Good news and bad news!
The good news is that I graduated Summa Cum Laude from DeVry University on June 17th. I now have a Bachelor’s of Science in Technical Management.
The bad news is that I got in trouble at work again. Since the new manager has arrived, I can’t seem to do anything right. We had THE TALK yesterday morning. I have volunteered to change my schedule, so that I can work with the new manager one on one. I normally work midnights, so working during the day will be very much welcomed.
I don’t want to go into great detail, but after THE TALK, she told me I would need a miracle to happen if I ever wanted to advance at my company. I told her I have submitted my resume within the company to another department already (a department that knows me and my abilities).
Suddenly, she shifted gears. I was then told that out of all the other co-workers (team of 4), I was the last person she wanted to see leave. I found this very odd. She then said I should meet with a higher manager to apply for an open position within my same department. Again, odd!
I get the feeling; she doesn’t want to lose me, because of my ‘expertise’. I’m very good at my job. I also get the feeling she wants to keep some kind of weird control over me. At my company, it’s hard to advance, unless you have a degree. Well, I now have the degree, but I keep getting trivial discipline letters put into my personnel file. These will destroy my career with a company I have dedicated my last 8 years.
I’m just so confused!
I sent an email just before I left work today. I sent it to the department head with the job opening. I’ll sum it up for you:
For the last two years, I have worked full-time while attending college full-time. I am ready for a new challenge. I look forward to hearing from you to set up an interview.
There was more meat to the verbiage, but you get the gist.
WISH ME LUCK! :)