By DED - United States - Eugene
Today, I found out that a co-worker has been promoted to Store Manager. She has been here for less than 6 months, and I have been with the company for 10 years. Guess who has been training her for the last 6 months. FML
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By  rickAUS  |  22

Have you been in the same position for those 10 years and or showed any self motivation to up skill to be considered store manager material?

I know people who have been in jobs for 10+ years too but they literally know nothing about how the business works outside of their role.

By  davidfong  |  14

While I agree with promoting from with in a company. I don’t think that the person that you trained for 6 month over passed you for no reason, and it possible that she was hired to be the store manager.
My suggestion would to maybe find out why you weren’t promoted and then go from there. I wouldn’t just quit because you didn’t get the job, but that’s your choice also.
In a previous Job I worked I tried to be a manager and I spoke with the owner, and she went over with me why I wasn’t ready yet, there was a lot more things that I would have to deal with and after talking with her I realized I wasn’t ready also. I believe in doing a good job and if she promoted me at that time I would have been the employee that I wanted to be.

By  xxWTFxx1981  |  21

Amount of time does not mean you deserve promotion over another. Are you management material? Have you made it clear that you were even interested in a management position. I think it is important to set goals and be clear with your peers career goals.