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can they do this?

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m0therofdragons Wed 03-Jun-15 21:13:29

Today I was asked if I'd like more hours and more of a role I enjoy as there's so much work in the dept. I said I'd speak to dh as we'd need to sort childcare but potentially yes I'd really like to and I do think the role I do now and the new one could work well together. When I said that my boss changed slightly and opened up that my current role will be likely to move to a new team but he'd like me to stay and take on the other work for all my hours.
So far sounds great. it's my ideal job and an area I hoped I'd go into in the future.
Then he said x will be leaving the dept so basically it's her job we want you to do.
Me: "oh I hadn't realised x was looking to leave"
boss: "erm well errr, yes well we hope x will stay in the company but we feel x's skills would fit better in a different dept."
so now it sounds like x is being shunted over and I'm getting the job.
Can they do this? (I always thought x was fairly good at their job).

It's awkward as I'm delighted but uncomfortable at the same time. X is lovely and been there 10 years when I've only been there a year.

flowery Thu 04-Jun-15 09:55:42

No idea without knowing what her contract says and how different the job is. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. If this happens and she isn't happy, I'm sure she'll raise it with the relevant people.

m0therofdragons Thu 04-Jun-15 13:53:48

I just feel guilty and wouldn't want her to think I've been snide.

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