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How often do you all deal with conflicts at work? I feel like my current job isn’t a good fit but also early in my career so I don’t know if the daily annoyances are just normal.

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Depends on your level of self-awareness. Are you someone who regularly instigates or prolongs interpersonal problems in your regular life? Do you jump to conclusions quickly? Do you get defensive when given constructive feedback? Are you conflict averse and do you hold onto resentment? Do you have trouble speaking honestly about what you need in a situation? If so, then you'll probably encounter conflict and self-doubt no matter where you go. If, however, conflicts are arising because your boundaries are being violated and there is a fundamental difference in values (e.g. your boss values strict adherence to hierarchy but you don't, you like to socialize with coworkers but the office culture is head-down 9-5, etc), then that's an easy fix a job change can resolve. Most of the time, it takes a bit of experimenting to know a good fit from what's tolerable to a total dealbreaker.


Before I got married, I'd break up with guys by telling them that we were "unfortunately incompatible, but I wish you the best on your future endeavours." *cringe*


Damn Strategist 1’s response is so well written and on point. Let me give you my ghetto take because I’ve been there. When you’re young and inexperienced, it shows. It’s in all your ticks and antics, down to how you present work. And when you add this all up, it equates to a level of confidence. If people aren’t confident in your work, they will critique it. This goes away as you gain more experience. Also, try to be humble. If you smell shit everywhere you go, maybe it’s you’re own feet. Are you self aware enough to recognize your own shortcomings? Could it be they’re right? Do you have the confidence and clout to object? As a Jr, prob not, but only you have that answer.


The brutal truth is that no job is a good fit when you're starting out - you just have to suck it up and soak it up. Suck up the feedback without conflict and complaint, soak up the knowledge until you understand where it's coming from. It'll be this way for many years.


Now is the time to put all the drama aside and be grateful for employment for as long as it lasts.


I can relate. I’m in year three of working at an agency. I left my first job after a year because my original manager had left and leadership was falling apart. The culture was great though. Left for a place that seemed like it was leaps and bounds better but the cracks are starting to show and I’ve not found the comradery I had previously. I feel like I’m crazy. Trying my best and hope everything makes sense when I look back.


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I guess, how often do you get lots of feedback from multiple people, and how often do you have to make changes that you don’t agree with, or get told what to do by your equal coworkers?

Thank you!!

As long as ur not getting harassed sexually. Its a job. Like cd1 said no job is perfect

There are definitely more conflicts that are unacceptable.


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