(Closed) Promotion For Fiance When Planning To Leave In 8 Months? What To Do?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Cappugcino:  He should accept the promotion and keep his mouth shut about your plans to leave. It will look great on his resume and he should not waste a single second feeling guilty. People move on all the time in their professional lives. He will get great experience and a nice boost to his resume and they will surely find someone new once he leaves. You should always look out for number 1 when it comes to work and your career.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Cappugcino:  I think he should take the promotion. It may also help him get a new job when you guys move. If you were moving in 1 or 2 months I would say don’t do it… but 6-8 months is just fine! Also, if they are expanding, you never know if they could expand to where you’re planning to move to. Especially if he’s miserable in his current job, I’d want to get out of there! I wouldn’t be able to work over a month in a place that made me miserable… so take it! Plus, what if something happens & you don’t move? Not sure the reasons of your move but what if you were offered an amazing position where you are & you guys stayed?

ETA: Don’t mention moving to his job!! Just sit tight on that until the time comes for him to give his notice!

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

He should take the promotion, and definitely not mention the future move. Later on down the line when it comes time to move he can act like the move came as a surprise. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Cappugcino:  I would accept the promotion and just give a 2 or maybe 4 week notice once its time to go. His friend who is pushing for the promotion will understand, its not like he would be quitting for no good reason.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Companies are not loyal to their employees (generally speaking). They don’t think twice about layoffs to cut costs, etc. I say take the promotion, it will help him in the future, and he has almost a year of service to give the company in the new position. There’s nothing to feel guilty about. Life moves on, plans change.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

He should take it and keep his mouth closed about moving.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Cappugcino:  He definitely should accept the promotion, he deserves it! Don’t say anything about having plans to leave, unexpected things arise all the time, the move can be one of them. Good luck!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Cappugcino:  I understand, he probably feels like he’s keeping a secret. Maybe also sad that he’s moving away from his friend & doesn’t want to let him down. However, people do leave jobs for many reasons. Family emergencies, better job offers, etc. Those things are usually unexpected – since he knows so far in advance he may feel like he’s being sneaky. However he’s not. If you were leaving within the next 2 months, I think that would be sneaky. However, he needs to look out for the both of you. I know places where the bosses were planning on firing someone but they needed them through a certain date & then fired them after that. I know places where they loved their employees but couldn’t afford them, so had to let them go. & I know people who gave their month notice & they were let go almost immediately after – which really hurt them financially. Companies do what is best for the company.

 

Whether he takes the position or not, he still isn’t going to tell them he’s moving, there really is no difference there. He will still likely give the same amount of notice. Also, what if his boss can tell he’s not happy – usually unhappy workers aren’t very productive – & fires him? His boss is going to do what is best for the company.

 

@crayfish:  +1

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

He should take the promotion and not say anything about moving. I don’t see what he would feel guilty about. That’s the way the world works, and it’s not like he’d be leaving a week later.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had a co-worker who knew he was moving when he was hired!

It wasn’t too big a deal. He was the best 8 month “temp” ever!

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