I started Awesome Job in June. 90% of the job is awesome, but the 10% that sucks is becoming a real issue.
My boss is the hardest part of my job. He constantly assigns me tasks that sound do-able at the time, then changes the scope down the line. Like: "Just make a few text changes" on day 1 becomes "Let's change all these major directives, so now you have to clear the changes with 20 opinionated stakeholders". And then it becomes "Well you didn't deliver the changes on the day you said you would when I gave it to you.". The department is changing our procedures, and I'm constantly being told "Don't move forward til we tell you to" and then when my stuff is late I'm told "you are disappointing us and making us look bad bc you are late"
This week has been particularly miserable bc a vendor is having trouble meeting our specs and we are so far behind its not funny. I have to work tomorrow and come in next week on days I took off. I also have another project that was doomed from the start and that is fucked up as well.
I fully realize there must be some things I can do better in this situation. My coworker who is experienced does not have the issues navigating the deadlines, etc that I do. It's not a pure apples oranges comparison bc she works on more intricate but longer production schedules, and she has a set vendor who knows a lot of our needs, so she has fewer mistakes to fix on that end. I'm supposed to use new vendors to develop them. But I know I can fix some stuff on my end and be closer to how she works. OTOH, I feel constantly beat up on, and I know I'm more competent than my boss gives me credit for--They told me this was an "entry level" job, but there's no way it's entry level. I can only imagine if they hired someone w/little to no experience.
In the midst of all of this, there is some office politic dramaz. I've been told that Manager has a really really bad reputation throughout the rest of the company, and that the entire team complained about him to HR last year. They've announced that they are hiring a Sr Manager who I will be reporting to directly rather than Manager. My hopes are that they are being perfectly honest when they say they are hiring outside and that I will report to a new person that I can build a different dynamic with. But my fears are that my boss will move up to it and I will still be reporting to him.
Anyway, if I can make it through these two hell projects I should be able to get the next projects more on track bc I have a little more breathing room. So please send me some survival and good luck vibes please!