Administrative Officer vs. Collecting Officer?

@neildc (17253)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
December 2, 2008 2:15am CST
I am having trouble deciding with my job and I need your help. Here's the scenario: Presently, I am responsible and accountable with the collection of our office. For almost four years now, I held the position being designated a the collection officer, without having the appropriate salary for the said position. That means I receive my monthly salary as an office aide though my work and responsibility is higher. Now comes 2009, the office will implement the policy with strict compliance. A designated Administrative officer will take charge of the office. The position or the job description tells that everything that tells how the work flows within the office will be his/her responsibility and accountability. I am so worried I may not perform well as an AO. And if I will assume the position next year, I should decease from being the CO. Though the salary remains the same, the responsibility is greater than CO and much greater than an office aide. Do you think I can perform well? Should I remain with the cash or shall take the much heavier responsibility?
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
2 Dec 08
From the little bit that i understand from your post, i think you need to evaluate a couple of things 1. The future prospects for you if you take over as AO. As you seem to have the post of CO for the last four years, you need to look at it from a growth perspective. 2. The comfort level and whether you will be able to do full justice to the post of AO. Repsonsibility you have to be prepared to take on if you want to advance your career.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
3 Dec 08
[i]Hi neildc, It will be great to take the new challenge, it will help you a lot in the future! You might not be enjoying the salary increase this time but for sure once you will doing great in that job which I know you can, that is an edge for you![/i]
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
Hi best! Wow that was really a career move that you have to take. I guess you'll do well in everything that you do. But as what you've stated here, I guess you should remain with your present responsibility as a CO. Having much heavier responsibility with no raise is not a good move. HUGZ always best. Goodluck with your decision.
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2 Dec 08
Hi meil, If you are not getting anymore than what you are getting now, why take on more responsiblity/ let someone else worry about it, you can't work for peanuts if you are getting more work. Hugs. Tamara
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
2 Dec 08
i think you can handle it very well.for years you were able to manage as CO.maybe it may take a few days to get the hang of the job but after that,it shouldnt be a problem.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
Only you may friend know you capacity. I would like to believe you can do the much higher position but more than anyone else it is you who should know my dear. Of course it is better to take the higher position of the two because of the respect associated with it. Never mind if the salary is just the same, I believe in due time you will be compensated appropriately for the good services you will render so just do your best and hope and pray for the best as well. I wish you all the best my friend!
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Let me get this straight... you're trying to decide on whether or not to take on even more responsibility for no more pay? Hmmm... NO! Well, that would be my decision for myself, anyway. More responsibility should always come with a pay raise. You'll have added stress with the responsibility. You should be compensated for that added stress. I guess, what it all boils down to is, you should choose whatever you would feel more comfortable doing as long as the pay remains the same. If you are comfortable in your current position, I'd say stay there. If more money was involved with the other position, I'd say go for it because before long you'll be as comfortable in that new position as you are with your current one. It's all up to you.
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
I think you'll do just as fine both as AO and CO. I have a friend who had been working as an AO for a long time and from the looks of it he finds it quite easy. I think since you have the help of a computer you will be able to do the job just as efficient. For me as long as you understand the duties of an AO and willing to learn it then there would be no problem. Also form what I read from your entry and from what I know about my AO friend, he also takes care of the cash flow around the office quite similar to your CO job.
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@James_fan (123)
• China
4 Dec 08
May be boss does not pay attention to u,and does not realize ur real idea. or may be ur boss thinks u are satisfactory with ur current salary. If so,u could voice out what u really want, but u had better be care of ur attitude. u know it is the financial collapse time now, and many companies have fired a lot of workers. U are really better than those persons who have been laid-off.