Today I started my new job and I think I am really going to like it.
A couple of weeks ago I quit my old job, but it had been in the cards for some time...
People were starting to drift away from the company, people with a lot of experience and knowledge. Then my supervisor was asked to leave the company at a point when our department needed her the most. I hung on even though it was starting to get to the point where I disliked going in to work. The environment had changed.
Then came the last straw. I was passed over for promotion.
Being that I constantly excelled at any given task and quickly rose through the ranks in the year that I was there, that I was consistently the highest producer in my department, and that I was voted the company MVP two months prior this wasn't a case of "sour grapes".
Two people were promoted instead of me...
One definitely had me on seniority, but she was always the lowest producer in the department. She had even been assigned a lesser workload and she still remained with the lowest numbers.
Now the second one had only been in the department for a month and was the manager's cousin, so I am thinking nepotism on that one. She did not merit a promotion at all.
Not only was I shocked at who was promoted, so were my co-workers.
Of course I brought my concerns to the new supervisor's attention and she tried to placate me by saying that she would promote me in September, maybe. Not good enough, so I took up my case with Human Resources and when she started in with her tap dance I had no choice but to tell them to "Take this job and shove it".
I was a little depressed, but Season stuck by me, cheered me up, and supported my decision. Now I have a much better job with a big increase in pay and incentives. Excellent.
Thank you Season for all your love and support, you rock!
The icing on the cake came when I spoke to a couple of co-workers at my old job and they told me that they had to hire two people to replace me since the workload had piled up and that many in the department were looking elsewhere for employment too.
Good luck guys!