Is it fair that your boss names your successor while you are still in office?

Domenech - france coach
@ronaldinu (12440)
Malta
February 28, 2010 8:58am CST
For me it does not make much sense but it happens in football at least. I mean it is much more wiser to let someone finish his job and than name his successor afterwards. It would be a severe blow my ego if a successor would be named before I have finished my job. France coach Raymond Domenech said on Sunday that the decision to name his successor prior to this summer's World Cup could have a disruptive effect on his team. http://www.soccerway.com/news/2010/February/28/france-coach-worried-by-successor-appointment/ Is it fair that your boss names your successor while you are still in office?
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
28 Feb 10
I think that is a lousy thing to do. Why not say that you have a replacement to the person but not announce it to the world. Of course, they could not care how it makes the coach feel, but then again, it happens all of the time so I assume that they just expect it. That is like telling your spouse, before your divorce is final, "By the way, Mary Jones is going to be my new wife." GRRRR
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
28 Feb 10
Erm you have a point here :)
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• United States
28 Feb 10
Not long after I said I would be trying to get another position, my woman boss interviewed a lady from another section. After announcing that this lady would be replacing me, my woman boss told me that I had to train the new secretary!
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
Ah that's a really hard one! How did you feel?
• United States
3 Mar 10
I felt that my seat wasn't even vacant yet and I was already replaced. Even though I was resentful, I was still getting paid. I imparted everything I knew about the job while training the new secretary, and we became friends. I even covered for her when she was absent. I retired three years later, and we still keep in touch!
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
4 Mar 10
Something similar is happening at my wife's place of work. Their work is being taken to India. So they have to teach their Indian colleagues how to do the job and their department is going to close down. Don't know if they are keeping or sacking the workers. I don't blame you for feeling resentful.
• Canada
28 Feb 10
I think that the boss should keep that information to her/himself until the person who is let go is gone for good. Then the information should be told to the successor, and then to the public. To name a replacement while the person is still in the office is not fair to the person who is leaving.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
I do agree with you on this one danishcanadian. For me it is unfair that the successor is known prior to the departure of his predecessor.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
28 Feb 10
It seems to me if this is common in football there must be an underlying reason, maybe it reasures the players that their management will continue without a break. On the facce of it it does seem a bit unfair.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
It is a common thing in football (soccer)....That could be one of the reasons to ensure continuity...
• United States
28 Feb 10
Hi, ronaldinu! I thought this was a terrible slap in the face until a cousin in professional sports told me these announcements are part of the negotiations concerning one's departure. The person being replaced usually not only has a say in whom the successor will be; they approve th announcements. Sports etiquette can be very, very strange!
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
It depends on the situation but yes generally sports etiquette is rather strange. It is a custom that a national coach's successor is appointed before his predecessor leaves his post. I find it a bit odd!
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Mar 10
Well, it can be quite depressing as well as motivating.. Depending on how the employees or players wanna take it.. IN terms of sporting events, morals will definitely be low upon that news.. BUt they are professional players!! They should use that as a motivating factor in pushing themselves to play well, in a bid to save some grace for the manager, as well as impress the next coming new boss ^_^
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
Besides being a professional player or coach, I believe that everybody is human and has feelings. These can effect the way they perform on the pitch....Don't you agree?
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Mar 10
YEah, but like what i said, it can be a form of motivation, or it can be a negative effect, depending on themselves..
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@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
1 Mar 10
If I were in your place, I will definitely get mad. I still deserve the respect being a human being. What your boss did was unfair. Better communicate it so that he knows what he had done.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Mar 10
Thank God it was not my boss. I am talking about soccer here. Wish I was a soccer coach.... I would end up with a fat cheque each week.