Punished for not taking a promotion?
July 9, 2011 6:33 PM Subscribe
I was offered a promotion, but declined it. Now I think I'm being retaliated against. Is this illegal?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
YANML, but my situation is as follows:
I was offered a promotion at work that would ultimately pay less than my current job due to a number of bonus factors and increased driving times. I am currently an assistant manager; they were offering me a manager position. When I declined due to these costs, my district manager was furious with me - she said I made a "bad decision" and that I should take the lower pay to further my career. She told me that "things are going to change". My store manager and I run the most profitable location in this district.
Within an hour, I was told that I am going to be transferred to work for a different store manager, much to the chagrin of my current manager. The new location is further away from my house and happens to be working for a toxic manager with whom I've had a slightly cold relationship.
My current manager and I have the most successful retail store in the district - separating us will only hurt my current location and does not seem to make business sense to me. Ostensibly, this was so my current manager can train employees to become future managers. But this smacks of retaliation to me.
- Am I blowing this up in my mind, or is this truly retaliation?
- If it is indeed retaliation, is this legal? (I live in Arizona, if it matters)
- What can I do about it, aside from leaving? (There's no way I can afford to leave at this point).
Thanks in advance for your help!