I work as an administrative assistant/receptionist at a Mental Health office. This is my first "real" job even though I'm 28, and I've been here for about 7 months now.
For awhile I felt like I was doing very good. In the beginning sure I was new, but after a bit my boss and I seemed to be on the same page and she said she was very proud with how much I have improved. About 2 months later now, after even applying for another job within the same company, all of that seems to have changed. I feel like I'm making mistakes and I don't feel as reliable. She told me that before I applied for the new job and in the beginning, she thought I just didn't care based on how I answered things.
No one has ever told me that before though so I'm not sure if it's true or not. Sometimes I'll answer questions with a simple "no" whether or not I did something. I'm just trying to be honest in my answers, so I only answer with that and give no excuses. Apparently that has come across as me not caring at times.
I'm feeling bogged down and upset about this. I want to succeed, I want to be reliable, and I don't want to be considered a weak link who doesn't care about his job. I do like my job honestly, but it's not what I want to do forever, so maybe at times that shows.
Any advice how I can turn this situation around?