To ask or not to ask?
August 21, 2014 4:53 AM Subscribe
I am in month 5 of a 6 months probationary period in my new job. Six months probation is standard in any new job in my country. If everything is going smoothly is it assumed that I am staying?
posted by sabina_r to Human Relations (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have moved across states for this job and to be on the safe side, I signed my apartment lease for 6 months only due to probation period and wanting to be 100%. Now that time is nearly up. I want to be more settled and sign a longer lease and bring more of my stuff over. But what if I don't make it past probation?
I think that I am doing well. I only get positive feedback. However, this is also the most back stabbing and two faced enviroment that I have ever been in. I am progressing and being increasingly involved in more long term projects and have even started one of my own. They always talk to me as if they see me there in long term future. While I do have low confidence and some insecurity issues, I am also not sure of much around here. The ground keeps shifting in the term of team dynamics constantly.
They are also always late with any paperwork so one of my collegues only got a singed 6 months probationary pass 8 months in. I was thinking of asking one of my bosses if I am staying past 6 months. Except...the question almost seems crazy due to long term plans. Also I am not keen to advertise my low confidence. Plus, even if I get a verbal yes, they may change their mind and it's not sure until the paperwork gets signed.
I need some advice. Would you ask or will I only instill seeds of doubt in their minds by merely asking?