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Office Politics may ruin my "soon-to-be" promotion...ADVICE Please!?

For the past year, I've been assistant to a team of 3 managers and the department's Director. Over this past year, I've demonstrated managerials skills and because of my knowledge with a database we use, I've even trained two of the managers for nearly 6 months!!! Of course, this wasn't in my job description but they were nice people and I felt the need to help them out so that they'd get ahead. You know, taking one for the team! Problem is, other people at the organization where I work said things to me like "why aren't YOU a manager, stop wasting your time training them. They should already know what to do!" I began to ask myself the same question later on. Recently, I asked to be promoted and surprisingly...the Vice President approved my request. I was so excited to tell others, when I caught the wind coming off of the "rumor mill". I found out one of the managers is resigning because she "refuses to have a 20-something year old train her" Any advice for next week? by the way, the worse part about this promotion is that it will be announced THE SAME DAY the woman's resignation email is sent to everyone in the office. It's going to be SO AWKWARD for me. It's going to look like I'm "replacing" her but, in reality I'll have a different job description.

Asked By: Just Be - 1/28/2008
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First of all, I congratulate you on your well-deserved promotion. You exhibited the attitude and qualities that it takes to be promoted. You've been an asset to the company and have been recognized. Obviously your coworkers haven't figured out what it takes to rise within an organization. They have the attitude of... More
Answered By: majormomma - 1/28/2008
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you got promoted..she resigned someone would have to take her job...even though you say its not the same as hers..someone still will take hers...so take it in stride..for someone to get promoted someone else either gets promoted demoted fired quits or dies...so either way you win...in this case....congrats hold your... More
Answered By: bailie28 - 1/28/2008
 
apply at other places, figure out your market value. Then, when things shift, you can use the other job offer a barging chip. Create some options for yourself
Answered By: Walktheline - 1/28/2008
 
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