- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
OK, so I’ve been working at my office just over two years now. I started as an admin, but though my role (and pay) stays the same, my job itslef has expanded massively so that I’m doing just as much – and just as complex – work as my colleages who are listed claims handlers.
Anyway, our manger left a couple months ago and our team was narrowed down to three. That’s me, another woman and a much older man who was frankly hell to work with. I’ve posted about it before, how aggresive and rude he was – he even used to steal things from the office. Me and this other woman practically did all his work for him and he was an utter nightmare.
But today he called in to say he wasn’t coming in, and the director ended up telling us all that this guy actually handed in his notice a while ago and today was meant to be his last day. When he came out and told everyone – I kid you not – everyone clapped. This guy had been such a negative force on the whole office that it was just a much happier day when we knew he wasn’t coming back.
Our director mentioned to me and this other woman that he’s already put in the submission to HR to be able to advertise his job. And I’ll be honest here – I want it. I’m pretty much doing it anyway, only without the pay and title. The other woman’s probably not going to apply, her job is pretty much identical and if anything she’s likely to apply to take the manager’s job when that opens up. I like to think that considering how hard I’ve been working lately (been getting additional rewards and bonuses from the director in recognition) that they will at the very least offer me an interview.
But I just wanted to check, how soon is too soon to go in and see the director and tell him I’m interested in the job? And how do I do it? Do I just wait for the vacancy to be advertised internally and apply for it that way? Do I email him and ask to talk, or take in a copy of an updated CV and give it to him? I think if the guy who left had been well liked I would hold off until it’s advertised, but I think that considering how much the director was pleased to get rid of him, he’d probably react positively if I approached him. But at the same time I don’t want it to seem like I’m ‘jumping in his grave’, y’know?