Why can't we be friends (errr fellow permanent employees)???
January 22, 2014 8:50 PM Subscribe
I'm in a position where I'm currently a "temp to hire" -- I have been looking for a new job because of the uncertainty in my company and have interviewed with a different company who is moving me to the next step of their hiring process and gave me a hire date. I don't want to leave the company I'm currently with but feel I may have to if I'm not offered a permanent position. How do I bring this up to my boss?
posted by camylanded to Work & Money (17 answers total)
I really enjoy my job -- not necessarily the work itself because sometimes it can be quite daunting and other times even boring, but I love the people I work with and I love that I am valued in my company and they are pretty lenient with me because of this.
But that said, the director of the division of our company (which is a conglomerate that owns many different kinds of divisions) has no idea what she is doing and is driving the business into the ground. We consistently have to work mandatory overtime, and sometimes, a ridiculous amount of it (16 hours to be exact) because she doesn't space out the work we're taking on and the timelines we have to meet for this work. They have begun putting barcodes on computers/tables/chairs, etc, which makes me think the company is inventorying what our building has. They've also began "giving" us employees in a different office in a different state that have had no training answering our clients phone calls. This hinders us more than helps since we have to clean up the mistakes they constantly make and I've began wondering if this other team may be taking over our division entirely but little is being said (this is of course as personal assumption).
I've been told several times over the past 2 months that I am "next in line" by all of my immediate supervisors to be hired on permanently. I have ADHD and other problems that need to be dealt with medically -- so I'm in need of the medical benefits. Since I'm a temp, I'm also paid less than the other permanent reps and one of these reps left last week for a better job which makes me think in my mind there should be a position open right now.
I need to bring this up to my boss -- both my concerns as well as my possible leaving, but I want my possible leaving to be leverage to get me hired on permanently. Are my suspicions correct, though? Will I ever be hired on permanently? I don't want to leave... I just want and deserve the benefits now that I've been with the company 6 months. I know many other reps are leaving which seems to me to be good as far as the possibility of permanence. How do I bring this up to my boss in a professional, non-whiny way? I've spoke to my immediate supervisor already and she said that I am favorited in my department and I'm not going to be canned for voicing concerns but she's also uncertain if any permanent positions are currently being offered.
I also wonder how to bring up hourly wages -- I know my supervisor is making 14/hour, our bilingual reps make 13/hr, I would like to make at least 12 given that I have 5 years in call center/customer support related experience. The other company is offering me 13/hour and immediate permanency.
Thanks for the advice in advance!