I started a new job a month ago as an administrative assistant. I got hired right after the interview and started the next day, the last day of the person who I was replacing, who left to work for another company. I pretty much did not get trained, I was only given a little bit of information and shown around the office. My first 3 weeks seemed great. I was getting the hang of it, a few mistakes here and there. For not getting trained I thought I was doing great.
The thing is, I can't read my boss. She keeps giving me mixed signals. One moment she's mad at me for doing something wrong, the next she tells me I'm a sweetheart and its ok to make mistakes. I recently did my first expense report, which was a complete mess from the last person in this position, and it took me a while to get it right and I needed extra help on it. The people in finance were rude and treated me like a child when trying to do the expense report and my boss told me "not doing the expense report correct" could be a problem. Later in the week she told me "Don't listen to me sometimes, I get flustered, you're not super woman you can't get it down pat the first time."
Then this week my boss told me this week that she thinks I might not be a fit and will see how this goes within the next month. No specific reason was given. Just that it was because the expense report was rough for me and the dept is really busy.
Truth is, I'm only a month into this job and I feel I'm still learning. My boss gets upset when things aren't going her way but she can't expect me to learn to do every single thing 100% her way when I'm still new and learning. I'm really trying my best and when I tell her that she says "I know you are. I know you want to do the right thing."
I don't know what to make of this situation. Can I get let go only after a month on the job when I'm still learning? I can see if I was having issues 5 months in but only 1 month? I haven't even met half the employees yet.