I need a new job. Period. I am making my company money hand over foot every day and yet when the higher ups come visit, no one mentions my successes. Instead they dig for something, anything we can improve on. (And I totally agree, there is always room for improvement.) But most recently the feedback I received was scolded for my socks, I believe the word was "unprofessional." I have a bunch of knee-high, brightly patterned, fun socks. None of them have any words on them at all, nor any photos of drugs, booze or naked people. Just snowflakes, butterflies, argyle, multi-colored stipes. Seeing as how I have to wear all black to work, I dress it up with fun socks. I have customers who come in and ask to see my socks as they pay for their morning beverage. It's my fun way of individualizing my work clothes. And that is what the big wigs choose to comment on.
I like my job. I'm good at it. And I used to want to climb the ladder within, but now I'm not so sure. I've never worked for a company that just plain doesn't listen to it's employees. It's upsetting, it's frustrating, it's disappointing.
And I realize I'm putting this online, anyone can read it. Risky? Yes. Needed for me? Yes. I need a job to push me for new goals and when I meet them, I get noticed for it. And I need a job where I can wear whatever socks I want. I need to work for a company that appreciates ideas, individuality, enthusiasm, communication up and down the company ladder.
Wish me luck.