So I've been employed at a "real job" for approximately three months, and have come to the conclusion I don't communicate well with my employer. It's not that we're not civil, or don't like each other (most of the time) it's just that my productivity at this place is severely hampered by my lack of ability to communicate with my boss.
A quick example - He asked me take an envelope of checks to the bank for deposit. I asked him if the deposit slips were filled out already and he said yes. I only heard from him later he felt I was trying to subordinate and second guess him (I was just checking if I needed to do anything other than hand the nice bank lady the envelope).
This unfortunately wasn't an isolated incident, and we just don't communicate our thoughts and intentions to each other very well. I've never had this problem with any of my part time employers, and he's never really had this problem with any of his previous employees, so I'm led to believe it's just something between us that doesn't work.
I'd like to go looking for a job where I don't feel like I'm walking on eggshells with my boss 100% of the time, and am free to ask questions when I need further info, however I feel if I go job hunting now, the first thing a recruiter is gonna see is my first job after college lasted three months and throw my resume in the trash. If I do get lucky enough to get an interview, how can I explain this in a way that doesn't make me look like a hot-headed upstart?
Additionally, I don't want to leave this job unprofessionally, I work well with my other regular coworker, and enjoy the work. How can I tell my boss I feel our communication issues are getting in the way of my job satisfaction and his bottom line?