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Help me help them!

I'm an assistant manager now. I want to be a manager, and there will be job openings in a month or so. What can I do to increase my chances of getting promoted? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Jul 26, 2014 - 10 answers

I will go down with this ship

How does an insecure person become a good manager? Is it possible? - [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on May 28, 2014 - 15 answers

Promoted

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. [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on May 19, 2014 - 38 answers

What's my Job Title?

Currently, I'm the "Office Manager" for a large, family-run restaurant that employes 170+ people. I am in charge of Design (internal/external, web, print, etc - this is actually what I have my degree in), limited PR (we have an external firm that I liaise with, I do all social media and PR asset management), Bookkeeping/Payroll/Accounts Payable, Limited HR (onboarding new employees, helping to create and maintain training materials, but no hiring/firing/discipline), IT/Tech Support, Project Management, Answering Phones/Reservations, etc etc... oh, and managing the actual office, too (ordering supplies, filing, printing menus, fixing the copier, what-have-you). I need a better job title. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2014 - 9 answers

How to I navigate this open-ended offer to expand my (entry level) job?

How to I navigate this open-ended offer to expand my (entry level) job? And which tasks would be appropriate. [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Aug 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Received promotion with disappointing pay raise. Should I ask for more?

Just received a long-awaited promotion. However, the accompanying pay raise was a massive disappointment, and now I'm strongly considering looking for a new job. Is it worth it to ask for more money? If not, should I stay at my current company or find a new job? [more inside]
posted by apostate street preacher on Jul 15, 2013 - 17 answers

Above my pay grade

I will probably shortly be expected to take over the work of my immediate superior without receiving a bump in pay or title. Please help me negotiate for a promotion! [more inside]
posted by neilb449 on Feb 16, 2013 - 10 answers

Civilian Review Committees for Federal Employee Decisions

How does the idea of a civilian review board for previewing the firing and disciplinary actions of federal managers against civilian employees sound? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Sep 7, 2012 - 7 answers

calling all HR/recruiters...resume update?

I've recently (yesterday) been promoted to a new position at work. I have been actively applying for jobs for some time now. As I continue my search, should I alter and update my resume to reflect the new impressive job title? Or will the recentness of the promotion look odd to recruiters and HR? [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome on Aug 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Please help me with my first salary negotiation.

I am preparing to negotiate my salary for the first time. What strategy should I take? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Promotion potential?

How do I figure out who is getting a promotion at work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2012 - 5 answers

So....can I have a shiny new job?

How do I ask for a promotion? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on May 7, 2012 - 6 answers

My career is growing in ways I'm not sure I asked for, but maybe that's a good thing?

I have been with Company for 4 years. As my career has grown, everything about my workday has changed dramatically. I feel that most of the changes are positive. However, some of the things that made my original job a great fit for me are gone. Can you share any insights, suggestions, tools, exercises, or books to make this career growth work for me? [more inside]
posted by calcetinporfavor on Mar 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Two career paths diverged in a company, and I -

I’m seeking new opportunities at my company, and two very different departments have expressed interest. Neither department knows I’m talking to the other. Need some advice on navigating this… [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Graduate School or Possible Promotion?

Graduate school versus possible promotion? [more inside]
posted by Rinoia on Jan 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Wanted: Minions (Equal Opportunity Employer!)

Human Resources Voodoo: How does one land a supervisory position without ever having really supervised anyone? [more inside]
posted by jph on Jan 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Fighting for salary re-negotiations

I've been learning new skills at my company that are far outside of my current job description. I've long ago realized that there's going to be a need for someone to take on these responsibilities beyond the one person we have now. And the time seems to be approaching! Please help me work through this and nail the salary re-negotiations. [more inside]
posted by Tequila Mockingbird on Nov 30, 2011 - 13 answers

DC Management Training Resources?

Where in DC can I find good training course series about managing a department within a non-profit? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Sep 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Need help dealing with recent promotion

I'm awful at delegating, and need some help - looking for suggestions of books, training classes, mentors in the Boston area, or anything that might help. [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on Mar 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Is having a full-time job while attending college a good thing?

Hired in 2 years ago as part-time help, promoted to key-holder, and now offered to opportunity to go higher up. Is a job promotion and the increased pay that comes with it worth delaying the amount of time it takes to complete post-secondary education? Really making money and going to school, are they compatible/desirable? How would taking a salaried job affect financial aid available to me? [more inside]
posted by Giggilituffin on Jan 23, 2011 - 17 answers

Blessed or cursed?

I've been offered a promotion, yay! But would taking it be a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by socksister on Jan 5, 2011 - 16 answers

Can people really be friends at work - disillusioned here.

Should I talk to my new superior “B” (also my friend who this question is about) about what I’ve found out about her clandestine strategic maneuvering? I’ve done nothing so far, but I’d love to query the hive mind for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by lonemantis on Oct 12, 2010 - 35 answers

How does self-promotion actually work?

What exactly are the mechanics of self-promotion? [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall on Sep 23, 2010 - 26 answers

Can I still be a friend? Maybe a different kind of friend?

Help me deal with transitioning from peer to authority figure. [more inside]
posted by bookmammal on Aug 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Need help deciding whether to take a position with professional and personal complications.

Need help deciding whether to take a position with professional and personal complications. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me with this report

Boss Left + (My Strategy Plan*Your Help) = Promotion [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Dec 14, 2009 - 7 answers

I'd like to give my year notice, please.

My employer is impressed enough with my work that they want to promote me into a position which would ordinarily make for a great career move. I, however, am planning on leaving in a little over a year to earn a degree in a completely different field, and thus have no interest in the job (for reasons explained after the jump.) How do I diplomatically tell them no without jeopardizing my current position, and how much, if any, of my future plans do I mention to them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 - 16 answers

They got a rise out of me, but I wanted a raise.

Recently, my boss promised me a performance bonus that he did not make good on. I need help with how to both deal with and get over this tricky bonus/work situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2009 - 11 answers

When’s the best time to ask for a raise?

There have been a lot of shakeups at my work lately, and now they seem to be working themselves out, leaving me with more responsibility. No word yet on more compensation or a title change, so when should I ask for it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2009 - 3 answers

That was... unexpected.

I got promoted with a raise less than six weeks into the job. I need to know what else to expect, aside from having the standards raised way up. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2009 - 8 answers

It's not what you know, it's...

How do I go about inquiring about working for a company who's Director of Communications is on the executive board of the non-profit I currently work for? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Apr 16, 2009 - 2 answers

How do I politely decline this "promotion"?

How do I politely decline this "promotion"? [more inside]
posted by haplesschild on Apr 2, 2009 - 19 answers

Grandiose Self Promotion?

Grandiose Self Promotion. Is that the way to get ahead in the long term? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Dec 7, 2008 - 29 answers

Ask now or ask later?

I'm expecting a promotion soon. I want to move to a better office. Should I ask to move now, or wait until my review? [more inside]
posted by acridrabbit on Mar 18, 2008 - 7 answers

I just got a promotion! Now where's my fat paycheck?

Should I be happy with my promotion, or am I getting screwed over? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2008 - 14 answers

Another "how to get a raise" question.. with a twist!

I applied for a promotion that I did not get, but my company still wants to keep me in that position's "training program," which has the same responsibilities as the position, but without the pay raise. [more inside]
posted by srrh on Aug 6, 2007 - 21 answers

Should I ask for a promotion?

My boss may be promoting me. Or not. Or he may be waiting for me to ask for it. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by gaiamark on Jul 13, 2007 - 22 answers

How do I convince my boss it's worth it to promote me?

What do I do when I've applied for a promotion at work, but my boss doesn't want to give me that position because I'm "the best" at the job I currently do? [more inside]
posted by Verdandi on Jan 8, 2007 - 21 answers

Take this interview and....

I'm up for a promotion at work, but my boss has already told me that I probably won't get it. She still wants me to go through the interview process because it'll be 'good experience'. Should I? [more inside]
posted by aristan on Apr 25, 2006 - 24 answers

Dr. Sexy and Mrs. Hyde

How can I make my wife dress 'attractively/sexier' at work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2006 - 57 answers

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