By disgruntled - 26/3/2019 18:00
Today, I was passed over for a team lead role at work which went to my older male coworker instead. He repeatedly said that he only wanted the position for the money and didn’t care about leading. When I asked why he was offered the role over me, they said he had more leadership experience. FML
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By  ozie_bear  |  6

Hmmm. “Older male colleague” - I take means your are female? Sounds like sour grapes to me. Or an SJW entitlement complex. Maybe, just maybe he was genuinely more qualified than you. Grow up and be happy for him. Resentment is never pretty.

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By  ozie_bear  |  6

Hmmm. “Older male colleague” - I take means your are female? Sounds like sour grapes to me. Or an SJW entitlement complex. Maybe, just maybe he was genuinely more qualified than you. Grow up and be happy for him. Resentment is never pretty.

By  Adam Westwood  |  14

What makes you think you were entitled to the promotion over the older guy? Does the fact that he is a dude have some relevence to your complaint or are you just a feminist? The powers that be have the deciding vote for the promotion, they can promote who they want.

By  davidfong  |  14

Based on what you said I can’t give a real comment with out seeing both of your work history.
Is it possible that he is more qualified then you and that why you didn’t get the job. I hope they didn’t pass you up because your a women. It’s 2019 and people get sued/fired for this like this.

By  PenguinPal3017  |  18

I was given the team lead role over older more experienced people, but at my company there is no extra salary for being a team lead. It might help you bargain for a higher salary, but nothing is guaranteed.

By  iamnuff  |  11

I mean, what other reason could there be for accepting a promotion? 'care about leading' what? You just want authority over people then?

Nah, be serious. If you're accepting more work and more responsibility, then money is the sole reason for that.
Pretending otherwise is probably what lost you points. Along with you being younger and probably less qualified in general.

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"money is the only reason to accept a promotion".. are you nuts? its ALWAYS a factor but its rarely the only factor. Bullshit has a price and they could pay me well to do garbage but its far and away at the bottom of my list. different people have different priorities. Also taking to FML instead of talking to someone to find out what changes you can make to try and ensure future promotions doesnt really give the whole personal responsibility vibe. obviously we dont have all the info but its entirely possible based IN PART on his personality traits they figured hed be a better fit. or less power hungry. many possibilities