leaving someone out of meetings relevant to their job conveys that their opinion isn’t important and they don’t deserve to know what’s going on. Even if you’re at a lower level and don’t need to contribute to a meeting, attending meetings is how you learn how things operate so that you can advance. “Even at a junior level, a manager or co worker who wants the best for you and cares about your engagement and career will make you feel included by inviting you to join conversations about your specific tasks,” Aurora Meneghello, Founder of Repurpose Your Purpose, tells Bustle.
5. You’re Left To Your Own Devices
A good manager will invite you to ask questions, offer support, and clear up any confusion you have. They won’t give you vague instructions then get mad at you for not reading their mind. “Asking an assistant to make travel arrangements without locking the travel timeline and budget and then blaming the assistant when cancellations need to be made and refunds are not possible” is one common form of workplace disrespect, says Meneghello. “You want to work for and with people who not only take responsibility for their roles, but understand that it is by mutual support and cooperation that a company thrives.”
6. Unqualified People Criticize Your Choices
It’s fair for your boss to be giving you feedback, but someone below you or from an entirely different department should respect that you know what you’re doing better than they do. Especially if you’re a woman or person of color, beware privileged people who attempt to explain your own job to you. “This type of intrusion will undermine your credibility, chip at your confidence, and waste yours and everybody else’s time,” says Meneghello.
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