This blog is basically just a collection of my "random thoughts". I must warn you, though. I have been told that "I write like I talk", so if you don't understand what you are reading... chances are, if you met me... I wouldn't make much sense to you! Feel free to comment if you care to. Or not. I'm good either way!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

What would YOU do?

What would you do if you applied for a different position, which pays higher, doing the same thing you are doing now. The job requires working more days during the week at the same company you work for now. You were then told by your boss that her/his "gut" feeling was that.... you and the partner that you would be working with, "wouldn't be a good match." ????

You tried asking your boss WHY she/he felt this way, but your boss could not give you an answer. It was just how they "felt".

You are also told that you would be better suited in the same position that you are in now, but with a "weaker" co-worker instead, because you are such a "strong" worker.

How would you feel???

How would you react???

What would you do???

12 comments:

  1. Wow....that's a hard one. I would not be happy but would wonder about the new 'partner' and if you thought you could work with them?

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  2. Good point, Linda. The "partner" does seem like an easy person to work with, tho.

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  3. Does this mean that the partner you would be working with is also a strong worker, and the two of you would possibly butt heads? If your partner were much weaker than you, how would the work duties be divided-and would you be over the partner who is weaker, whereas, with a strong partner (once again), you may butt heads as to who is the stronger and should have more say? And I would wonder if the strong partner that I would possibly be working with, actually has objections to working with me and the boss is afraid to tell me so.

    So many questions, my friend...it would leave me confused. It's a lot to ponder. Think about all the angles. In a co-workership, even at the same work level, one will almost always be stronger so as to "kinda" run the show, where the weaker partner doesn't always mind, but it usually results in the strong worker doing all the work, and, or taking the rap for the weaker partner.

    ~I better shut up and go to bed. Will you keep us posted?

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  4. Hi Susan ~ Yes. There are a LOT of questions, none of which are getting any answers! You bring up a lot of good points. No. Doing most of the work for the lesser pay is not a good idea. I hope to find out more today. Thanks for your imput!

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  5. What I would do is ask for a second opinion if possible and for a very specific feedback. Explain that you cannot base your working decisions on feelings, this being unprofessional. If you see that there is no actual solution, then I would forget about it and concentrate on something else. Unfair though!

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  6. THANK YOU For understanding, Claudia! I did try to get a second opinion last night, but it did no good. My plan is to go back today with a list of questions and see if I can get answers. If not... then, I will have to move on. Thank you again for understanding! It IS totally unfair!

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  7. Becky for sure I can understand, this can be so frustrating! Keep your spirits up, you are so right!

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  8. It helps so much to know that someone understands! Thank you!!! I will keep you updated. ((HUGS))

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  9. If I were in your shoes, I would guess that the Boss has someone else in mind and simply does not want to admit it. Positions get pre-filled all the time. I firmly believe that the idea of open competition for a job with the best person winning is a complete myth. I would assume that the Boss does not wish to promote me within the company, for reasons he or she is not prepared to discuss. HR people write articles all the time telling people who did not get a desired promotion to sit down with the Boss and ask what they have to do in order to earn a promotion. If my Boss were unwilling to do this, or unwilling to be honest and straightforward during such a conversation, I would assume that my future with his company is limited, and that it is time to look for a new job with a new company. But that’s just me.

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  10. Hi Arby ~ I appreciate your comments very much. Today... I did just what you said. I tried to get straight answers from my boss and go nowhere. I have made the decision and will be writing my letter of resignation this afternoon and turning it in tomorrow. I don't want to work somewhere where I am obviously NOT wanted! - Thanks again, for your help!

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  11. Hi Becky. Sorry I'm late in commenting. That's really not a nice position to be in. I'm sure you really deserved to get the position that you were going for. There are obviously some politics going on here, which is not good. I see that you are actually going to resign tomorrow. Eeek!Your children will miss you very much, won't they? Will it be quite easy for you to get another post, do you think?? Don't do anything you might regret later on, BUT if you have definitely made your mind, then go for it and, yes, hand in that resignation letter. It will definitely be their loss. Sending (((Hugs))) to you dear friend.

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  12. Thank you, This ~ I agree with you. Politics is definitely playing a role in this! Yes. I will miss the kids VERY much! My last day will be a hard one, but I know for sure that I am doing the right thing for ME. I do believe that God has another preschool class out there waiting for me :) Thank you for the ((HUGS))!!

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