Remember my post talking about my distress wondering if I should accept a Management job or not over my back?
Well, a new guy was there earlier this week. He hadn’t worked for PJ for a bit, but had been there about a year before in another town.
We got to talking while doing some prep, and because he already knows prep and how to answer the phone (I know the phones, but will need an amplifier because of my ears), that the boss is putting HIM in as the new Asst. Manager (the job offered to me that 3 others are vying for).
Of course, the first thing I felt was relief that I didn’t have to further consider that decision right now…but, once I got home and started mulling it over, a few things came to mind.
- I was told I would get a raise, and then be promoted. So now, no raise?
- I had been told “lets see how things go” in the way of making sure I’d be someone who would show up (I’ve only been there since October 9th) before promoting me. This guy works a day and is the manager? scratches head
- Why didn’t the boss just tell me instead of “sneak” this guy in?
Obviously, if I was a career employee, I’d be PO’d…but I’m very surprised that in the recesses of my mind, even though I’m so relieved I don’t have to deal with that decision right now, I am a little bit confused…I don’t think I’m jealous, but I don’t know if I feel betrayed or hurt or what. I guess that comes with being a lady. LOL
Now, the 3 drivers that wanted that job do NOT talk to the new guy. I do, he’s a young man, but he’s cool, and even if I was in line for that job and a career oriented employee, I am mature enough to see why they may have done that (they’d have to teach me the morning prep, etc and they needed someone now) and have no reason to show any animocity toward him. It’s not his fault, per se.
The one thing that I was looking forward to, and about the only thing, with that job was it would be daytime hours…so I could be home with my family at night. You couldn’t tell it by the way I work, though, that I wasn’t career oriented. I give my 110% every time I work. They’re paying me, so I owe it to them, you know?
So, all that aside…am I wrong to think that the way this guy was brought in was wrong? They weren’t externally hiring for a manager, and it has caused a LOAD of sour grapes among the staff.
I’ll be curious as to the replies.