Questions tagged [promotion]

Promotion is an advancement of an employee's position in an organizational hierarchy and/or increase of salary, as a result of employee's good performance or specific accomplishment

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Internal application to a senior role blocked by HR

I have applied to a Senior position within my company. Unfortunately, I have been told that the HR department has stopped my application as it would be considered as a promotion. When I tried to ...
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Handling a denied promotion

I am asking this question in behalf of a friend. Let's call him Fred. The scenario is in a large profitable US corporation. Here is the situation: Fred has a history of several years of good ...
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Being asked to write a letter about why I'm fit for a promotion, expected?

I've been in my current position for the past year, and have excelled in my position. So recently my manager has brought up the topic of a promotion. I've been asked to write a letter detailing the ...
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My job description never changed, though I had to be certified by the state to have this position [closed]

I've been working for 20 years for the same company. I was hired as a Certified Nursing Assistant 20 years ago. My requirements were assisting patients with their daily activities, showers and so on. ...
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I'm being contracted as a more senior consultant than I am - should I use this when asking for a promotion?

I am an IT Consultant, and have only been one for about 6 months. We get contracted to different clients, where the client pays a daily rate for us. More experienced, senior consultants cost more. My ...
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Put under a lot of development pressure in a non-developer position, how do I ask for a merit increase?

Good to note: This company has very low average wages, and is in the U.S. TL:DR: New project that I'm being put under a lot of pressure to do. I'm asked to perform full-stack developer duties as a ...
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How ro deal with a manager who does not set clear goals for promotions, but has stated that is serious about promoting me? [closed]

My manager and I have had several one on ones where she has stated and asked me if I would like to pursue a lead position, and if so, she would help me set goals and get there. After some initial ...
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I'm being promoted and my salary is going to decrease

I have been working at my current company for about three years. During the last two, I have been managing a small group of developers and several projects. These responsibilities came gradually, ...
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how to get noticed for the actual work I do at work

How do you get noticed more for what you actually do at work? (I work as a software engineer to give more context) Like, this whole summer I feel like I've been churning of work / tasks that were ...
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Having a discussion with my manager about my development path [closed]

It's not performance review season, but I have a discussion coming up with my manager. Our org has grown significantly and we are hiring a lot(doubling size in a small company). My manager wanted to ...
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How can I apply for my (resigned) team leader's position? [closed]

My team leader, (much respected provider of many skills and support) has just announced he is moving onto another role externally. (This is for an IT position in Devops). I'd like to (appropriately) ...
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Do I have to advance? [duplicate]

I work at a large US company that has a fairly standard advancement path for software developers. Something like junior, mid-level, senior, lead, and then the seemingly non-sequitur jump to dev ...
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Roadblocks in internal movement [duplicate]

One of the manager from a different team approached my manager to find out if there is a good resource in my team for an open position. Manager said, I have been suggested as I deserve the most. I ...
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requesting change title/role at work from one discipline to another along with a raise

My company never had a "software programmer" position and only had "mechatronics engineers", which do a mix of programming/EE and testing/integration. Recently, the company opened a req for an ...
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I was offered a manager role without additional pay or seniority after I recently was given a raise, should I ask for more? [closed]

I started at this small software company (approx 100 people) about 2 years ago. I'm pretty early on into my career and I started as a base software engineer. About 6 months ago, my manager left the ...
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I am a female working in the oil and gas industry and am thinking of shaving my head for a cancer fundraiser

I am a female working in the field in the oil and gas industry. I ultimately would like to progress to a more senior role which could possibly transition to an office role. I am thinking of shaving ...
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Should employees threaten resignation to get better benefits? If that seems to be the way in organization [closed]

I'm seeing management giving employees more travel opportunity, better packages, and/or promotion when employees hand in a resignation letter or if the organization suspects they are planning on ...
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How to show interest in an recently opened managerial position in my company

I just joined a company (4 months ago) I am doing pretty well, lots of positive feedbacks since then The head of our department just resigned and there's no interim/direct replacement (or it has not ...
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Write Your Own Job Description For Promotion

I've been with my company for a little over 1.5 months. I was a driving factor to landing a multi million dollar contract. As a result our CEO offered me a promotion and asked me to come up with a $$ ...
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Demotion ? or Promotion? [closed]

I started my employment a year ago as an Administrative Assistant Within 3 months I was promoted to Payroll Administrator/ HR Assistant (no experience but I excelled). Within 7 months of my hire ...
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Secretly passed over for promotion [closed]

I've had my position for about 12 months and having recently been accepted to a graduate program (unrelated to my current career). I've been planning to leave for some time (approximately 2 months ...
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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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Why has my manager made me the lead on a vital project over two older and more experienced employees? [closed]

Why has my manager made me (the youngest and newest employee in the organisation) the lead on the biggest organisational project over two older and more senior employees?
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is there any Designation called 'LEAD' [closed]

Recently i am promoted.In promotion letter the designation mentioned as 'LEAD'.,but i can't find these designation used by any organization.Is there any organization using the designation 'LEAD'
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Promoted without pay increase [closed]

I am a mid-senior level developer that has just been promoted to Lead Developer. I have worked with my current company for a little under two years and have not received a pay rise in that time. I was ...
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Re-negotiating a raise after informally accepting

Here's some background: I'm currently a junior developer at my company. I started as an intern and was promoted during a time in which the company lost two senior developers unexpectedly. When I was ...
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Can I refuse a promotion without penalty? [duplicate]

This is my first question ever on here so bear with me if it's not 100% correct... I'm in a position at work where I may be offered a promotion in the next few weeks. If I take it my workload will ...
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How not to get sucked into a game of 3 managers? [closed]

I got into a tricky situation at the office. First, let me explain the people's chain: Me -> Manager A (my direct almost-ex-boss) -> Manager B (my manager's manager) -> Manager C (boss of the other ...
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Stay with current job or leave for better paying job? [closed]

Good morning! I'm computer science graduate and I would like to ask for your inputs regarding my current predicament. I used to be a software engineer in an IT company. I was a functional support of ...
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Leaving a job shortly after a promotion? [duplicate]

I have been working at my company for three years, and in that time they have been great to me. I have received two promotions, one of which really helped me figure out what I want to do with myself ...
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How to catch up with people my age in terms of career?

I have been to multiple universities (took a long time to graduate), now people my age are ahead of me, they are at least team leaders. I have only two years of experience (I have experience before ...
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Boss yelling at me after asking about seeking a promotion in the future. How to handle this? [closed]

I need to use a throwaway since my main SO account is known, so I apologize in advance. This is in the USA if that matters. On Friday, a manager above my current supervisor scheduled a one-on-one ...
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Advantages/disadvantages to a secondment [closed]

My manager is retiring soon, leaving the management of my team up in the air. Initially, I was pegged to take over his role by upper management, and was groomed to do so, increasingly taking on more ...
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Job duties far exceeding official title

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I was recently promoted to a position as a Draft Technician. After about six months of doing excellent design work, I've been transitioning into a database development role,...
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How to appropriately use irreplaceability in a raise or promotion negotiation [closed]

I am the only in-house translator for the media company I am working for and they need me BADLY. If I leave, with all the experience I have, it would take a lot of time to train someone else, with the ...
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Promised a higher position [closed]

I was promised orally numerous times that I would receive the Senior Vice President position at my company by my immediate supervisor. The CEO passed away unexpectedly and my immediate supervisor ...
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Offered a new position within my company weeks ago, yet I have not officially received it and am expected to perform my new duties

I have been progrmaming at my company for ~8 months now, and have been in a position unfit for the work I've been performing (Team Lead, in a callcenter). I was approached by the site director and the ...
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What are effective methods to push back on salary for a promotion to an exempt position when you have some leverage? [duplicate]

I've been working in my current job for 7 months now, as a call center employee. My title has been "Team Lead". I've spent the majority of that time designing, deploying, and maintaining reports, ...
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How can I sell a willing demotion to my management?

Two years ago I received a promotion. Since then, I have paid off my mortgage and feel I have my finances in order. Therefore, I no longer wish to work a position with the same level of stress as my ...
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Is an employer allowed to deny a job to someone who withholds work history?

My relative is currently a temporary employee at a community library. Having demonstrated good performance and fit over 6 months, she was recently encouraged to apply to an internal posting for a ...
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Signed Offer for New Position & Promoted at Old, Negotiate?

While going through the hiring process for a new job, I was promoted (25% increase) and most of the reasons I wanted to leave were corrected. Can I negotiate the new jobs signed offer letter? ** ...
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Are promotions worth the sacrifices? [closed]

I am wondering if it'd be preferable to just build a solid CV and get a better job elsewhere, systematically. You do your thing, you build a strong profile and you get a higher level job. My question ...
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Should I tell my boss I am being headhunted in the hope that my current workplace may value me more? should I stay or should I go? [closed]

The industry I work in is extremely small and hard to find replacement workers, which makes me very valuable to my boss especially because I am such a hard worker. We operate with two servicemen (...
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How to create objective promotion policy [closed]

I work for a software company that has expanded exponentially in past two three years. Considering a team that is going to be 300 employees soon creating technical mentor-ship and leadership positions ...
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Why accept a “promotion” when no raise is involved

I've been working as a developer in a small company for 4 years now. I joined a scrum team a year and a half ago. Everything is going pretty smoothly so far. This scrum team is located in two ...
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New QA Lead- Need Advice in Transition

I have been recently promoted to Senior QA role on a Agile team and with it also came an opportunity to lead a big group of 15 QA team members( onshore and offshore). I do not officially have a Team ...
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Should I ask my boss about a progress of promotion process?

During a recent appraisal I asked my boss about promotion. He showed me he's very satisfied with my work. I have been in a junior position long enough to be promoted; now almost 3 years and in my ...
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My boss is leaving the company. Should I tell senior management?

My boss is leaving our company, and already has a new job lined up (with a start date 60 days from now). He is holding off on telling the company. The problem is that he now has a F*** It attitude and ...
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How to deal with a guy promoted over me?

In my company there is only one full-time job opening and we all compete for it. The full-time job was held by the boss, who is now "moving on to better things" and his job will become available soon. ...
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how do I maintain friendship and good working relationship with a co-worker now that I've been promoted to a management role?

I was hired at a company and my co-worker had been hired one year previously; she trained me when I first joined the company. We've both been working in the same group, doing the same job for the ...