Post # 1
Probably a stupid question, but I ask because I’m in this situation. I’ve been working at a bank for a few months now, but have been applying for other positions, too. I’ve just seen a lot of favoritism, and have heard things said about me behind my back, that have pushed me into applying with other banks. I also applied for a full-time position with my company, who has always said they prefer to promote within, but it was given to someone who doesn’t work with the bank yet. So there is a federal credit union here that I have an interview with in a couple of weeks. The position is still part-time, but I would have more hours & a little bit more pay there. Plus they don’t have extended hours, so I wouldn’t work as late, or have to work on Sundays. I have time to think about it, but it’s hard to know whether I should stay with my job or go with the new one, if the opportunity is presented.
Have you been in this type of situation, bees? What did you do?
Post # 3
@roweboat: I think you should go for it! I wouldn’t want to work at a place where they talk about me behind my back. Plus better hours & more pay would be awesome! If they offered me that job, I’d take it without any regrets. And this is coming from someone who is very loyal to my employers… I turned down a good job because they wouldn’t let me give any notice to my current job (they wanted me to start in 2 days!). There were other reasons, but that was my main concern.
Post # 4
It sounds like a better opportunity as well as a potentially better work environment. Go for it.
Post # 5
@canthugallcats: There are a couple of really nice people where I work, but there are a couple that have been quite rude & scold me over things that other people do as well, but say nothing to other people.
@ThreeMeers: Thanks, I’m going to do my best with the interview and keep my fingers crossed!
Post # 6
@roweboat: Congrats on the interview!
It sounds like workplace culture is important to you. What it boils down to is, what is most important to you in a job? The people? The boss? Culture? Money? Ability to progress? Once you narrow that down, it will be easier to figure out which place is the best fit for you by asking the right questions in the interview. You are also interviewing THEM so take the time to really think about what you want to learn about the company. If it doesn’t feel right, it’s probably not the best move. Sometimes the grass isn’t greener on the other side. Trust your gut. Good luck!
Post # 7
I used to work at a bank and now I work at a credit union lol I also am a part time teller now but I am hoping to get a promotion within 6 months (and fairly confident I can, they promote within ALL. THE. TIME. & I have even applied to a full time position on the platform side even though I’ve only been with them a month & got encouraging words from my manager!)
I love the credit union! I loved my bank too and the reason I left wasn’t to work where I am now. I had about 10 months of no work just school in between but I am thrilled to have the opportunity to experience a credit union. I much prefer it! good luck to you on your interview!!
Post # 8
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Do it. I made a lateral move and although it was a bit awkward during the transition from the old company to the new one, I would do it again in a heartbeat. My mom has worked for banks for over 30 years and she has had to switch companies a few times in order to move up.
Post # 9
@cinnakim: My work environment is probably the most important to me, from my boss to my co-workers. I already enjoy the work itself, so no issues there. Thanks for the tips 🙂
@soontobemrsm11: I really feel like credit unions tend to be a little nicer than banks, and treat workers better as well. Promotion seems like a more likely possibility too because I would be at the main branch, and it’s several times the size of the bank I’m with now. Thanks for the response 🙂
@beachbride1216: Makes sense 🙂 Thanks for the tip!
Post # 10
I just had my interview this morning, and it went really well!! I was really nervous because the interview was with the branch manager, teller supervisor, and one of the HR ladies. But, it went really well. They said normally they would have called me back to take the written test, but they thought the interview went well, so they had me take it on the spot. 🙂 I won’t know anything for about 2 weeks, but I think it looks promising!
Post # 11
Definitely go for it! Sometimes lateral moves can save your sanity, which makes them totally worth it. Good luck!