I've been working for this company for three years and due to recent restructure my manager has decided to leave and I have been offered the opportunity to take over his role once he leaves.
So my question is should I be chasing him to provide me with a handover, i.e. show and explain the different aspects of his role and request training. Or should he be taking the time to show and provide me with as much information, training and insight to successfully undertake this role.
I sent him an email to request a sit to discuss this role, with the main objective that I get to know all about the different aspects of the role and to devise a plan to ensure the transition goes as smoothly as possible but this is the response I got....
I’m not keen to explain my role that way.
Effort should come from you and you should drafting first what you think would be your role.
Sorry, I won’t make the job for you.
Hence, we won’t have meeting tomorrow but better next week same day, same time with your draft.
How do I respond to something like this? Correct me if I'm wrong or being completely stupid but isn't drafting something to what I think my role should be, basically the job description given to me when I was offered this role?