Promotions....Anyone?

@sweet_pea (3326)
Philippines
January 18, 2011 9:09pm CST
I am so full! We had lunch over pizza and chicken courtesy of my two newly promoted colleagues. Early this week my boss announced that there were two newly promoted employees in our team. I was hoping to hear my name, until I finally realize such idea is close to impossible. You see, I already disclosed to my boss my plans with the company during our recent year-end evaluation, and a promotion is not on my list. Yes, you read it right I don't want to be promoted. I told this to my husband and he said that I am a silly girl. I just like what I am doing right now to consider adding stress to my life. Am I really being silly about this? Would you have grab a promotion knocking on your door?
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6 responses
• United States
19 Jan 11
Depends, I had a similar experience, I am currently what you would call a buyer, with my company. But a few years back I was just a secretary doing basically the majority of the duties of a buyer. I was offered a promotion, that was a pretty nice chunk of money, but because I loved what I did and who I worked for I didn't take the offer. Now, I still work for the same person, after 8 years later and he reclassified me to that position. So you know what sometime it pays off, to turn down promotions. Personally I wouldn't want to get promoted if I had to work longer hours and have my stress level of the roof, my health is more valuable than a promotion. So personally I don't think your being silly, if you like what you do and enjoy it and pays you enough, why accept a promotion that in the long run, you might regret because you no longer get to do what you enjoy. For me that's not a promotion that's a headache, it's not worth it.
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@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
19 Jan 11
Thanks fabsprecious! So much is expected when you get promoted. You really need to work harder for the additional cost they are spending on you. In fact, my colleague who got promoted had been given additional workload and that was just a day after his promotion. I think accepting a promotion would depend on one's priorities.
• United States
20 Jan 11
I agree, I personally believe that you not only have to consider the fact that you are getting an additional income, but you also have to consider if you are willing able to accept the responsibility, headaches and worklead that comes with the promotion. Also, is all that work the extra money you are going be earning. Personally I think those are important factors to consider.
@jeyeem (55)
• Philippines
20 Jan 11
If I were a man who wants to earn more money than what I have right now and earn more bragging rights, or something like that, to my friends and family, I would have grabbed the opportunity to be promoted to a higher rank. But getting a promotion would mean greater stress, as you said. Also, you love the job you are doing right now, so why would you settle for a position which, despite being better than your position right now, is less interesting to you. I think you should pursue doing that work you love the most because, I believe, companies want people who love their job over people who want getting paid. Wish you the best and success!
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@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
20 Jan 11
Indeed, you should love the work that you do. For even if you have a high-paying job you would definitely won't stay long and look for another job if you don't like what you do. My husband told me that he had a friend who had a high-paying job. She didn't last with the company (which happen to be the same company I am working) because she hardly is at home.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
20 Jan 11
for me, since i am already married now, my family is much more important than my career for sure... that's why i am also only working as a co-worker in the past for the past 6 years and missed out on a lot of opportunities to go to a managerial role because i put my family and religion first... i think it really depends on your priority and what you want to do in your life... take care and have a nice day...
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@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
20 Jan 11
Our family is a great consideration in our decisions. I think it is easier to accept a promotion when you are single. There is nobody to consider except yourself. Unlike if you have your own family, you need to weigh things first. Are you willing to accept an extra pay for lesser time at home? I am really hats off to those who can have advancement in their careers and still can manage their households.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
19 Jan 11
Hello my friend, yes a little bit stranged from you because everybody wants promotion in order to try another level of our ability and be a challenge. Also in your promotion for sure additional income. However, as you said you don't want anymore pressure and stress. That is your dicission nobody can change except you. I just thinking may be why you don't want promotion you don't have time to mylot friends which favour to us LOL, just kidding.. see you around
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
19 Jan 11
I really thought that I was the only one who would say no to a promotion. But it seems the previous respondents have also some reasons not to accept a promotion. I was more expecting a reaction just like yours. It is really a personal choice. I had a miscarriage because of too much stress at work. So, I realize that it is not worth it so I resigned and looked for another job. I got my dream job, I got paid doing nothing! LOL
@rberon1985 (5394)
• Philippines
19 Jan 11
Congratulations to your two collegues.With me,i was just declared as the top employee of the year.It is not a promotion but it is a call for a celebration.I will be receiving a small amount at the end of the month and will be awarded on the 5th of febraury during the company outing.i am open for promotions provided that salary will be increase.i can predict that i will be promoted with another position but i am afraid that i will get the same salary.just in case,i will be offered by my boss and will be given the same salary, i won't accept the offer.this time,we are facing economic crisis,so we really have to be practical.we have to think of our future.if the company can't provide the salary that i am asking, i have to transfer to a new company that can provide a greener pasture.i think my 3 years experience is already enough to receive a higher pay when i decided to transfer to a new company. i am just afraid to transfer because i don't want to start from scratch again.i don't want to be a newbie again.i have to build again a new relationship with new co-employees.but if needed and can help my financial status, i will do it.for my own betterment and for my family as well.happy mylotting!!
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
19 Jan 11
Wow rberon! That is quite a feat!Don't be afraid to transfer to another company since given your experience and an award to back you up, I'm sure you will be a catch to any company that will hire you. I'm not too keen on climbing the corporate ladder. I'm leaving it to the younger ones. My husband used to tell me that I am not very ambitious. Well, I don't have to prove myself to anyone. We are living comfortably, what more should I ask? A headache?
@murtaza45 (173)
• India
19 Jan 11
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