I have been working for this company for 4 months now and in the begining it was great (i suppose most jobs are tho aint they!) i was the office junior that just did all the meaningless tasks but i made it what it was and got myself noticed i was given a promotion in 3 months to the main receptionist, i was so chuffed the woman that did that orignialy was a total cow to me she hated the facted that i had my own initative so she left blaming it on me and telling most of the other people that work here that was why! this was hard as i always try and do my best but here i just get punished for it! but because she was in her 50's and most of the other people are too they all took her side i still get on with most of the people here but it is so hard! Now the reason i started working here in the first place was because my mum knew this woman (my boss now) and we got talking cuz she needed someone to start straight away and as i had just suffered a miscarage i werent working it was conveniant for the both of us, i thought she was absolutly great we were always having a laugh and we got on so well, but since i have taken over reception she has changed so much, if it is not bad enough that i get picked at (and by this i mean every little thing i do for example - i was sat with my knee up on my chair when no one was in reception just relaxing as i had been sat still for 4 hours and this woman shouted at m,e loud enough for people in the other offices to hear) but now she has started doing it "go out and buy a suit get yourself looking smarter"! i would just like to add that i was sat there wearing a shirt and black trousers when she said this! i felt like turning around and saying well i cant actually afford it and this is'nt a lie i have just moved into a house with my boyfriend and almost all of my money form this hell whole goes into that bearing in mind i only get paid £742 after tax it doesnt leave me with a lot after the bills and everything has been taken into account but i would of just sounded like a trap! The thing that is hurting me the most is that they keep saying like things to me like picking all the time i cant be myself anymore i am a really friendly person and me and my other half always call people babe or bab or something like that i have been told! not asked told not to do that too! smarten up to move my desk around because it looks messy and its not its just organised! i cant bear it any more its breaking me down i cant be me. I am so sorry to go on girls but i am finding this so hard but if i leave people are going to think it is becasue i am pregnant and not becasue of how bad it is, and i dont want people thinking that of me please help me girls what would you do?? Sorry A very upset Liann but hopefully a happy sweetpea!