I haven't written in awhile, but have a lot to say, and I do know you all will help me. I started a new job Monday last week, and I am already being forced to quit before I get fired. Everyone I work with minimizes my bosses actions, but to me they are a crime. Here is what happened to me the last two days. Please feel free to write back and encourage me because I really need it. Thursday before I left work, I was talking to my Secretary, and my boss gave me the cold shoulder and walked away. I didn't think much of it until the next day and following. Friday I went to work with much excitement as usual, but had a day that was the worse I have had in a long time. About 9:30 a.m., my boss called me into her office, and I didn't think much of it. Here is what she said and did that was unprofessional and verbally abusive. "I'm going to cut your hours. The last two days you were reading on the job, and if you keep that up our company will go bankrupt. You are not productive and are not being kept busy. You have to be here busy, and not are here to sit around and do nothing for two days. You have one week, but until then you are to impress and please me. You are to give me your schedule and keep me current on it, and go out into the community to market. You need to go to places besides funeral homes. You can't do any of this, your hours will be reduced." During that time she was yelling at me, and putting me down. Here is what I said to her, "Why? I can read and research it is in the job description. Yeah. Okay. Funeral Homes..." This was about all I said. I came back to her an hour later after crying for a very long time and calmed down, and confronted her on how I felt. I said, "I am a quiet person, and express my passion in other ways. I need you to communicate to me what you want, listen to me, not yell at me, and observe me. I want to get to know you, so I can do a better job at my work. I have done flyers, brochures, etc. (I even showed her the list of where I would go. I have gone above and beyond what you have asked. I can read and research on the job because it is in the job description. (Showed her what I have done on it with the hard copy). I also said on my occassions, "I did not say that..." She again yelled at me and put me down again. She said, "You cannot read and research on the job. I have nurses here who don't get paid to do continuing education, but you cannot do that here. You are to read and research outside of work. You are to tell me your schedule and communicate to me what you are doing. You are to be passionate, and I am having my doubts about you and this position on whether or not you can do it. If you are passionate, then you cannot do this job. I don't see passion in you. You have one week to prove yourself. You don't appreciate me. You don't care about your job. You are incompetent and not capable of doing this job. (Up to four or five times whilel lauging she said, "I can't work with you, or you are going to have to look for another job." I too cried from that as well. I went to the staff meeting with everyone in the Hospice department, and she was passive agressive. She would mainly look at the Social Worker, but not me. She said to everyone and humilliated me by saying, "I am not comfortable with Elizabeth right now. We also need to set up a meeting with Greg to see if this packet she came up with is appropriate or innapropriate." She said this at least 2-3 times. I was hurt. About 5 minutes later, with her passive agressiveness she was telling and yelling at me through the Social Worker what she expected of me. I was hurt again. I talked to my husband, and we both concluded that she was verbally abusive towards me, and her expectations are unrealistic. She wants to fire me by the end of next week more likely than anything at this point because I cannot get 5 people in to a support group in 5 days as well as get it done in a week. Marketing also can take up to 6 months to get people in, but a week is not doable. The task she has for me is impossible, and I cannot complete it. I have no choice but to quit. Today I did turn her in for verbal abuse to the police. Now I am awaiting to hear from them. Monday afternoon I am getting my stuff out of there, and hopefully will hear something from another business soon. Please be in prayer.