I have recently (in the last month or so) come under a lot of pressure from my supervisor, supposedly regarding the quality of my work. He said it hadn't been of the required standard ever since I joined the company (15 months ago), despite having never mentioned this previously, and despite the fact that I have completed and delivered several projects since I joined the company.
This pressure appeared to come 'out of the blue' a bit, as until a month or so ago, I had felt as though the work was going well, that I was making good progress, and getting on well with my supervisor...
However, since he first brought up his 'concerns' regarding the quality of my work, I have noticed that the amount of work I've had has significantly dropped.
When I was initially offered the job, it was on a fixed- term, 12-month contract (I was employed on a 6-month contract that had been extended by a couple of months with another employer when I was offered this job).
After I received the job offer, I negotiated with the company (my current employer) that I would take the position if they made the contract permanent, as I didn't see the point in leaving one monthly rolling contract for another fixed term contract.
They did make the offer a permanent contract, and I accepted the offer. I have now been in their employment for 15 months, as I mentioned previously, and the amount of work I have had has dropped significantly over the last month or so (which is I guess, why the job was not offered on a permanent contract initially).
It seems like the pressure that my supervisor is putting on me, is due to the fact that my company's next contract with the client that I'm currently based at is not due to start for another few months, and so my position is 'redundant' at the moment...
I have started applying for other jobs, and have/ had one or two other interviews, but the pressure I am under in my current position just seems to be increasing.
Obviously, I don't want to quit my current position, until I have another one to go to, so what is the best way to deal with this pressure while I look for another job?
I should also say that the decreased workload tied in with/ came shortly after we delivered the latest version of the software to the client, i.e. development project completed- now on to minor maintenance tasks...
I have spoken to my supervisor regarding his concerns about my performance- it seems that the issues he highlighted are ones that are directly affected by my hidden/ unseen disability- which I had declared prior to starting work at the company, along with providing written medical evidence from my Occupational Therapist regarding 'reasonable adjustments' that could be made to support me with my disability. Having spoken to him, it seems he is unable to make those reasonable adjustments. Having said that, if the issues have always been a concern, why weren't they raised earlier, and not after 15 months?
I also raised concerns I'd had regarding unwanted attention from another employee (which my supervisor was clearly aware of, but denies)- that employee has subsequently been let go (their contract was not renewed after it expired), and I think maybe the fact I'd told my supervisor I was considering taking formal action (raising it with HR) has also set him against me, as he denies that it was ever an issue...