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Taking a promotion meaning working with an ex?

(5 Posts)
OiledBegg Thu 24-Sep-15 10:24:31

There's a chance of promotion at work, but it'd mean moving to the other office which is where my ex bf works. We'd been together two years and it was serious. We had a fairly amicable split (although I was heartbroken) no kids involved, we don't keep in touch although we only split two weeks ago. Chance are I could request to not be on his team if I did get the job and work would honour this if possible. A promotion would be amazing and make a big difference to my income and job satisfaction and don't want to lose out just because an ex is there. Would it be totally awkward though?

brokenhearted55a Thu 24-Sep-15 10:45:58

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Ememem84 Thu 24-Sep-15 10:52:17

I'd do it. it only has to be awkward if you make it awkward. you shouldnt let things like this rule your career

brokenhearted55a Thu 24-Sep-15 11:38:56

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shovetheholly Thu 24-Sep-15 12:51:41

Oh, well done oiled! That's great news. I would definitely do it, but ask to be in a different team.

There is no reason why breaking up can't be civilised if both of you are reasonably sensible about things. I know several couples who are on very good terms now, even though they are no longer together. If you were going through a long, convoluted messy divorce it would be another story, but it sounds like a clean and amicable split.

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