Now that I look back, my manager seemed, to me, to be unqualified to manage a program since the first day I got there. We were always behind schedule and encouraged to work overtime hours. After coming back from the Christmas/NYE break, I was laid off on my second day back. The reason was that my "job performance was poor." I asked why I was just hearing about this "issue" for the first time on the morning my work contract was being "terminated." My manager just said, "That's the way it is." I was shocked and upset because I saw how mis-managed this program was. I wondered why she was a manager. In the time I was there, I heard many stories of unqualified people being promoted to managers. I guess it is who you know and not a matter of ability or qualifications. I was really looking forward to having a good career/job but that just didnt happen. To this day I think I was lied to and laid off as a way of advancing somebody's career other than mine.
Poor management; lots of meetings