Concerned about criticism
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|Wed, 01-08-2014 - 2:52pm|
I am feeling concerned about criticism re my bad attitude at work. This was a huge shock to me as I always strive to be professional. During my performance review last month I was criticised by my boss relating to body language. She says this shows I'm frustrated with the menial aspects of my role I'm in a team support role). When I asked for specific details, she struggled to come up with anything but did say she thought I had once told a colleague I was too busy to do something for them when asked. I cannot recall ever doing this and indeed often work overtime, unasked and without thanks. She put very strong pressure on me to admit that I didn't like the job. I didn't know where she was headed with this confession thing so I responded as neutrally as I could.
To be honest I do find some of the stuff frustrating, but always strive to act in a professional manner and be friendly as we are a small close-knit team and I have been here for a long time. Even with the worst parts of the job I strive to come over as neutral. My colleagues on the same level confirm that I do act professionally in their eyes.
My question is basically, is it possible to get rid of someone because of perceived body language? It feels like the thought police are on patrol! I am feeling vulnerable and unsure where I stand and I fear that this may eventually be pursued down the disciplinary route. I believe that my work is satisfactory and I'm not complacent. I'm a shy person so perhaps my body language problem is a part of that? Or maybe my face doesn't fit any more and these are attempts to get rid of me? Please help!