I'm promoted and I'm not happy.

@ip5217 (1655)
Philippines
April 1, 2009 5:28am CST
I just got a job promotion and for some reason I don't think I'm happy with it. I've posted in my blog these ten reasons why. However, what I'm curious about is what can make you decline a job promotion? Need your advice. I think I'm even happier posting new entries on my blog everyday and visiting mylot. On the other hand, I need my job of course.
6 responses
@inova08 (32)
• Indonesia
4 Apr 09
I think you just happier with your current job position, I can understand you, because this is same case with me, I'm a engineering in some company and familiar with field job but now I must to take over administration too and now I can enjoy with it. I think you must take this opportunity and try it.
@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
Thank you inova08! I promise I will take all these challenges. Your words keep the courage in me even stronger.
• Indonesia
5 Apr 09
very good, I'll always support you and then enjoy your live
• Singapore
2 Apr 09
Hi fren, If you ask any person whether they want a promotion, most people would say "Yes!" But I think the question to ask yourself is, Why are you not happy with the promotion? What I can guess is that your responsiblities have doubled, or you dislike leading a team, or dislike facing your immediate superior. My suggestion is that you have to face the problem. Face that problem in the face and stop avoiding it. It will make you feel worse keeping to yourself. Have the courage to stand up for what you want. If something is not in line with your values, it is the reason why you feel uncomfortable or irritated. Don't worry about it. Be strong, tell them your problems in the face. Don't be afraid even if they shout at you. Make your stand. At most, they slap the door in your face. I dislike seeing others being made used of or bullied. Don't be afraid that you cannot find a job outside. When you believe that you can find a job, you can. I have confidence in you. You can do it. I'll be behind you to support you. If you have any problems, feel free to tell me. I do my best to help you.
@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Thank you for your advice. I will surely consider these things you mentioned. :)
@whiteheron (4223)
• United States
2 Apr 09
Making choices like this is difficult... You perhaps might want to get two pieces of paper and then write down the pros and cons of each of the choices. Write down all of the pros and cons including the emotional ones, the things you will be gaining and losing. See which feels better. It is not enough to focus on what gains you might have later on unless you are sure that you will be able to tolerate and learn to love what you do.
@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Thank you for your advice. I will surely do this. In fact, I've written the negative ones on my blog. So, I'll try to observe things first. I'm really the type of person that you can challenge for as long as I know what I'm doing and I like doing it. I hope you can read my blog to see the reasons why I'm not happy. I wrote down 10. I hope when I realize the good side of this position, then I look forward to writing another 10. This time the good ones or my discoveries.
• India
1 Apr 09
Hi Friend, I think it all depends on individual preferences. There are 2 sides of the same coin.Here's my take on the situation, if you take a promotion which offers more salary,but not much in terms of career growth, it can provide you short term satisfaction in terms of higher earnings. If you take a promotion which offers less salary, but good career opportunities, it will help you in long term by enhancing your resume. You may be getting less at present, by if you try else where you will get better prospects based on your promoted profile.It's your call mate, you need to decide which way you want to go Best of luck!!!
@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Thank you for your encouragement. I needed this. I have to think positive all the time. I should always say that to myself.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
1 Apr 09
I think I have not read your blog. It will be very nice if you post here why you are not happy about promotion. it will be better.
@ip5217 (1655)
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
If you realize you're earning more as an employee, will you still take the post just because of career growth?
• Philippines
7 Mar 11
How many months have passed since your promotion took place? Well, maybe you're still adjusting to the workload you're having and the deadlines..So as they say,"With greater Power, comes Greater Responsibilities." You can also try to consider this as one of the ways to test yourself to learn new ideas to cope with challenges.. :)