Hurry up and promote me already!
March 4, 2012 8:56 AM Subscribe
I have the opportunity (passed the first interview) for a super-dream job. My current boss is leaving at the end of this week. He wants to cross-train me on his duties but doesn't want to bother if I am just going to be taking off too. Is there any way I can expedite this process without ruining my chances at the new job?
posted by agress to Work & Money (9 answers total)
I came to my large company 4 years ago, with the intent of ending up with a job like the one I now have the opportunity to get. My current job is okay but not something I want to do forever. I really like my boss but also like the guy I would be working for in the new position. I am also familiar with many of my potential new teammates and would be happy to work with them as well. I believe I am an excellent match for the new job.
My current boss is leaving for another position in the company at the end of this week and we are of course all sad to see him go, but happy for him. I actually applied for this other job prior to finding out that he was leaving, so this is coincidental that we may be leaving at around the same time.
Current boss wants to cross-train me on some of his duties before he goes. But he doesn't want to waste his time doing it if I'm leaving as well, because then either he or I will just have to train someone else. This is totally understandable.
Now would be an excellent time for me to move on to a new position. I am dying to try to contact potential new boss and let him know about how I ideally need to know by the end of this week about next steps (another interview, getting ruled out, or maybe a job offer haha), but I can't think of any way to do this without instantly getting ruled out. Maybe that's just my self-esteem issues talking.
What do you recommend, hivemind?