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katsopolis Mon 02-May-16 00:09:24

I started a new job last year. Something i'd never done before and thought i'd give it a go because it was paying an additional £10k a year and wanted to go in a new direction.

Anyway- was doing well at the job, and received training so I would be able to take on a management position should one arise. I have been covering my bosses holidays, day offs (many times with an hours notice!) and been completely flexible for the last 9 months.

Anyway my manager is leaving next month and her job has come up. She has a say in who gets her job (she and her boss- who says I can do the job too- did the interviews) and they have offered the job to someone else and I will be back to square one so to speak.

AIBU to hand my notice in?

MiddleClassProblem Mon 02-May-16 00:12:18

I think you might be jumping the gun a bit. The other candidate might have had more experience.

It's ok to ask your bosses if there's anything you need to work etc and if your interview was ok

InspRemorse Mon 02-May-16 00:12:46

You want to quit cause you didn't get a promotion?
That's throwing your toys out the pram just a wee bit isn't it? Are you 3 years old?

Littleallovertheshop Mon 02-May-16 00:16:50

But you're still 10k up Surely?

BillSykesDog Mon 02-May-16 00:20:56

I think that would be petulant and cutting off your nose to spite your face.

It was a new direction, and you've not been doing it for that long. If they had another applicant who came in and has more experience and did a brilliant interview then they have to give it to them. Perhaps you just didn't perform as well at interview?

maddening Mon 02-May-16 00:43:24

No - ask for feedback, continue to offer assistance to your new boss, keep getting management experience, show you are committed to the company and are keen to build your skills and to progress, look for industry courses or qualifications that would compliment skill sets required in your industry - be positive, allow them to see you are professional and dedicated.

fatandold Mon 02-May-16 00:53:44

^^what maddening said.

Brokenbiscuit Mon 02-May-16 02:08:48

Yanbu to hand in your notice if you no longer want to do the job and can afford to live without the salary. That's your prerogative.

However yabu if you feel that you were "owed" this promotion because you did a bit of training and covered for your boss every now and again. Those were good opportunities to enhance your skills but they didn't create any entitlement with regard to you stepping into your boss's shoes when she moves on.

ErNope Mon 02-May-16 02:34:42

Less than a year into the job and you want to quit because they've hired someone (likely with more relevant skills/qualifications and experience)?

Clandestino Mon 02-May-16 03:18:27

One year into a job and you want to quit because you didn't get the managerial position? Back to The pay rise and the experience don't count?
I'm not surprised you weren't offered the manager's job. The clearly see that whilst being ambitious you're not mature enough for a people management position.

yorkshapudding Mon 02-May-16 07:40:56

YANBU to be disappointed but resigning because you didn't get a promotion when you've only been there a year seems very much like cutting off your nose to spite your face. Why would you assume that because you occassionally cover for your boss you're guaranteed a promotion? Maybe the other candidate had more experience or just performed better at interview.

Scarydinosaurs Mon 02-May-16 07:42:09

That would be a ridiculous overreaction.

JaceLancs Mon 02-May-16 07:49:59

I think it was down to the interview
No matter how good we think someone might be at the job, when I'm on interview panels if they do not demonstrate the criteria we need at interview we are unable to offer them a job
Occasionally this means we have to re advertise or re interview
I find people who are already in a job, and or are known to the interviewer/s respond differently as they assume we will know what they do and how competent, what their track record is like etc
Unfortunately if they don't tell us and give examples we can't evidence their suitability

flowery Mon 02-May-16 07:55:25

Why will you be back to square one? Surely you'll be in exactly the same position you were in before you interviewed for your manager's job, just with a different manager?

TimeOfGlass Mon 02-May-16 08:07:04

Handing in your notice because you didn't get this promotion seems like an overreaction.

So your manager and her boss say you're capable of doing the job? Maybe the other candidate is even more capable - more training, more experience. Maybe they interviewed better.

This is not the same as being back to square one. You still have the salary increase from your last job, you still have the extra training. I would do as maddening suggests - ask for feedback, try to get more experience, remain professional etc.

flowery Mon 02-May-16 09:33:04

I'm inclined to agree with others that your reaction shows you are not ready for a management position.

Covering for a manager for a couple of weeks once a year and the odd few days absence is a very very different kettle of fish from taking on that responsibility on a permanent basis.

You've only been in the role a year anyway. Don't resign in a childish strop because you haven't been promoted already. That would just prove that they've made the right decision.

Stay in the role, keep adding to your experience, make yourself a valued, reliable employee and maybe it will be your opportunity next time.

Timeforabiscuit Mon 02-May-16 09:42:01

Yab completely u

Yes it's disappointing not getting the next promotion, but development takes time, youre in a new field, and a new manager brings you an opportunity to develop differently.

This is a great opportunity to work with someone different, and people will be looking to see if you handle the transition.

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