Not Feeling Part of the Team

I am currently teaching English part-time at Hong Kong secondary schools. This list of 10 things I don’t like about my current situation is a hybrid of things that I don’t like from this job and my previous full-time job in the US as a senior IT consultant.
  1. I didn’t feel like a trusted partner where my input was heard or valued.
  2. Remarkably tight deadlines without appropriate resources and scope management.
  3. Requirements that are not well defined or that keep changing.
  4. Dealing with disrespectful teens and crazy parents.
  5. I feel under-qualified and am trying to fix that, which is exhausting and stressful.
  6. A long commute.
  7. Not feeling like I’m part of the team – limited interaction with key staff.
  8. Bosses that are “big picture” guys leaving all the detail work to me.
  9. Lack of a mentor.
  10. Not having dependable colleagues – picking up slack for others.

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I am currently teaching English part-time at Hong Kong secondary schools. This list of 10 things I don’t like about my current situation is a hybrid of things that I don’t like from this job and my previous full-time job in the US as a senior IT consultant. I didn’t feel like a trusted partner where my input was heard or valued. Remarkably tight deadlines without appropriate resources and scope management. Requirements that are not well defined or that keep changing. Dealing with disrespectful teens and crazy parents. I feel under-qualified and am trying to fix that, which is exhausting and stressful. A long commute. Not feeling like I’m part of the team – limited interaction with key staff. Bosses that are “big picture” guys leaving all the detail work to me. Lack of a mentor. Not having dependable colleagues – picking up slack for others.