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No chance of promotion until I go full-time?

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AndHarry Wed 12-Mar-14 12:44:50

My employer (big company) is currently recruiting for someone to do the same job I do but at a higher level. I loved the look of the job as it was essentially all the interesting bits that I like doing, with some expansion that covers many of the ideas I had already put forward to my line manager. I didn't apply for it as I'm currently part-time (25 hours over 4 days) and when I discussed promotion with my line manager earlier this year she said it was something she would be happy to discuss once I'm ready to go full-time.

I'm now looking at the CVs for candidates selected for interview and feeling pretty dejected. I have much more relevant experience than either of them and the same amount of total experience in the industry.

Realistically, at the moment I don't feel that I want to commit to full-time hours until my youngest child starts school. She's only just 1. So do I have to accept that my career is going nowhere for the next 4 years or is there something I can do to progress without going full-time?

TantrumsAndBalloons Wed 12-Mar-14 12:50:44

Is a job share a possible option?

AndHarry Wed 12-Mar-14 12:54:14

Theoretically yes but as I work over 4 days it would probably mean me working fewer hours.

Rockchick1984 Wed 12-Mar-14 16:07:41

If the job can't be done part time and you can't consider job share (agree that would be unlikely to work if you still want 4 days per week) then yes you probably do just have to accept it. Personally for the sake of one day I'd consider it, but obviously it's a choice only you could make smile

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