Im in a strange situation where my line manager has been furloughed and as a result im temporarily being put under someone else in the department who I know, have worked with before and respect. And I really like the direction my temporary one is going.
I have been thinking for a while about changing anyway as I don't feel my main line manager is giving me the career support I crave. This is for a mixture of reasons, distance, disciplines, I feel like I get nowhere and he has his own LM issues of his own. So far my temporary one has given me alot of support, structure and a path to get to where I want to in a fairly short space and I'd very much like to see where this goes. Which I do have 3 weeks minimum until my actual manager is back.
My worry is I don't want my current (furloughed) manager to take this personally, its just a different style that my temp one provides I feel is working for me and I value him as a friend as well as a boss. I appreciate everything he has done for me thus far, he is generally a great mentor and helps me with any small problems/anxieties I may have. But in terms of career I don't think I have progressed very far under him since joining the business and I don't really have alot of confidence in him where as I feel I can/do with my temporary one.
My questions are:
Has anyone ever had this before and how did you handle it?
How did you structure the conversations to approach all parties involved?