It’s “the place are you now?” month at Ask a Supervisor, and all December I’m operating updates from individuals who had their letters right here answered up to now. Listed here are three updates from previous letter-writers.
There can be extra posts than ordinary this week, so maintain checking again all through the day.
1. Ought to my coworker be allowed to be a jerk to me as a result of she’s pregnant?
Maria ended up happening depart a day after the article got here out. My supervisor informed Maria that I used to be busy on the ground and wouldn’t have the ability to reply to her emails. I by no means forwarded the e-mail to my boss however I do have them saved if it begins occurring once more.
The months that Maria was gone have been bliss. I used to be not afraid to examine my electronic mail anymore, and issues may very well be completed with out a micromanager off web site. I ended up actually flourishing whereas she was gone. I obtained compliments on how I used to be dealing with issues from my supervisor, the particular person masking for Maria, and extra importantly our boss. In that point, I made a decision when Maria got here again I used to be solely going to incorporate her issues that she wanted to know, as an alternative of earlier than the place she wished to be included in all the pieces.
Maria is again, and I’ve even gotten a easy thanks electronic mail, which I had by no means obtained from her earlier than. Maria even gave me compliments by my supervisor. Sadly, Maria is now selecting on a special coworker so I don’t suppose she has modified an excessive amount of.
2. Once I ask for a elevate, my firm asks what extra I’m keen to tackle to justify it (#2 on the hyperlink)
I really went to speak to my boss a couple of totally different subject and through that discuss, my boss informed me I used to be getting a promotion, a brand new title, made salaried as an alternative of hourly, and getting a couple of 50% pay elevate! I’m additionally supposed to speak to them about wage each different yr going ahead as they “didn’t notice” I hadn’t gotten a elevate in so lengthy. I’ve really scheduled that wage discuss as reminder on my calendar so I don’t overlook and really feel way more assured about approaching them now for a elevate.
I haven’t gotten all the main points on the brand new job but however we’re supposed to satisfy to go over the complete description “quickly.” The pay improve is already in impact. I’m a bit nervous as a result of I haven’t heard what’s coming off my desk from my present job, if we’re mixing the outdated and new or what. I’m already working Sept. 11 hours a day making an attempt to maintain up with my present job. We’ll see how the assembly goes, however a HUGE monetary fear is off my shoulders!
3. Shifting to a post-science profession (#6 on the hyperlink)
It’s been a full decade and I assumed readers would possibly take pleasure in an replace from a long-ago submission.
Lengthy story brief: I did find yourself leaving science. It did take me longer than anticipated to make a full pivot into my new subject – one of many riskier issues I’ve ever completed. Nevertheless, now my solely remorse is that I didn’t depart sooner. I learn my letter to you and was saddened on the state I used to be in when writing it. Greatest to keep away from being pushed to despair.
My new subject is much more risky these days, however I’m additionally an entire lot happier. I’m grateful I used to be capable of finding a totally totally different path for myself.
Thanks for publishing my letter ten years in the past and the nice useful resource you’ve been to the AAM neighborhood since.