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What To Do When You Lose Out On A Promotion - Ask A Manager

They opened up a new support position last week... I'm going for it again. Yuppers. Old Boss seems to think it's too early, but this time I have more ammo for the potential interview, so I have good hope. However, the point of this comment is that even if I don't get it... it's just like with any job.

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Am I A Back-up Candidate? - Ask A Manager

I am curious to know what the message is to back-up candidates while a the company is waiting for someone to respond to a job offer. I was told that a decision would be made late last week, and I recently received an update that it will be another week and a ...

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Where's The Promotion I Was Promised Months Ago? - Ask A ...

Even after getting the promotion I was promised, year after year of this beat my morale into non-existence. What's the point of being a super star when other people can put in minimal effort, blame others for their mistakes, and have the same outcome. It's absolutely soul crushing.

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I'm Getting Great Feedback But Can't Get More Responsibility

After 4 years at my old job, I started bucking for more responsibilities, promotion, and raise until it became obvious I wasn't got to get it and left. OP * April 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm. OP. Thank you for the advice! I'm very much looking forward to seeing what readers have to say. I'm a little hesitant to address it directly just yet, but I ...

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All Your Questions About Negotiating Salary, Answered ...

Negotiating salary for a new job can be complicated and stressful. How do you know how much to ask for? What if you ask for too much and the employer pulls the offer? When do you even bring it up and what do you say? Here are answers to these and more common questions about how to negotiate salary ...

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Coworkers Are Having An Affair And One Might Get Promoted ...

But now, Jamie's up for a promotion that would make Jamie a C-level exec and Chris's boss. I don't work directly with either of them, but this seems like a terrible idea. It would technically put Chris's spouse in Jamie's reporting line. We're also a large employer in a small town.

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Coworkers Are Joking That I Got My Promotion By Sleeping ...

1. My coworkers are joking that I got my promotion by sleeping with my boss. I have been working in a French start-up for the past six months. Most of the employees here are 20-30 years old, and the atmosphere is relaxed and informal. I have always ...

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End Your Doubts About Cover Letters, All Ye Who Enter Here ...

Turanga Leela * July 24, 2015 at 1:27 pm. I love when people write good cover letters. We hire for very specific niche work, as in we exclusively handle cases about teapot spouts, and we really want to hire people who are passionate about teapot spouts. I can''t tell you how many letters I get that say "I have extensive experience with teapot handles and bases," and clearly haven''t been ...

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I Feel Insulted By My Raise -- And I Let My Boss Know It ...

I would argue that the company would have been better off giving the OP the raise via payroll but in the performance review mentioning that they are unable to give her a raise at this time for XYZ reason. ... I''ve already gotten a 10% raise for this promotion. ... He could have gotten another 50 cents an hour but he didn''t like being told ...

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How Much Should You Ask For When You Ask For A Raise ...

If they can replace you for less than you''re asking, or you won''t be able to get it elsewhere for the same position you''re asking too much. sdottie * August 14, 2012 at 9:38 pm I''m planning to ask for a raise at my 6-month mark, but I''m not sure how to start the conversation.

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Everything You Need To Know About Time Off When You Start ...

I also work in a position where I have to be physically present to do my job, so even though we can take off pretty much whenever if we''re sick, I wouldn''t take a personal day because I can''t just have someone cover my work easily. They just don''t understand that while of course I can take a day off ...

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Where''s The Raise I Was Promised Months Ago? - Ask A Manager

Your situation reminds of another Ask A Manager letter - where was my raise and promotion promised 3 years ago. It seems like you are a hard worker and not being compensated accordingly to the market rates. I understand that other factors come into play - you enjoy your job, people around you etc, but it seems to me this would be a good ...

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Where Is My Promised Raise? - Ask A Manager

If you aren't offered the raise/promotion in writing I would send an email referencing the details so you have a trail of the specifics and their agreement. I would also do all follow ups about the delay in the raise in writing as it will make it easier to prove retro pay is owed. I know it's a common problem - but that baffles me.

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The Ask A Manager Guide To Asking For A Raise

I'm surprised you got a 15% raise and are not at market rate! That is really disheartening. I ended up accepting a job at a different company for a 15% raise when my boss said no to a promotion this year. Good luck to you, and definitely take notes and plan now. I hope you get the outcome you are looking for!

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Refusing More Work Unless You Get A Raise Or Promotion ...

However - and this is important - you can and should say things like, "I can do X, Y, and Z in 40 hours a week" (or 45, or whatever the norm is in your industry, recognizing that in many fields it's more than 40), "which means that A, B, and C will be on the back burner until I have time to get to them, which may not be for a while."

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Where's The Line Between Necessary Self-promotion And ...

My question is a little woolly, but one I was hoping you could shed some light on: In cover letters, where is the line between necessary self-promotion and overconfidence? I'm looking for jobs right now as a soon-to-be-graduate, and I'm finding it really hard to hit the right note to convince a ...

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I'm Afraid I'm About To Be Offered A Job I Won't Be Good ...

Now, I'm scared that if they offer me the job it will be to do a bunch of things I cannot do. Though they are aware of my shortcomings, I'm willing to learn and do pick up on things very quickly, but I don't want to disappoint after 30 days and have them find that I am not a fit.

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I'm Competing For A Promotion Against A Coworker Who ...

I work as a junior lab technician in a hospital. After a management reshuffle in 2016, one of our three mid-level technician posts were empty, and external recruitment was unsuccessful. In 2017, my boss created a temporary feeder post. His intention was for one of the two junior technicians, me or ...

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When An Employee Pushes For A Promotion But Isn't Ready ...

When you have a staff member who's pushing harder for promotion - or even just for bigger projects or responsibilities - and you're convinced they're not ready, how can you manage the situation without demotivating them? The risk here, of course, is that people in this situation can end up ...

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Denied A Promotion - Ask A Manager

denied a promotion. by Alison Green on January 27, 2008. A reader writes: I starting working at my present company about 1.5 years ago. Before working here, I was doing recruiting for about 2 years at an agency. I came into my current company as an assistant to the recruitment team because I was told I didn't have enough experience as a ...

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New Year's Free-for-all - December 31, 2017 - January 1 ...

{803 commentsa€ read them below } Augusta Sugarbean * December 31, 2017 at 8:08 pm. Happy New Year everyone. May we all get what we want and need, whether it be a new job, bosses who keep their affairs out of the office, no fish in the microwave or a fish friendly workplace, or dogs/no dogs allowed as appropriate.

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How To Respond When Coworkers Talk About God, Company Sent ...

What is the best way to respond when coworkers talk about God? I have a couple of colleagues who will say things like, "I just pray on it and leave it all up to God, you know?" I'm a pretty agreeable person, so I'm usually nodding along with all of this. Plus, I genuinely understand their ...

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Open Thread - February 1-2, 2019 - Ask A Manager

It's the Friday open thread! The comment section on this post is open for discussion with other readers on anything work-related that you want to talk about. If you want an answer from me, emailing me is still your best bet*, but this is a chance to talk to other readers. * If you submitted a ...

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New Employer Wants Me To Give Notice Before I've Passed ...

I received a great job offer, contingent upon passing a background/credit check/drug test. I was told that the background check takes up to 10 business days (they use lexis-nexis). I have been upfront with my background (nothing major) and credit past to both my hiring manager and HR. I a€

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Employer Asked For A Credit Check And Drug Test After I'd ...

After being laid off, I interviewed for and accepted a new position with a company in my industry. On the initial application, it said that I may be subject to a background check, credit check, and drug test. When I accepted the position after my references were a€

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I Hate My Promotion And Want My Old Job Back, Horrid ...

1. I hate my promotion - can I ask to have my old job back? I have been with my current company for almost three years now, my first position out of college. The first two years, I was in another department. I really enjoyed my time there. I had a great reputation for being a hard worker. Every ...

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I'm Afraid That I Don't Deserve My Promotion - Ask A Manager

On top of my own impostor syndrome rearing up, I'm faced with people who will legitimately not believe I am suited for the job, who I'll then be tasked with managing. A promotion is a promotion, and it would be great for me, but I already feel like I don't "deserve" the role, and that I'm a€

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Weekend Free-for-all - November 30 - December 1, 2019 ...

This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you'd like to have with other readers, by popular demand.(This one is truly no work and no school.) Book recommendation of the week: Know My Name, by Chanel Miller.This is by the woman who was assaulted by Brock Turner, and she's an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person.

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Housekeeping Items - Ask A Manager

housekeeping items. ... The cheesy "industry gossip" site that keeps spamming my and other blogs' comments section with the same self-promotional message over and over can suck it. 4. It is really cold and I'm being saved from frostbite only by burrowing under the softest flannel bedding known to man or woman. ... A lot of the questions ...

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Interviewer Asked About My Politics, Showing Reliability ...

Even if they're not getting a promotion, their job duties are changing which means they're not exactly a peer. ... I'm a northern california native, and it is a basic part of white norcal dna to assume that anyone to the east of tahoe is a boogety boogety racist. Nevermind the intense segregation that happens in the bay area. It's part ...

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Turning Down An Internal Promotion, Is This Company ...

It's five answers to five questions. Here we goa€ 1. Turning down an internal promotion. I have been with my company four years exactly. I am a senior admin to a VP and director supporting 40 people involved in more than the traditional admin duties.

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The Average Salary Increase Is Pretty Low - Ask A Manager

The average salary increase for 2011 was 2.8%. So if you earn $40,000 (the average income in the U.S.), that's a raise of $1,120. But you're not average, of course, so what do you get? Top performers had a barely different median increase: 3.1%. I mention this here largely because I think most ...

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I Promoted One Employee And Now Her Former Peer Is Unhappy ...

So everytime multiple good internal candidates apply for a job I need to offer equal rewards to all of them? ... I know Joey suggested explaining that your employee that didn't get a promotion was a valued member of the "team" but I'm not sure how you're going to a€

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We Made A Job Offer Contingent On References -- And The ...

We made the offer contingent on references because one of his references was his current employer and he didn't want us to approach them until he'd handed in his notice. We have now had references back and the one from his current employer was really worrying, which has made us think that he is definitely not the person for the job.

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Rejected For An Internal Promotion - Ask A Manager

rejected for an internal promotion. by Alison Green on September 14, 2010. A reader writes: I am an aspiring manager in the organization I work for. I have been there for three years and have repeatedly acted as the deputy manager within my section (my boss was on the verge of retirement, so was out a lot) and have handled some very stressful ...

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What To Do When You're Turned Down For A Promotion - Ask A ...

If you applied for a promotion and got turned down, you're probably feeling pretty rejected. Being passed over for a job never feels great, but it can be a particularly bitter pill when you're turned down by people who you see every day and who know your work well. But a "no" or a "not ...

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Managing An Employee Who Was Passed Over For Your Role ...

There are lots of posts online about "how to deal with being passed over." I am looking for perspective from the other side of the coin. I was awarded a GM role and have to work with someone who was passed over for my role. What is the best way to deal with this person? I am an outsider to the ...

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Weekend Free-for-all - November 25-26, 2017 - Ask A Manager

{1,086 commentsa€ read them below } Fiennes * November 25, 2017 at 10:06 am. Any tips on gift-giving for a significant other whose financial situation is currently precarious? My partner just got a job after a long period of unemployment (yay!), but his "fun money" kitty is extremely low, I know.

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Sunday Free-for-all - Ask A Manager

If you want a "number" to follow, I would measure inches of your waist or neck or arm. I also like the idea of a "Progress Dress": you try on some piece of clothing (dress works well since it has to fit both your upper and lower body) periodically and observe how it fits.

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Can I Ask My Employees To Be Nicer? - Ask A Manager

tigerlily * January 22, ... However, for all that I said, the OP doesn't have to tolerate employee(s) who are undermining her or making the depts.' goal purposely difficult to reach forever. She should take note of the quantifiable undermining behavior and take disciplinary action. ... I don't discount she feels like they're being cold ...

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Is My Employee Trying To Sabotage Me? - Ask A Manager

If the employee runs out of things to say, they'll sit there in silence until either employee or manager thinks of something else they want to say. ... when two of her regulars came in to buy something when she was on vacation and complained that I wasn't giving them a discount. tigerlily * December 12, 2017 at 1:42 pm.

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My Job Offer Was Revoked Before I Started -- And After I ...

That is awful! I was offered an overseas job a few years back via a placement agency, spoke with the overseas host, and received an email confirming the job offer, start date and training outline on a Wednesday and by Monday received an email from the placement agency that the offer had been revoked and my replacement had been found!

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