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Questions tagged [demotion]

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Co-worker is now managing my team. Does this mean that I'm being demoted?

I work in a mid-size startup (~150 people) in the US. I am a software engineer. My company is doing well, so we're growing rapidly. I'm in a ~15-member engineering team, writing software for the ...
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Is it wise to demote in order to try to work at dream company? [closed]

Let's rule the salary out of the question and assume that one believes that it's worth the hit. It may be the case of a Junior demoting to an Internship or a Senior demoting to a Junior/Normal role. ...
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Omit to list a job demotion on resume. Is it going to impact background check for a new job offer?

I have been extended a job offer and the company is going to process the background check for me. In one of my previous jobs, I was demoted to a senior analyst position from a manager position. ...
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Promoted, Demoted, And Working Under Unreliable Management [closed]

TL;DR: I was hired as a receptionist, with hopes to be promoted. After a year of thriving at the position, I was promoted. Now they are losing the new receptionist, and want to bring me back to my old ...
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went from Executive Assistant to HR adminstrative assistant [closed]

So I was just an executive assistant for the company. Then I got into HR work a year and half ago. I have been with this company since 2005 with a 3 year leave when I had my child. I run all ...
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To leave on the job in spite of the pressure to quit [closed]

I have been on a managerial position for almost 10 years now. I never had perfect relationship with my direct boss while his superiors supported me all the time. I have 2 more years to go before ...
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Is it legal to demote an employee for nepotistic reasons? [closed]

My friend was just demoted, she was in charge of a preschool, with about 4-5 caretakers. A close friend of the lady who owns (inherited) the whole business, (including several other locations,) moved ...
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Demote or fire? [closed]

Say a data scientist has been hired as a product manager, but not does have the project management or leadership skills required for that role (no prior experience in such roles too). Say this person ...
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Asking for a (level) demotion?

I work at a tech company that has numerical levels (as opposed to just "junior" → nothing → "senior") for employees. For the first few levels, you are required to advance to the next level within a ...
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is it normal to never have been promoted?

After having worked for over 30 years in hierarchical businesses, it seems odd that Ive never earned a promotion. Ive been demoted at least 2x by having my responsibilities severely trimmed. For ...
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Need Advice on Changing an Indirect Demotion Into a Role of Leadership

Demotions are tough, especially ones out of the blue. My current manager was a coworker I helped hire. He was promoted without notice to be my team lead a year ago based on being a lead before at his ...
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Can an employer cut an employee's pay on a whim? [closed]

Is it ever appropriate for an employer to force an employee to take a pay cut for performance-related reasons in a technical field, even if the employer relies on subjective evaluations and refuses to ...
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Taking a step back in my workplace [closed]

I have searched for advice about this online but can only find items about changing jobs for a lower position. I have worked at a company for 7 years and i started right at the bottom, switched ...
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Got transfered from one department to another, without any prior notice and on the verge of my promotion

I have been working in a software development company from last five months as a software developer. In my appointment letter it is clearly written over there that I shall get hike on my salary after ...
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Do you have to accept demotion? [closed]

A friend has been a Supervisor for 2 years but was told in 'an informal discussion' with the owners and their lawyer yesterday that she's going to be demoted back to being a cashier as she's not good ...
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politically-driven demotion in public sector

A friend of mine was demoted in his/her job in a government agency. There seems to be no wiggle room to discuss this decision, as it was driven by political rather than performance reasons -- they did ...
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Multiple problems have been caused by my actions. Should I propose my own demotion?

I work as the Technical Lead for development team. I proved myself as a star developer in my team and my manager, very much impressed with my work, promoted me to Tech Lead. I was assigned a new ...
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Will a restructuring that “downgraded” my role look bad on CV - and how to make it look better? [closed]

So, technically speaking I was not demoted, but if I list my titles chronologically, it will appear that I was "downgraded" from manager to assistant team leader. This was due to an internal ...
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Can I save face when I have been humiliated?

I have always been ambitious in my career but I am unsure where this has taken me. I want to be taken seriously, I feel an intense need to retain control (not necessarily over people, just over my ...
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How to react when I am demoted for reasons not related to my performance?

I am a manager with an "above the average" track record and have never heard a complaint in my reviews and 1:1s. I was given a best employee of the company award just last month (global company) and ...
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How to know whether reassignment to different team/project means criticism of my current performance?

I work at my company since three years and have been promoted to manager of the team I started in. I have brought a lot of innovation and efficiency to the team and always received top performance ...
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How can I handle being reassigned to a less desirable position at work?

My company just went through a reorganization, with team members reassigned to different projects. I appear to be the only developer being reassigned a different role, along the lines of "helping the ...
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Being asked to “politely” take a Demotion

I've been working as Director of Software and Chief Software Architect for 2 years with a team of talented developers building a rather complicated piece of code from scratch. We now have 13,000 ...