- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
I have been with the same company for four years. I love my customers and what I do. For a while now I have been interested in being promoted to a shift position as right now, I am still at the position everyone starts off at. When I first became interested it was during a transition period in my store in which we were getting new a store manager. I made sure to tell her of my interest but I knew she was too busy to worry about it.
About six months ago I talked to her again and told her again of my interest. She printed off something that told me where I needed to be at in certain things in order to be promoted. Halfway through the interview she “got a phone call” from her Darling Husband and said that he was stuck at the airport with no money and would have to reschedule. She didn’t.
Now a fellow coworker and shift decided to tell me the other day that the man he has been having problems with for about two or three months now (and has only been working with the company for five months) was of interest of his to promote. Over me. I was SHOCKED. I then approached him and told him that I was seriously interested in the job and he said he would pass it on to my boss. Not long after I told another shift I have been close to since he was a barista like me and he said not to ever give up and he would pass the word on too.
When I talked to my mom the other day she told me I should submit a formal application of promotion. That way it is in writing and if they try to promote the problem coworker I can rebutt saying I formally applied for the position and showed interested (because words are just words.) Quite frankly, my boss is no walk in the park. She is rude and demanding. She will often cause problems by walking away from the register when there is no one to take the next customer and then come out asking what the problem is. She will even yell at customers sometimes. So I’m thinking this whole application idea will help but I don’t want her to think I’m stupid or annoying for doing it.