Got put on a 30 day coaching plan at American Express / Amex . Is this the same as PIP? Will I get fired in 30 days if things don’t improve? I have ADHD & have been struggling to perform at the potential I know I can. My manager puts me down a lot and makes me feel dumb. I’m feeling very disheartened and low about myself. Should I start looking elsewhere ? What should I do? Has anyone gotten a coaching plan at American Express before ? PLS HELP

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You won’t necessarily get fired, but I suggest you start looking for a job either inside out outside of AMEX. I promise you there is a job out there that you’ll thrive in. Sounds like your boss is an ass, get away from him and work for someone with whom you’ll have mutual respect.


If ADHD holds you back, it’s your responsibility to overcome that with medication and other modifications.

Unfortunately, and speaking as someone who has it, untreated or under-treated ADHD just isn’t a legitimate reason for workplace underperformance. It’s not a transient condition like an episode of major depression and its symptoms are literally the antithesis of what is required of you in most corporate workplaces.

Of course, it is inappropriate of your manager to put you down - that is workplace bullying and itself is a reason to look elsewhere. But most other corporate jobs are going to have similar demands, so you either need to find an unusual role that caters to your limitations or find a sustainable approach to self-management such that you can meet those demands.


I do not understand all the tough love comments in this thread. It is SO HARD to manage ADHD & very difficult to show up consistently in regards to work performance. I’m sorry you are going through a hard time at work. My advice is that if you think you are at risk of being let go, to put some feelers out, tap into your network, & see what else is out there. Also in your current role, be proactive & communicative.

Tbh, I think I have been given way more chances at work simply from being likable. To me, when that social factor is lost (like a boss you don’t get along with), & no one is going to bat for you, the threat is bigger. Gah it just is such a struggle, I mostly just came here to say I feel your pain, it’s hard af out here, and these other comments lack compassion.


Have you expressed your concerns to your leader about how they make you feel? If you have and this is still their attitude, I would say have a discussion with their leader.

ADHD isn’t a disability or an excuse for poor performance. I have severe ADHD diagnosed at 4 and I’m a top performer. Just take some caffeine

Poor performance can stem from issues with how work activities are structured and communicated, and even small changes can make a huge difference in whether someone performs well or poorly. That doesn’t mean that every case of poor performance can be fixed, but it’s important to assess the root causes of the poor performance.



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