NWR - Job vent
I just applied for several positions internally with my company. I love my job but I'm looking for something that pays a little more and challenges me - I want to feel like I didn't waste all the time and money I spent on college!!
HR requires that you inform your current manager that you applied, in the past positions I've held in this company that was as simple as a quick "Hey, I did this" and they say "Cool".
This time - my manager almost got mad at me. He said "You've only been here a year, why would you want to move??" I told him because I hired (by his predecessor, someone I like INFINITELY more) with the expectation that I would be moved up within a short time...that hasn't happened and this guy just told me that wasn't his understanding and "we can't ever know what will happen tomorrow".
Gee - you think maybe that's why I'm looking elsewhere? Because if he won't support me, I pretty much need to do it myself!!
Now I feel almost embarassed that I said anything, and I shouldn't have to feel that way, there is nothing wrong with wanting to better yourself and your career.