By Anonymous - United States - Dekalb
Today, I found out I was passed over for the promotion I've wanted for 9 months at the fast food restaurant I work in. Who got the job? The 16 year old girl I trained 2 weeks ago. Their excuse was, "She has ambition." I'm going to college for food service management. She failed her drug test. FML
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By  khaoticpanda  |  28

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I think she's trying to say the young girl received the promotion because the boss thinks she's attractive, and may possibly have sexual intent. Still a really big jump, as there could be a million other possibilities. That's also not valid 'sexual harassment'.

  jaycee1209  |  5

#48, Have you thought about the possibilities of the boss actually being a woman? The girl getting the promotion doesn't mean it has to be due to sexual harassment or anything in that area.

  amisenho  |  11

I'm not trying to imply that correlation equals causation, but I worked at a movie theater for over 8 years with no promotion, monetary or positional, and I saw managers come and go as the years passed. Roughly 90% of the females that were promoted to manager positions were intentionally given the promotion within 4 months because the general manager had deliberate romantic intentions. How do I know this for a fact, you may ask? He was brought into corporate light about his personal relationships with those girls who he'd promoted to manager within a year and were still in high school. If that's not enough indication, he had personal (and quite uncomfortable) conversations with me about how attractive they were in the Victoria's Secret undies that he'd bought for them on their first dates (I had a reputation at the theater for being extremely non-judgmental). And, as no shock to the rest of us, he's currently dating a girl who once worked at the theater and ended up quitting just so she could date him and avoid flak for it at said theater. With that being said, it wouldn't surprise me slightly if OP's situation ultimately turns into my past experience.

  Arwen_Evenstar  |  37

It sucks that if a women gets a promotion, deserved or otherwise, people jump to the conclusion they slept with someone to get it. Especially if they're promoted over a man.
Almost never assumed when males are promoted unless there's evidence.

  \  |  28

This sounds like a ploy for the creepy boss to get closer to the girl...

By  Jabberwockyy  |  13

That isn't even right. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that your manager just might be a male. Though if they are, he doesn't make the rest of us look very good.

By  MrConcise  |  34

Is nobody considering that maybe the job in question is dead end and the company thinks they can trap and mold a 16-year-old druggie, whereas the college grad would have better opportunities?

  junkman6  |  22

No I'm thinking the boss molded the 16 year old over his couch a few times and that's why she got the promotion. Nothing company oriented about this.

  MossyStump  |  7

Its quite possible, but theres no way we can tell. Employers sometimes like employees who havent had any prior experience, as they can teach them "their way".

  Peachy2392  |  26

Without some info from OP we won't find out. If it is a dead end job, then its probably for the best that they gave it to the 16 year old. With OP's degree, OP can do much better.