By Bluevayero - 12/03/2019 14:00

Today, I found out I lost a promotion intended for me because I was on planned vacation. FML
I agree, your life sucks 2 387
You deserved it 151

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tounces7 27

Go-Getters don't take vacations! They work their lives away in little cubicles being productive little bees so the company can profit more until they either get a watch after 50 years or they die first.

Melanie Jane Tilson 8

How was it intended for you? Was it promised to you in writing? If someone verbally promised it, I'm afraid legally there's nothing you can do.

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You took a vacation? I guess you’re not a “team player.”

I used to work for a company like that. Essentially you had to ask permission in advance to only work 40 hours and even that was frowned upon.

Melanie Jane Tilson 8

How was it intended for you? Was it promised to you in writing? If someone verbally promised it, I'm afraid legally there's nothing you can do.

tounces7 27

Go-Getters don't take vacations! They work their lives away in little cubicles being productive little bees so the company can profit more until they either get a watch after 50 years or they die first.

xxWTFxx1981 23

Your boss probably told you that because he didn't want to be the bad guy I doubt they couldn't wait a week or two to promote you... you were scammed...

Aphrodite 20

Here’s a fact: you don’t miss out on a promotion just because you were on vacation. If it was intended for you it would have been waiting for you when you got back.

Or it is a shitty company/boss, creating a culture of fear where employees don't dare to take vacation and sick days because they're afraid on missing a promotion or something

OP, Except for very unusual conditions, nobody ever lost a promotion they were going to get by going on a planned vacation. You were probably misled as to the likelihood you were going to get the promotion. Sometimes managers lie, sometimes they imply things without actually promising it. Only trust things you get in writing for making important career plans - everything else can devolve down to BS. You now know your manager is misleading at best or dishonest at worst. Take that into account for your career plans. It’s very hard to work for a person like that. I know because I had a boss like that before.