Should I stay or should I go?
May 26, 2008 6:46 PM Subscribe
JobFilter: My boss gets busier every day; I still report to him but expecting guidance/supervision/mentoring has become a joke due to his insane workload. Should I move to another department?
posted by I_Love_Bananas to Work & Money (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
He got a great promotion last year and got me one too. Soon, our company caught the eye of a larger firm and now we're being acquired.
Moving to another department is on my mind because if I stay, I can't see him having enough time to supervise me adequately OR give me the career guidance I want/need. I do OK working on my own but I don't prefer it. I want a boss that is more aware of my activities than a 2-line summary every couple of weeks or when his schedule allows.
He's a great guy and loaded with integrity. I've worked for him for 4 years and he's been hands-down the best boss I've ever had. This is actually part of the problem- everyone wants him on "their team" because his insight and savvy are so on the money; this leads to the overwork and loaded schedule, to the Nth degree now with all the changes.
I'm doing great work too- learning a ton on my own and branching out into areas that a year ago I had no knowledge of at all. I want to continue to learn and grow, but he just doesn't have time to focus on me in all the upheaval relating to the acquisition.
To force myself into face time seems selfish and silly- I can see for myself just how many crucial issues are on his plate and how many other major executives can barely get on his radar. He must think I can handle being out there on my own but at times I'm floundering. I certainly don't want to diminish myself in his eyes or come across as a needy whiner, but I need more. Arrggghh!