The work situation is going downhill....FAST.
We talked yesterday.....twice. The first time we were at a stalemate, so he decided to try again later and make the Clinical Supervisor be the mediator. Yeah, that didn't work so well. All that happened is she felt awkward and uncomfortable.
I tried to compromise....no...this is it. I tried stating that he wants a clerical person with the benefits of all the other things that I do....so then let's just go back to clerical. He said no, I can't "stop" doing my job. At one point (although previously he stated otherwise), he said "anyone can do XYZ."
He sat there and told me how the "office" is unhappy, and it is my fault. He fails to see how others have contributed to the situation, including himself. I was also told that the staff that are causing the most problems for me....well, too bad. He isn't going to make them follow the rules (since when do they get to make up rules that benefit them??), and part of the job is to suck it up and deal. He even said it may be unreasonable to expect this....but this is what he wants.
20 people....all making up their own rules as they see fit.
I was also told that I am expected to be happy about all of this.
Yes, I am told that he is taking away part of my job that I like (which when I told him why that part of the job was important, he said my reason didn't influence the core function of my job....which really goes back to the idea that he doesn't understand what I do). He is giving me something I don't like (which I told him, and he said, well....no one else likes it either but someone has to do it).
And again, part of my "job" is to be happy.
I said I can perform my job, but I will be forced to have less contact with staff, because he has now created an environment where I am afraid to say anything to anyone because they might view it critically. And he said, no.
I got really upset, and at one point said that we needed to stop there and pick it up again, because I can't talk right now. And he pushed it and said "no." I said, Boss....if you want to finish this conversation, then fine. But then I am FINISHING the conversation.
Here is the thing....he is deathly afraid I am going to leave. And he knows that is where this is going. But he isn't willing to do anything.
So, back to work today, for another uncomfortable and miserable day. I need my job. But he is making it REALLY hard to suck it up. Being told that anyone can do what I do, that I am expected to eat the $hit I am handed by staff that are disrespectful to what I do, that I am an overpaid clerical person (and I am paid this because he knows he can trust me with all the other stuff), and that this is the job and there is no chance of it changing. And that I am expected to be happy about it.
I don't think it can get much worse.