Any tips as to how I can apply for jobs without using my current manager or supervisor as a referee? Basically all of the jobs in my area request that your current supervisor/manager is one of your referees.
To put it bluntly, both my manager & supervisor are horrible & that is why I'm looking for another job. They have only been in charge of our section since January and I have only met them in person a few times since then - so how can they know me enough to provide a reference anyway? They haven't bothered to do their job & come to the location that I'm based at. Basically all correspondance is by phone or email.
They have also both spent ages telling me that half the stuff I have been doing since taking on this role 18 months ago is not my job (and yelling at me for doing it) and then trying to make me do other stuff which I believe should be done by them & I have no clue how to do (and not providing me with any guidance - just getting angry when I say I have no idea how to do it). So basically I feel as though they think I am completely incompetent and therefore I do not want to put them on my resume!
My old manager & supervisor, as well as one of my colleagues, are happy to be referees for me and they all have a true perception as they actually bothered to get to know me & how I do my job.
Is there any way I can get around this? I'm just not applying for jobs at the moment cause they all want my current supervisor/manager as a referee.