February 16, 2006

Here I go again.

With all the raging at work about how bad I am, it inspired me. They all seem to think I suck at my job. It seems that the current promotions have been based on incompetence and desperation to get someone out of a position. They even made a crack about this today in a meeting about an employee that is incompetent. I believe the exact quote was, “Well I guess we know who the next promotion goes to.”

Based on this, I put in for a promotion. Well, it’s not really a promotion; it’s a lateral transfer. I’m putting in for a supervisory position. Yes, people will actually directly report to me if I get it. There will be no raise or even a tangible benefit to this. Why would I put in for it then? Because right now my current position is in a dead-end track, there are only 2 more positions I can promote to in it. Those positions open up rarely. The last time was 5 years ago, and the people in them don’t appear to be going anyplace soon.

If I spend some time as a supervisor it opens up a lot more opportunities for me. I’m all about the opportunities. Anything that makes me more marketable is a good thing. Sure, maybe it’s wrong for me to work hard to make a better life for my family and myself. (At least that seems to be the message the government is sending me.) I’m still going to do it. Maybe this will be the move that leads to my total world domination.

There is a very good chance I won’t get the position, not because I’m not qualified, but because they don’t like doing lateral transfers. They would rather promote someone into a position then transfer someone. It’s rare that they actually do a lateral. There’s also the fact that I’m not the most well liked person on the management staff, maybe that’s because I have a penis. Yes, you read that right.

The total management staff in our office is around 85% female. They are a very tight group and tend not like adding y-chromosomes to their numbers. Now, to be fair the office itself is about 75% female, so it could be the ratio of applicants to positions. Then again I know of 3 male management position individuals that were fired or demoted for trumped up harassment charges. I know personally two of them and the remaing one the other management admit it was BS.

Either way I guess I’ll wait and see what happens. We just have to see what is mightier, sucking or the penis

Posted by Contagion in Tales from the Work Place at February 16, 2006 06:00 PM | TrackBack

Good luck!

Posted by: Sarah at February 16, 2006 06:54 PM

Be careful.
Sounds like you're in enemy territory...

Posted by: jimmyb at February 16, 2006 08:31 PM

Good Luck!

Posted by: Oddybobo at February 17, 2006 08:04 AM

You and I are working for the wrong companies.

If we switched jobs we would be perfect fits for each others companies.

My boobs are getting in the way of advancement.

Posted by: Machelle at February 17, 2006 02:24 PM

I, for one, hope you get the postion. If it was up to me, I'd give it to you.

Posted by: MathCog Idiocy at February 17, 2006 03:11 PM

Hmmm... I'm beginning to think you really need to get out of this company! I do hope you are job shopping. Most especially if you get promoted into this supervisory role. I'm thinking they might just do it so they can accuse you of harrassment and fire you... Get your resume out there!

Posted by: Teresa at February 17, 2006 05:22 PM

Did you misspell "of" in that last sentence? :-)

Posted by: Harvey at February 19, 2006 11:36 PM