Same job, different country
March 19, 2011 9:45 PM Subscribe
Help me plan a talk with my boss about furthering my career, as well as moving on in my life. I've already arranged a chat with my boss this coming week, but I'm not sure how to attack this without potentially ruining my future with the company.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My motivation for this is that I've watched the last three years of employment pass by, and beyond my job, my life has gone nowhere.
Thanks to a motivational speaker we had visit at work, I have crystallised the things that are important to me, and what my goals in life are. The one goal that I cannot stop thinking about is to make a major geographical move. I'm currently still living in the same town I grew up in, and this is, at least in my mind, synonymous with failure. Friends have moved on, and the only thing keeping me here is my job.
I really want to stay with the same company, and feel I could maybe be using the specialist knowledge that I've built up to do something more important. However, I don't believe there's any scope for this in the office I work in, the only position higher than mine in my department is my line manager's, and there's nothing else in the same office I would want to move on to.
The company does however also have offices in several major cities around the world, a few of which I would seriously consider moving to, but I really don't know if there's any kind of opportunity to make a move. I feel like the structure of the company could make this restrictive.
Furthering my career is the least I want to achieve from this, but my heart tells me I need to move to be happy.
How can I convey this without sounding like I'm making a threat to move if this doesn't happen? This may be an option if I get nowhere this way, but I don't want to jeopardise what I have.
If you were my boss and I essentially told you the above, how would you react? Assuming that you would probably have to hire and train at least one new member of staff to replace me (not to sound big headed).