May 19, 2014 5:32 AM Subscribe
I recently accepted a promotion. Awesome. The problem is, my old boss has subsequently put a moratorium on people leaving my current department for 3 months. We are desperately short on resources, so I am sympathetic to his predicament, but at the same time, I am very bothered by a few things: 1) Since I accepted the offer, he has piled more work on my plate that he expects me to finish regardless of how long it takes. This would include projects that spill over the 3 month moratorium. 2) I spoke to him about applying for this new position before he announced this policy and he never mentioned a thing. He always mentioned we would do a 'transition plan', which if you read point 1, doesn't sound like any type of transition plan. He announced this policy 1 day after I was extended an offer. 3) The promotion is a $15k jump in compensation. I will be seeing none of that for 3 months because of this policy.
posted by jasondigitized to Work & Money (38 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My new boss is not happy but she realizes the politics here. My old boss has a lot of sway. He is known as a robot / sociopath within the organization but does get results.
I guess my question is how to best handle this situation. I really don't want to go to HR on this, but I did speak to the HR big cheese off the record who said this sounded very unfair. Is this even legal? I'm in Texas if it matters. I guess I am trying to figure out how to get through this without making some career limiting statements / moves. Help me remain professional while not getting entirely screwed over. Should I just leave it alone and suck it up?