Susie started her job as an Admin Asst about a month and a half ago at a small company, and she does work for several managers. For whatever reason(s) there have been several people in and out the door over the past couple of years; i.e., people dont last long in that position. That was a red flag, but she needed the job. Things are not exactly working out, and Susie is already looking for another job.
Yesterday while approaching the office of HR Manager, Susie heard one of the managers and the HR Manager saying negative things about her. HR Manager said
.yes, I know, she takes EVERYTHING personally
.. She stood at the (opened) door a moment, then they saw her and stopped talking. Susie stepped in, put HR Managers mail on her desk, stood there a moment, then asked Is there a problem I should know about? Managers just looked at each other and shook their heads No. (From what she overheard, Susie is 100% positive they were talking about .her) She said Good, glad all is well and walked back to her office.
Today nothing was said about the incident.
My comment to her is that once she heard them, she probably should have cleared her throat to let them know she was approaching. I dont think she should have asked or said anything other than maybe Excuse me, heres your mail. Now Susie is thinking the axe will fall any day (she is still on probation) and shell be back collecting unemployment.
Any other thoughts as to what she should have done, and what if anything she should do now.