(Closed) Did I shoot myself in the foot?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
12257 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@worldtraveler:  It might be nothing–My husband routinely waits for 2-6 weeks to hear about promotions and new hires (he reccomends hires and promotions as part of his managerial job).

He’s actually up for a promotion. It’s been almost 5 weeks, and the TEN people that are up for the promotion STILL don’t know who’s been chosen!

Post # 4
4433 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@worldtraveler:  you must have noooo idea how many times employees make mistakes on manual time/expense sheets! 

You are definitely over-thinking.  The cash advance reminder is account recievables issue, they should have reminded you.

Don’t worry! 🙂

Post # 5
4314 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mistakes — if they cause extra work for other people — can hurt you.  I am not going to lie to you about that. 

On the bright side, hiring is saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalow.  They give you a range which is not really dependable because they may be scheduling other candidates for interviews.  I would give it at least 2 weeks after each interview.  If you do not hear anything after that, you can try sending a follow up email.  Good luck!

Post # 7
4314 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@worldtraveler:  It sounds like you already did the right thing.  You owned up to the mistakes and corrected them.  I started off as an admin asst as a temp at a big company.  I had temped for months.  My boss was extremely picky.  Well, he was being impossible about his flights, and I finally found one through expedia that would work.  He gets to his destination just fine.  Well, on his way back, the chick at the counter told him to come back in a MONTH.  Yeah, I picked the wrong day on the friggin calendar, and he was due to have dinner with his kids that night.  He took a flight to a city 4 hours away & got a rental car to drive the rest of the way.  HE GOT IN AN ACCIDENT IN THE RENTAL CAR.

I thought, for sure, I was a goner.  All I could do was apologize profusely and own up to what happened and move forward being very cognizant of the details of what he was asking and what I was doing.

He ended up hiring me, and I enjoyed 7 successful years at that company.

Write your thank-you letters & wait patiently.  If you want to ask about the extra work, I don’t see that as a problem.  You could just shoot a note that you were excited about the project and looking forward to working on it & wondering when it will begin.

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