Saturday, June 25, 2005

Good news and bad news!

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.


1 comment:

Candy said...

Well, the new job is not looking to promising. I won't give up on a company I love.

I've decided to go into work on my days off to network within my own department. These people never see me, they only know of me.

I'll start July 11th, due to the Holiday weekend.

I don't know if this will work, but I figure it can't hurt. :)