Were you managed out of one company but succeeded greatly at another?

Dell Rorschach
Aug 7, 2018 13 Comments

In my previous job my manager mentioned in my 1:1s with him that my pay is greater than his. I didn’t take much notice of it. When I stared working with him I felt that he had a small racial bias against me. I worked hard and kept a cool head hoping that I will be able to establish trust and faith. He tried many times to blame things on me but I always worked hard and got things done. When things didn’t work I worked to make them work.

I should have left but I was waiting for my I140. Immigrants are not allowed to have self respect.

Our company merged with another. My manager asked me to mentor a junior team from the other company. I did it. Everything was not bad and I got good performance bonus and rating.

As soon as the handover to the junior team was done My manager picked up a small issue and made a big time spectacle of it and asked me to resign in front of everyone.The CTO supported him because the company had to meet their head count cut numbers.

I leetcoded hard and got a job at Amazon. Salary is OK not spectacular but way better than what I was making. So everything is fine now.

But every now and then I then I get very negative thoughts. I feel that no matter where I go I will always fail. Something or the other will always go wrong and when it does everyone will take advantage of it.

Somehow I feel that people decide in first 5 minutes of meeting you on whether they will let you succeed or fail. A voice keeps telling me that everyone wants me to fail. For some it’s because I earn more than them for others there are different more complicated reasons.

Is anyone here who got managed out of one role and went on to be a success in another? How did you deal with negative voices and emotions about yourself.

I’m an OK technically not the best not the worst. Always gets thing done but sometimes it takes 1 or 2 tries. I’m good at communication and relationships but not spectacular. I’ve always been very popular with junior team members and peers but struggle in managing up for some reason.


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TOP 13 Comments
  • Salesforce sZlm46
    McDonald’s didn’t work out but at Salesforce I’m a star employee
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • Intel traderking
    You made it Amazon, that alone should tell you something. Take it easy on yourself.
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • Microsoft RhAB
    Ehite guy here and I totally understand you. I am going though similar experience fighting my perception of the world. It is worth noting that a lot of problems we have in our life are imaginary and either non-existent or have negligible impact.
    Best of luck and hope you recover from this!
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • McKinsey Moonface
    Don’t let a small minded incompetent manager impact your faith and confidence. You’re better than that.
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • New HqTv78
    Prespective my friend, thats what you need. If you don't have any health issues, you are in so much better position than many around. Be thankful for your health, family, intellect, job.. take it easy :D you sound like a good man/woman... there will be people who dont want you to succeed but there are people who wants you to succeed too. I want you to succeed :)
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • MLB MxzR16
    I went through this, bouncing in and out of what I thought was a dream job after a couple months due to internal politics.

    I learned that the people you work with matters, not just what you work on. It also taught me how to manage myself better. Eventually I landed at another great company and life is good.

    Just keep your head up. The people afraid of failure in this industry are destined for mediocrity.
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • BlackBerry / Other

    BlackBerry Other

    Putin’s mistress
    I got managed out of Dick’s and got into P***y’s. Best job ever day in and out
    Aug 7, 2018 1
    • Microsoft / Eng

      Microsoft Eng

      Umbra Witch
      Everyman love that lol
      Aug 7, 2018
  • Amazon ..:..
    Managed out multiple times; always landed at better jobs than previous.

    They handled it poorly, especially doing it in front of everyone. Don't let a past experience define you.

    It depends on the circumstances, but it can sometimes be a blessing to get you to move on and improve.
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • Autodesk 1bce
    In a great team, people feel safe and trusted and know that other members got their backs. As a consequence, they would do the same for others and it forms a virtuous cycle. They won’t hide problems to save their skin and would give feedback Eih intent to help. Such a team is a precondition for innovation and achieving something bigger than itself. If you make your juniors feel the that way, I bet they go over and beyond to make you proud. I think you will succeed in leadership roles. Managing downward is the better one and probably the only thing that matters most in long term.
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn ShotCaller
    It happens all the time. You made it through one of the most competitive hiring processes in the world. Think positive. And read this - https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/steve-jobs-fire-company/story?id=14683754
    Aug 7, 2018 0
  • NAVEX Global HollaBackG
    Yes, it will hurt your confidence a little, but move onward and upward. The bad experience will be a distant memory soon. Almost everyone has been unfairly f**cked over at work at sometime in their career.
    Aug 8, 2018 0
  • You've won. You'll be fine.
    Aug 8, 2018 0


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