I’ve been at my job in career services for about 3 months. Prior to this, I worked as an academic advisor for two years. This is now my 2nd job in higher ed, regardless of how bad I am at it I do enjoy it. I was initially hired with another person as the dept is meant for two people but she quit after two weeks.
To this day I still get corrections, on corporate calls when we discuss placements I feel like I am drilled by my boss (justifying our placement rates). Yet last week, we had someone from corporate actually visit on site and spoke with them about an hour. My boss and her director (he’s quite the talker) were saying that since I’ve been here, this is the most she’s seen from students engaging in quite some time and how I’m excelling, a good fit etc.
Then why all this do this and do that or do it this way instead or no that’s wrong etc? I think I have my 90 day review soon and plan to voice these concerns. At my last job, I gave myself the wiggle room to make more mistakes and have a learning curve because I was brand new to the field. Now that this is my second in higher edu, just different depts. this shouldn’t be happening. Starting to think it isn’t a good fit.
I spoke with mgmt today, there was a meeting because I ended my probation period. I was honest and my boss pretty much said that I’m unrealistic for being 3 months into a job and assuming I won’t get any corrections, even tho I worked in higher ed academic advising previously. That I’m doing well and there’s nothing that stands out as red flags, if there were I would have been fired or have my probation period extended. Yet she brought another correction to my attention today, a missed opportunity to speak with a grad that visited last week.