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 Post subject: Meh.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:32 pm 
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Work is work.

Reorganized again this summer. Got a new manager (someone I trained. Yay.) And me and my partner in crime were basically told that we couldn't move up to working on stuff with more visibility/importance because the grunt work still needed to be done, and gosh darn it, we were just so good at it. (We have a combined total of 33 years of experience, including the work we wanted to be doing.) Meanwhile, the people doing the other work were getting awards and promotions, and just dumping the actual work on me and the PiC whenever they could.

Fast forward to last week. PiC is transferring out of the dept, and now it's just me to handle the grunt work. So part of that will be shifted to our European counterparts, and I'll get to do cooler work because they are panicking that I will leave too.

Also, another dept gave me a $200 spot award for heppin'. More than I've gotten from my own lately...

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Hey, that's something! Congratulations.


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It's something, but is it enough? If your company won't let you take opportunities until they absolutely have to to try to keep you, it would seem that maybe you should make additional demands, or just shop yourself around for a better opportunity elsewhere.

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They are REALLY flexible in terms of telecommuting and I get tons of vacation (5 weeks + 1 week closure for the holidays, going up to 6 weeks + 1 in 2018). Plus approx. 15% bonus every year. So there are still some reasons to stay. It's just sometimes not interesting at all and it sucks to not be appreciated by the right people...

OTOH, the new manager is happy with my work. She's going to try to do something for me. We'll see how that goes. I've been doing phone interviews elsewhere, though.

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