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Asked my boss for a promotion!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Goddess, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Goddess

    Goddess New Member

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    So, last Friday I got gutsy and asked my boss for a promotion.

    A little background: The position that I was hired into is very entry level, the decsription basically reads that I handle basic support from written knowledgebeses, etc. At the moment, I'm the only onsite support for over 50 users, two servers, two networks, etc. I exercise independent judgement the majority of the time, and only utilize outside support when necessary (which isn't very often). I've built a domian controller and last weekend I installed an autoloader. So, I thought it was time to move up.

    I wrote up a long justifcation as to why I thought that I could perform the duties of the position, and accomplishments that prove my case. I started the conversation by asking my boss how I was doing (he doesn't work in our office, I get to see him once every 3-4 months). He gave me rave reviews, couldn't think of anything that I could improve on; so I went for the gold. He said that he would pass it on to the CIO for approval, so I'm really excited. :biggrin

    This would mean a nice bump in salary, plus they've already agreed to pay for course training for my MCSA, which I'm starting in January.

    Wish me luck guys, and give me any tips you think might help!!
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Good luck, Goddess. Let us know how things go. :)
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Good Luck! :biggrin
     
  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Nice one. Hope it works out, you deserve it :thumbleft
     
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  5. JonnyMX

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    That's brave!
    Hope it works out for you so you can be an inspiration to others.
     
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  6. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Excellent stuff for the MCSA funding! And good luck for the promotion prospects...hope it works out!

    Just bear in mind this well known fact: if you don't ask, you don't get! :)
     
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  7. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    B@lls of steel !!! Good luck, Goddess :)
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    :eek:

    I think a person knows when they are ready for a promotion and it strikes me that our Goddess was in that position. The fact that she only sees her boss once in a blue moon meant that she had to make the point now or wait another three months. I don't believe that metalic spherical appendages come into play here.

    Good luck to you Goddess, I hope they reward you suitibly well 8)
     
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  9. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    To me, that indicates a high spherical metallic content, Pete. But we jest ....:offtopic
     
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  10. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Ooooh! Censorship and distorting the facts.

    Excellent!

    :banned
     
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  11. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Cool, good luck. Glad you tried, after all you won't know if you don't ask :biggrin

    -Ken
     
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  12. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Did you get the promotion? :)
     
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