I’ve been with this great company for a while now and have been very happy and successful. Everybody is always telling me how great my numbers look since I’m in sales and I’m bringing in a ton of business with lots of happy clients. My numbers are always through the roof and everyone is always commending me at our monthly meetings. Recently, somebody in the company got promoted leaving the next position available for me. I was told several times by my supervisor that the position was guaranteed to me. I was very excited. He said that the same position was open in a further location that I could also apply for and that they would prefer me for. I told him I would consider it but then I made it known I want to stay where I am.
Now my supervisor’s boss, the manager, has said I will not be considered for my current location and will only be considered for the further location for a promotion( this would be an extra 1.5hr commute). I feel that since the position is open that as an internal candidate I should be at the very least considered. I would like some advice on how to proceed with this. I feel very undervalued and wronged because I was originally told this was my choice of what location to go to and I was told the position was guaranteed to me. How should I proceed to get the promotion I want in the location I want?