This post left anonymously
Lied to about a promotion and can’t get over it?
They had acquired a new program just to select a manager. It had about three different levels, each one letting go the ones that didn’t make it. I worked my A off for this for a year and I rank #4 in the center of thousands. I have made it to the last level and it was down to me and another employee. I assumed I would be fighting with the other guy for the position.
I had even taken over as manager temporarily before for someone’s vacation and everyone of my employees ranks shot up higher than they had ever been.
They sent a floor wide email telling everyone to congratulate us on our management position. Basically everyone thinks I’m a manager. You would think at that point things are pretty set and done.
Then i come to find out this whole game was only temporary. Every year they mass hire and mass fire around this time and wanted extra managers available for it. Regardless of who got to that last level, you would be going right back to your original positions in a few months because they can’t afford to actually hire a new manager.
This of course was never once informed to us until after the battle was over.
I personally spoke with the owner about this. I informed him i feel a bit misled,… and when the floor sees me get into management then turn around and get demoted they will think it is because of something i have done.
I pleaded if there was any way i could nudge myself towards management since i was already practically there and he said no. Neither of us had actually ever had a shot.
My goals and years of work feel crushed.
My dream is to be able to make the income needed to live a lone in my own house. So if something doesn’t work out right with someone, I still have my home.
And i have lost my home over some ridiculous reasons.. i have always paid my bills and never have been unemployed… it’s always been because of other people’s emotional instability or inability to pay their part. I refuse to let myself be homeless over crap like this anymore.
I would move into a small cheap apartment but the ones around here are dangerous and I’m a small female all by myself. not cool.
Basically I set a huge goal and I accomplished it only to have it crushed by something out of my control. I am starting to lose my mind and have been extremely depressed. I know i could always go somewhere else but it just doesn’t make up for the 5 years of effort that have been trashed. I even have heart issues and have ended up in the ER over working too many hrs in a week. All for nothing.
I can’t seem to get over this and keep sinking further into an “i give up” state of mind.
Since writing this post Anonymous may have helped people, but has not within the last 4 days.
Invite Others to Help
A logged in and verified Help.com member has the ability to setup a Friends List and invite others to help with posts.