(Closed) nervous about having the big talk with my boss

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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3041 posts
Sugar bee

Just make sure you go into this positively, ok? No complaints. Gather up (even just in your head) any accomplishments and anything you have done to set yourself apart from the rest of the group. Show him why you need to move somewhere else in the organization, but do so coming from a good place!

Post # 4
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2623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What was promised you when you were hired?

I would go in with the promises that were made to you and ask that you two work on a plan to fulfill those promises.

This will demonstrate to them that you are proactive and interested in being successful there.

I would refrain from telling them how much you hate your current job for the time being because it wont really work in your favor. It is OK to saw, however, what job would be ideal for you in the current organization.

Post # 6
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396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Oh, no!  An unfulfilling job is definitely enough to drive a person crazy.  I agree with the other PPs.  Focus on what was promised and what has happened instead.

I’d suggest putting together a short document with what you were promised and when it was to happen (do you have that in writing from a supervisor?) with bullet points outlining your proposed job responsibilites; then also write what you’ve been doing instead, with a listing of your current job responsibilities in bullets.  I’ve found that going in to these types of meetings with documentation really helps.

What would also be helpful are some suggestions on your part of how they could help you get the experience they promised. 

Is there something happening at the company that’s preventing them from moving forward on their promise?  A few creative suggestions/solutions of your own would show them your commitment to staying at the company.

Good Luck!

Post # 7
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2623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@harleyq:  So how about saying something like 

“I was hired to do XYZ., but I can see the plan has to be changed due to XYZ circumstances. Given his new information I would really like to have/ XYZ job/task and I would like to figure out the best plan to get me there”

 

Post # 8
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4970 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You could also approach it in that your skill set isn’t being efficiently used. If you were to have a different position with other responsibilities, it would not only benefit you, but the company as well.

Do you have an IDP (individual development plan) at your company? A lot of companies require employees to have one. If so, go in with that to help prove your case of where are you now and where you want to go.

 

Also, keep in mind that a good manager wants to help their employees succeed and move on. That shows that they are doing their job, too. Good luck!

Post # 9
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3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If the issue is that there is no position to move you to I don’t really think the conversation will go well. It sucks to be in a crappy situation but I don’t think your boss will really be sympathetic to your feelings just because you’re unhappy (of course I’m basing this on personal experience and I don’t know how your boss is). If the conversation doesn’t go well are you secure enough that you’d be able to get by without a job?

Post # 10
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396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@harleyq:  Oh…I just saw your update.  That complicates things that the job they promised you doesn’t exist.  Are there other job openings available that don’t include what you’re doing now?

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