I work at a big company, in a field which is in a high demand nowadays. However, this is my 2nd year working at this company and this is my first job in this field.
Our company has a very structured way to doing promotions once every 2 years, and soon the promotion decisions will take place. Problem is that I am 2 months short from working 2 years a a company, so my manager told me that it's likely that I won't get a promotion, which means that I will stay in the same position for another year. However, I know that exceptions can be made.
I will of course try my best to show that I am a good candidate for a promotion and will do my preparation. However, would it be a good idea to somehow hint to my manager that if I don't get a promotion I would get really disappointed and demotivated (which would be 100% truth)? Keep in mind this manager it not the one who is making the final decision, but he would likely communicate that to those who make a decision.
I definitely don't want to sound like I am threatening anyone, but at the same time I feel like I will have more chances of getting a promotion if they think that I might leave if I don't get one (which is also true, I might consider leaving). Or do you think I might be perceived as not being a loyal and trusted employee by making these kind of statements?