|I recently moved into a new job in Vancouver, B.C. Just today, the project manager accused me of not "being 100% in it" for the following 2 reasons:|
1. I have not updated your LinkedIn profile since starting this new job 6 weeks ago. (Note that this person is not even my connection on LinkedIn)
2. I have not been working overtime on a regular basis (aka every single day of the week). I would understand if there was something urgent that needed to be done, and I have definitely worked hours over 12 hours in the past.
However, the employment contract never mentioned this was a requirement as he seems to be suggesting, and I do not see anyone else on the team pulling these hours. In fact, I am often the last or 2nd last person to leave. I do not believe in staying long hours for the sake of staying long hours, I do my best and put my full attention on my work. Just this past week, I had personal stuff to attend to, I got up to leave at 5, and let him know, he was quite aggravated.
I'm just beginning to realize I may have made a big mistake putting myself here and I'm not sure if I am just being overly sensitive. This is technically a startup (~50 people), and I do enjoy the product I work on.
I've never worked in a startup (besides running one on my own, but not with 50 employees), and I do understand startups are known for working harder than big corporations, but something just seems "off" with these expectations suddenly being expressed by this project manager.
Any advice/suggestions/similar experiences would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: I realize the first sentence sounds like I relocated. I didn't (just poor writing skills...). I've been in Vancouver, B.C for quite a long time already.