I need Help for this matter! Its urgent

@subha12 (18453)
India
September 30, 2008 4:53am CST
I work in an IT MNC. I have 4 years of experience.Despite working at two renowned companies, I am not able to get any onsite opportunities. Now from other managers I recently got offers . But the main problem is that the project manager now I am working with is not really a gentleman. He does not want to talk with me regarding giving me release. Today when I asked that I want to talk with him, he just clearly declined to talk with me regarding release. So I want all your advice how should i approach in this situation? should I go and talk to the next level manager now?
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@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
30 Sep 08
i think talk to your next level manager but before that take the other two managers in confidence or else it could prove fatal.be sure about them and yourself and than be confident to approach the higher authority.dont nagg your present manager.all the best. take care.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
30 Sep 08
I don't know what is the bet thing, maybe you could but would that make bad feelings with you and your boss, or is this release more important to you than that, you have to make that decision yourself.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
30 Sep 08
[i]Hi subha, YOu have the right to submit your resignation as long as you didn't sign any contract in that particular job! If ever he will refuse to talk to you, then address your resignation to the next level manager..We all wanted a greener opportunity so, it will be very wonderful to have the great offer![/i]
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1 Oct 08
I think so, it will be done like that if such case happens on myself,however,I will go to talk to this manager deeply after work or other time,your feeling on this work,with sincere,if the comuncation could not make a good end,ok,come to other manager.anyway,I should say that to you,firstly,pls consider whether the company culture suits you,if not,quit,find another one,I do think there will be position for you
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
That's really a challenging tasks, i heard of few similar cases and someone success and some get stick remain the situation, but ends up resign because of the situation get worst after that. Advice for the situation is, are the offering manager really needs you? is he/she have higher influencing power or higher level of authorities to get you over? does any other managers (including the next level manager) will support you for new carrier advancement if they know that? and most important, does you really wants that and is your ambition towards that? If those answer is Yes, good luck and please proceed escalation, if No, new strategy require, like worst scenario, resign and join to new manager, but this is too high risk and some company not allow rejoin within short period like MNC. All the best. =)
@shoeb000 (321)
• India
1 Oct 08
yeah thats fine, you can talk to next level manager. but againg the thing is, that manager should not be much friendly with your manager... else his dicision will be affected by that. Why dont you keep looking for another MNC, there are lot of High Salary Paying MNCs... keep working with this MNC and in parallel, search for another good MNC where you may get same or more salary with some relief.
• India
1 Oct 08
Hi Subha, if your project manager refuses to meet you, you must not only meet the guy higher than him (your next level manager), but should also report his behavior. A good project manager is supposed to listen to his team members. I have no idea why yours behaves the way he does. Talking to the HR department might also help. Be careful though; things ultimately depend on the politics within the company. Cheers and happy mylotting
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Yes, but document everything down so that he cannot deny it. Try writing him and email to request his time, get a read confirmation so he cannot deny that you sent him the email. If after that he does not get back to you with a time to meet, then you can go to the next level good luck and congrats on getting a better position.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
I think before you go to the next level manager... you should exert all efforts in talking to your supervisor... even to the point of writing a letter asking for an appointment with him... and he should sign that paper indicating that he received it... If you go directly to the next level manager... your supervisor might just deny the fact that he declined talking to you... and that is a negative mark on your part...
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I would definitely go to someone else and talk with them about it since the other person is not being very kind to you and willing to be there for you. I think you deserve to be listened to.
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I can very well understand about your problem as I'm too in the software field. I know how important it is for the software engineers to get onsite opportunities. They add to your career growth and it is like a prestige issue too. When any junior employee get an onsite opportunity, it would just be making you frustrated.. Just check out if the company (or atleast your team) can release a resource at this time. By resource I mean you. If it is not possible, then I think it would be very difficult for you to proceed. If it would not be a big deal to the company,then it would be good. Have you informed your Project Leader about your wish to get a release and the Project manager's reaction to this? Just send a formal mail to your Project manager mentioning about your request to release you. Never forget to mention that you have approached him many times for this, but nothing was fruitful. Also CC this mail to your next level Manager. By this your PM may know that you are very strong in your point.Your next level manager will also come to know that something has been running for months between you both. When everything seems to be ok, make sure you get another job and then put the paper..I mean give the notice about your release.It would be very helpful if you have another offer at hand before you proceed formally with your current employee on your release. I have seen people who apply for release after having atleast 2 or 3 offers at hand..My best wishes to you to get a release very soon and join in a company that helps you to grow in your career.