(Closed) Advice please…How would you approach this? :/

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d wait for the annoucement to be made formely. You don’t know who she might tell etc.  However, I don’t know if there really is anything to discuss frankly. As you said best “I am now her line manager and will need to be careful of the friend/work boundaries from now on.” This is business and I think you shoud act accordingly.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If she had gotten the job, and you had found out via a formal announcement instead of her telling you personally, how would you feel?!

I am *guessing* you would not be disappointed, because the formal announcement is professional, which means it cannot be personal.  I know I would not feel disrespected, etc, if that makes sense…

Post # 5
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1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Emily_Louise_C:  Yup I hate typing these out on my iPhone too. I end up having to edit my post after submitting it like 10x

I think maybe you should wait until she brings it up first by congratulating you. To bring it up first might sound patronizing, no matter your good intentions for addressing the issue with her. 

I was in a similar situation: I worked a low level job Ina grocery store and when my manager was on maternity leave, I was chosen to be acting manager over more experienced colleagues. I did a better job than my manager, so I was promoted and got my own store. I still shopped at my old store, and first it was just the same old small talk. After awhile, they started to congratulate me, and I just took it graciously, and I told a particular person that got passed up for it that I really wasn’t expecting all of that but I appreciated it and I hoped the new store treated me as well as the old one. 

Post # 6
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2106 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Don’t bring it up. You texting her is too informal for a boss. Let the formal announcement do the job. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would just let the formal announcement do it.

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