Unlimited Vacation w/ the Guilt Trip
Business Development, New York, NY - August 20, 2015
I joined because of management, but when my initial manager left, a new one was hired to lead the trading team whom we used to do business with. I liked them before, but realized that they needed a lot of help. I was patient at first and was recognized for my hard work, but felt I was being punished for it. I ended up having to clean up a lot of my bosses mistakes. I felt exploited in a way working endless hours around the clock even on the weekends because I "was sooo good, the best on the team and we know you can handle the extra workload." We had unlimited vacation and I had a global position, which is why I worked around the clock, but my boss used to guilt trip me about me not being the office. Like so-and-so lookup to you and it's important that you're in the office. Meanwhile, my boss was never there. I became extremely depressed and unmotivated, my work was bleeding into my personal life because I felt like I no longer had time for my friends and family. If I did, I would constantly be interrupted with putting out fires. I think I would've excelled or enjoyed Sizmek under a different manager.