Office Politics for Dummies
February 12, 2010 6:49 PM Subscribe
How do I play the "social game" at work? I was told I needed to do this the last time I was turned down for promotion.
posted by dissolvedgirl22 to work & money (52 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Details: I work as an inbound customer service phone rep. I've been at this job about 7 months. I rock my job: my stats are way above average, my attendance is perfect, my immediate supervisor and teammates respect me. I have applied for every reasonable promotion that's come available, including admin assistant, supervisor, and quality assurance. In my last post-rejection "feedback" session, the gentleman seemed to be trying to explain to me that doing your job well and being inquisitive can sometimes be a detriment to advancement, especially if you are not favored by the correct people. This does seem to be evidenced by some who have "made it."
Is there any way I can make myself more "popular" without losing my integrity? Alternatively, are there other lines of work that don't require grand career ambition but will still land me in the range of, say $30k? Nothing physical, though, as my ankle injury is going to limit me for a few more years.