Would like some professional advice for my job..

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Would like some professional advice for my job..

Postby andy1088 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:27 pm

A former coworker of mine just got promoted to be an Assistant Manager in a new store for him. His position was at my old store of "team lead". I transferred to a slower store to become a full-time key holder which is the position right below team lead. I feel that since I used to work at the old store (1 year 9 months to be exact) and have been at the new store for nearly 5 months that I have the experience necessary to go for the job. The only issue I can see holding me back is my good friend works in the store and said they have three internal candidates. One of which is not currently a key holder, one is not full-time (usually a requirement) and the other in mine and my friends opinion does not fit the job well. Would it be in my best interest to apply? I don't want it to create friction with my manager, but at the same time this could be a great opportunity for me to move up. I need advice
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Postby 432521 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:50 am

I think you should go for the team lead position at your old store. I assume you transferred to the new store because at the time your old store didn't have the option for any advancement so you had to move to a different store for a better chance. From what you have said it seems you have the experience and if they have options for people throughout the company to move from store to store to get advancement you should. WHere I work (academy sports) people do it all the time and its everyone is fine with it unless the new person works for a couple of weeks and it is obvious that someone else should have gotten the job because the new team lead has no idea what they doing.
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Postby andy1088 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:14 am

Thanks.. What would you recommend saying to my manager? Just tell him "you know I'm looking to move up and a sales lead position finally opened up and I would like to apply for it"? I'm just nervous I won't get it. Not to say I'm not qualified, but I am. Also, to answer your question the only reason I switched stores was to become full-time and get the tools necessary to be a manager without the manager title. I would have been third in line at my old store.
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Postby Ratfacedudeguy » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:55 am

Yes, that's exactly what you should say. At the end of the day, business is business, positions are volatile, and ultimately everyone should be expected to act in their own best interest. If your manager is anywhere near halfway decent he will say exactly that and encourage you to apply to advance your career path.
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Postby andy1088 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:30 pm

Ratfacedudeguy2 wrote:Yes, that's exactly what you should say. At the end of the day, business is business, positions are volatile, and ultimately everyone should be expected to act in their own best interest. If your manager is anywhere near halfway decent he will say exactly that and encourage you to apply to advance your career path.


Thank you. As soon as the position opens up I will chat with my manager. I sent an e-mail to my old manager asking him what he thought my chances would be and also letting him know that I'm extremely interested. He hasn't responded, but my friend claims he was off today.
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