Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Don't count your chickens

Remember I had that meeting with the big boss of that new dept?

It went well and they said they'd come back to me.

We spoke on Friday 1st and talked through a verbal offer.

I came back on the Monday and told them to go ahead with the letter and whatnot after seeing a dummy payslip.

After 4 days of waiting (yes, I'm slow) I figured something must be up so sent through a mail.

Get a meeting invite from HR as a response which can only mean bad things.

Long story short...

my non-negotiable, the increased job grade (and a resultant effect, increased salary), is a no-go.

I was, and still am, very disappointed. Especially since I thought the paperwork was

I absolutely believe that all of these "internal policies" would be a non-issue if I was a candidate outside the company.

For now, my best bet is sticking with my team.

I actually had the news on Friday already but it takes me time to process through things and think them all through.

Of course I sent the appropriate, professional email to all concerned to thank them, blah blah blah, to keep the doors open... but still, disappointed.

5 comments:

  1. You know what? You amaze me with your driven-ness (I realise that isnt a word). Ive been in the same position for a while now and quite honest cant stand it but Im far too lazy to look around and find something else and also a bit scared. You just go for it balls to the wall. Good on you chick.

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  2. So sorry to hear. I know how you feel. I'm up for a promotion with my current job and I'm not sure if I'll get it. I'll find out in January.

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  3. Ugh. Sorry things turned out poorly. :(

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  4. Sadia, your comment made me smile.

    "Poorly" is such a British word :)

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