(Closed) Passed on a promotion because 'you're good at your job'?? WTF?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2462 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

that really sucks 🙁 one thing to consider though, is the supervisor position more admin/management than his current position? “designer” sounds like he’s doing creative work, and maybe even though the promotion sounds like it’s more prestigious, the tasks he’d be responsible for wouldn’t be as rewarding? maybe since they value his creative skills as much as they say, he can negotiate a pay raise or a different promotion that recognizes his seniority and leadership among the other designers, but where he doesn’t have to give up time for managing/admin tasks? 

Post # 5
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

He should look for a new job with a better position that fits his skill set and his desires. 10 years is too long to stay somewhere (in my opinion). You get pigeon holed and its really hard to come put of. Every time Darling Husband and I have left our jobs we have left for more money and more responsibility, and it’s worked out great. 

Whats happened is he is too valuable in his job. Once Darling Husband was in a similar situation and he got an offer in hand and they tried to give him a raise too keep him. It was too late – the resentment was already there. He moved on.

Post # 6
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Thats a sucky situation for him.  I would say he should go back in and talk to management and apologize for his “outburst” or whatever it was when he was passed over.  Then let them know that while he has been really happy at the company he would like more of a challenge/change in what he is doing. Something like:

I’ve really enjoyed working for company X. Its been a great experience and I feel like I’ve gotten a lot out of it.  I’ve been able to contribute the following to the company________ (training, ideas, policies etc).  I feel like I’m starting to get stuck in a rut.  I’d love to take on some new responsibilities and challenges.  I don’t want to reach a point where I don’t do a great job because I’m bored/frustrated with the position.   Since I’ve had such a great experience working for you, I wanted to explore any options for promotion within the company before I even considered look anywhere else. 

If they say no they really wont move him at any point he can decide if he wants to deal with the same job, or start looking elsewhere.  I hope things work out for him.  

Post # 7
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sometimes you have to leave to get the promotion/raise you deserve. Just because he looks doesn’t mean he has to take another job. It just means he’ll know what’s out there and what someone else is willing to pay. There will always be new grads – his strength is his experience. He’ll never know if he doesn’t try!

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