Started new job - limited training and only person in team.Watch
It's in an area that I don't have much background in, but I am keen to learn, and am working in my own time to try to get whatever my manager throws at me done. Including weekends.
The issue is, my manager is throwing a lot of new things at me, some of which I have never done before and just have to wing it and hope it's right. I'm getting some solid work done in some areas, but others I struggle, and there is no-one for me to turn to and in effect, it takes me a while to get these tasks done. No training was provided in about 80% of tasks although I have a background in the industry, so I can work it out but it takes me longer than my manager expects.
I feel quite bad about it as it stresses me out and I feel that I am taking on too much (in the intent of making a solid attempt at everything), but there are some tasks (50% ish) that I need assistance/training in. I told her that some tasks I have never done before, but ill give it a go, and her response is fair - that she hasn't done it before either...
How do I approach my boss to tell her that I need more help/support in certain things, and that I feel we are running things to quick for me to be able to get things done, given the fact that I have not been given training or instruction in lots of tasks allocated to me? Some of the work has to be presented to 20 ish people, and I don't feel really confident in it, given my experience. My colleagues recognise the fact that I am on a steep learning curve.
(My boss has limited technical knowledge on some parts of the specifics of the role)
At the end of the day, if you have not been given enough training that is not your fault. All you can do is try your best and if you do something wrong or don't finish something on time, then at least you have already informed them that you were struggling and why.
I'm sure in a month or so it will get easier as you learn how to do things, starting a new job is difficult for everyone. If things do not get better within a few months then consider quitting, because if the company is not treating you right and the job is effecting your mental health, then no matter how much you are getting paid it is not worth it. There's no point doing something that takes up so much of your life if you don't enjoy it.