Welcome to JA. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in NYS. I am preparing my reply and will post in one moment.
Hello, thank you for waiting for a response to your question today. I am really sorry to hear that you were treated in this way by your supervisor. This is unfortunately not the first time I have heard of this very inappropriate behavior happening in the workplace. It is difficult to assess another person's motives and or personality type without meeting with them directly. However, that being said the workplace creates a very competitive environment of justifying the means to gain the end result. It sounds like this new supervisor lacked experience and finesse in being a supportive, participatory manager. Instead she presents through your description as passive aggressive and with some issues involving anger and hostility toward you. I am sure you did not deserve this type of treatment and then in addition you are now dealing with a retirement you did not plan on. How are yo coping? Do you have a support system in place of people who can help you process this? This is a powerful time in your life of significant change and also opportunity and can bring a great deal of fears and anxieties along with it. I am glad you reached out for help. I am here for you. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC