(Closed) Crap. My boss just resigned.

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1356 posts
Bumble bee

Don’t worry! It may be a challenge, but I’m sure you can do it.

If you feel like you lack experience for your position, maybe consider a professional development class / workshop. I was hired for my current position with absolutely no solid experience, so I “took” some of those free online classes. They didn’t really help in terms of providing knowledge (what can you expect from free online classes, haha) but they did give me the impression of “I can totally do this!” that boosted my confidence.

Post # 5
46589 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@cinnakim:  Will your boss still be local to you? I would ask her if she is willing to mentor you in your career. Even if she moves away, she can still mentor and support you by email.

I hope you have told her what a great boss she is and how much you appreciate her.

Post # 6
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Can you follow her to her new company? If my boss left, i’d feel the same way, and i’d definitely ask if it was a possibility!

Post # 8
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Any chance they’d promote you?

Post # 9
993 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Please don’t take this personally, but this is what helps me when I feel overloaded:  A company is a company and will continue to be a company.  People are replaceable and its not any one person’s job to keep the whole place afloat.  They will have to make sure that there is someone to help you if your company is that size and they can’t expect you to fill your boss’ shoes if you are new.  You are only one person.  

HOWEVER it is an AMAZING opportunity if you want it to prove yourself.  I know it will be hard because she’s obviously your friend – try to make weekly or bi-weekly lunch dates with her and ask her to be your mentor in your career.  Good luck!  I’m sorry that you’re feeling stressed and sad!

Post # 10
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had two bosses quit on me here.  I’ll be honest, it doesn’t feel good.  Then I sat down with my director and asked what the plan was and he said “It doesn’t affect you, just do your job.” 

Well… I was doing my job… and my bosses.  I wanted to know IF HE HAD A FUCKING PLAN.  Which would obviously impact me, if he hired me a new boss.  He did – sort of, we don’t get along – at all – it hasn’t gone well for me.

So, my advice (you live and learn).  Do your job.  Take on as much of your boss’ respobsibility as you possibily can.  Step up and let everyone see you doing it.  Toot your own damn horn.  Even if they hire you a new boss, let that bitch know that you can do her job.  She’ll have to respect you. 

Also start looking for a new job, because it’s 50/50 how that ends up.  Good luck!

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