An essential factor for your career growth is valuation from your boss. Employees desire appreciation and promotion from their bosses, but it is often inevitable that your boss may be dissatisfied with you. Even if your boss is perfect, he or she might often throw you some behaviors that are difficult to interpret if they are unhappy with you. Paying attention to what these signs are, and when these signs show up is crucial for your advancement in the workplace, but may not be totally obvious. So, here are five subtle signals to look out for that indicates your boss is probably not happy with you.
1. HE OR SHE OFTERN IGNORES YOU
When people care, they critique. They care about your growth and your change. If your boss points out your mistakes, he or she regards you as promising talent. It is when your boss stops doing such things, and shows disinterests, that you should begin to worry. Consistently ask your boss for an update on how to improve in the workplace.
2. YOU ARE NO-LONGER VALUED
When people value your work, they assign you more of it. Keeping busy is a sign that your boss trusts you to get the job done, and get it done right. Being sidelined and marginalized from projects could fester in the mind of an unvalued employee and breed frustration. Offer your work onto more projects when you want to challenge yourself to show your value in the
3. HR OR SHE CONSTANTLY PUTS DOWN YOUR EFFORTS
There is a fine line between critique and disparagement. If you are constantly questioned on your work, you may be falling short of your boss’ requirements. That, or your boss has a preconception about you and it’s not good. Understanding the source of his/her berating may determine your future at the company. Either you may need to improve your work to the given standard, or plan to leave.
4. HE OR SHE CONTANTLY INFORMS YOU INDIRECTLY
Direct communication is important with your boss, and being informed indirectly is a sign of avoidance and break-down of communication. Seek more opportunities to communicate with your boss: report on your work in a timely manner; understand his/her expectations; build a relationship with the most important person in your company.
5. HE OR SHE ALWAYS RECHECKS YOUR WORK
Unless you are a rookie in workplace, it would be a red flag when your boss Unless you are a total rookie, your boss double checking your work is a red flag. A boss who trusts what you have done will have no need to keep a close eye on everything you do. Try rebuilding your trust by being diligent and receptive to your boss' criticisms.