My probationary period was extended last week, all the sudden, two weeks before due date.
The official reason was that I didn't work on an unclear task I couldn't do, and due to my "senior" status, I should be able to do it.
I haven't had enough time to learn enough, nor did I work on that specific component to investigate the source of the problem. This problem exists since many years and no one could solve it (it happens randomly under unclear conditions/parameters etc.).
The unspoken reason is that I didn't contact my boss to inform her about the status of a previous task. My boss is sometimes absent without prior notice nor does she bother to reveal the duration of her absence.
I don't like this new job because we work without any methodology.
When someting wrong happens, she keeps telling me: I gave you (verbally) the information yesterday (no documents, nothing written --> high risk of confusion) - my colleagues tell me "tell her yes, you are right".
My problem with her is that when I was proactive, she shut me down, and now that I am being passive, she doesn't like it.
At the end of last week, I could see she was not happy because she could see my office was empty (already prepared my bags - I don't like my new job either, but I have to cope with it).
She kind of marginalized me lately, or maybe wanted me to be more proactive as before.
She gave me a long tedious mechanical task (I had to produce +6000 lines of hard coded values). While executing this task, I was wondering: "is she punishing me?"
When I called her to tell her I was done, she sounded energetic and positive.
However, I heard she has a hard time keeping subordinates, as she usually get into conflicts even people with soft personalities.
Am I losing this job?
Is she inciting me to look for another job?