Your professional life is going to be full of highs and lows just like your personal life. Overcoming obstacles is a staple in any person that has climbed their way to the top of an industry. Disasters do happen so managing these appropriately has to be done as a meltdown at a specific job can haunt a person for years in a professional capacity. The following are issues a person can encounter during their professional life as well as a few tips to overcome this.
Fired For No Reason Or Illegitimate Reasons
The harsh truth is that some people are fired because a manager simply does not like them. This person will do anything to write up an employee while not doing the same for another employee that has done the same thing. For situations like this, it is important to consult an attorney that specializes in employment law. While you might not want to go back to work for the company, you are owed money as it is illegal to allow discrimination in the office. The HR department should be aware of this as bringing these issues up needs to be documented as well as document instances where employees were not published for doing the same thing you were written up for.
Accused Falsely Of Harassment
Harassment is a very serious accusation as this can follow you through the rest of your career. Unfortunately, there are people that cry harassment simply to advance in their own careers. If accused do not sign anything until proof is given of the harassment as this can be seen as an admission of guilt. Recording conversations or having copies of email/instant messages is your responsibility. The one thing to do is not to confront the person that accused you as they most likely will cry wolf again. Do not take false accusations lightly as the person lying could impact your quality of life and the lives of your family members forever.
Passed Over For The Same Promotion Twice
There are those people that companies do not value for one reason or another so they are passed over for a promotion. Assess whether the company truly values your skills and look for jobs while employed. This is not in poor form as a dream role is not going to wait until you are fired or out of work to open up. For those people passed up for multiple promotions it is time to look elsewhere. If the company offers a promotion then it is your choice whether to take it but remember you had to threaten to leave for them to offer you the role. As soon as people realize that no matter how well you do that certain managers will not recognize this the better. Asking management why you did not receive a promotion might seem awkward but once you are given reasoning you can decide if it is valid.
As you can see there are not always going to be preferable situations in your professional career. Overcome and succeed as a fulfilling career can boost your quality of life in a huge way.