I have moved into a separate room. It’s quiet over there, and the situation causes me to work hard.
Worrying signs are, I no longer go for a walk, chat to people in the kitchen, or stretch. I’m too concentrated on work. This is dangerous, because those who do their work best, are never promoted—what manager would want to lose a valuable resource doing all the job?
But the goal is for ME to become a manager!
I so far work under bosses’ second in command. He’s a good Admin, and we’ve done lots of work. He leaves back for Moscow on Saturday.
I must seize more local, UK managing responsibility now, to clearly be a candidate for promotion when it’s necessary.
On the lookout! 1 week ago
Despite suggestive talks, I “sleepwalked” into the end of my probation period, but haven’t even received the (formal) letter about probation end. I knew I passed because the guy who recommended me has received his Referral Bonus :)
So far: no pay increase, no hints of bonus, no hints of promotion, lots of work to do.
Where am I going? 3 weeks ago
The boss said today that, once my holiday is now over, I should become a “senior” Delivery, so should try to ask Support Manager to deal with me instead of the other.
He seems to have understood my place in the hierarchy now. It will be under another person who will have top over both Support and Delivery, but above other Delivery guys.
However that another person has mediocre English and I am truly bilingual, so who knows. ;-) 2 months ago
... continue. The boss said he’s going to put me above another IT Delivery guy. And might think about adding a junior to IT Delivery department.
On 12th November, my 3 months in the company elapse and I will become eligible for company benefits.
Will I become a manager? Don’t know, but so far I can see I’m clearly treated as a very senior rank. Even business cards have been ordered, as they say. 4 months ago
In November, as far my memory not fails me, the restrictions for my boss not to create an elaborated org-chart will be over.
There were numerous indications that he prefers me over other Delivery people, so who knows what is in store.
I am trying not to think often about career & promotions, probably because I seriously love the job I am doing. Lots of freedom and possibility for innovation make it really interesting, you are able to make a difference. 4 months ago
I am taking challenges and solving them. (None of them seem to come easy, probably because the existing state of the IT in this company is broken.)
That’s the way I work.
Must be careful not to become indispensable, as they never get promoted—too risky to move them, lest you want problems. 5 months ago
A friend who recommended me here has told me that my boss spoke positively about me. Hey, it’s good, it probably means I’m doing things right. I really enjoy working well by myself, but honestly, if it’s noticed and recognised—it’s an incentive to work even better.
“Team building” restaurant go—great to know my new colleagues, so far I quite like my new Department. Most people are of Indian subcontinent origins (Pakistani, Hindu and Sikh), they know the true value of mutual respect and are hiding less behind political correctness, speaking more openly if something needs to be said. I spent a great time, talked to my new boss a lot, and came home nearly at midnight. 5 months ago
Long time I always have been a top specialist, but so far, here in UK, managerial work wasn’t selecting me. In Russia I did work as a manager, and quite successful, but in my previous company, another person was promoted over my head, may be due to me appearing in wrong place when new manager had to be selected, and may be due to me not inspiring the powers that be as a good manager.
This new job of mine has potential for me to become a manager, while remaining still a good specialist.
And I think, why not? However high you be on an individual contributor track, you still remain within that scale and are unable to get higher salaries, bonuses and perks.
Plus, many of my ideas, can only be realised with a certain degree of independence, which a manager post can give.
So let’s become a manager! 6 months ago
I’m a small business owner who contracts with businesses to do technical work and marketing. What I found is I’m not a manager, I’m more of a contract employee. What I need to learn is how to make those clients delegate more and in turn how I can step up and take over without making them feel nervous or out of control. Feeling in control is what every company wants, but the problem is when they are in control of the things I do, they aren’t spending the time doing the things they need to focus on, like products, sales and services. I’ve put this task on my list of things because I think I could learn a lot about being a manager rather than being an employee. 2 years ago
i am a manager for my cousin jim. 2 years ago