Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Work: Peaks & Valleys

I once heard someone say that marriages have their "peaks and valleys" (a.k.a. good times and bad times). I have since attributed that idea to my own marriage, as well as my job.

I've been employed with the same company for just over 4 years. During that time I have had 1 promotion and a couple of decent raises, and I also earned my bachelor's degree in organizational management. Now, before I go any further, I want to stress the fact that I'm not saying that I'm any better than anyone else on my team. I just happen to be the only one with a college degree. And recently, I have taken the initiative to improve myself and my career. I spoke with my manager and we are working toward another promotion for me around the beginning of 2005.

Part of the promotion will give me a little bit more authority over my peers than I have right now. Let's say the manager is level 1, the team leader is a level 2, and everyone else is a level 3. Well, my promotion, if I get it (and I think I will) will put me somewhere between a 2 and a 3.

In today's team meeting, my manager mentioned that I will be beginning to work on some projects with her and the team leaders. While most of the group seemed to logically accept this as a natural progression of someone who has been here (and worked hard!) for 4 years, there were definitely a few who didn't warm up to the idea. In fact, once my manager had finished talking about it, one girl said that she would need to talk to her after the meeting. Okay, whatever.

I'm not really worried about the whole thing, I just wonder why some people are the way they are. On top of the hour-long meeting that the above-mentioned girl had with our manager after the team meeting, I also heard some definite whispering going on. Why can't they just accept me and the fact that I am trying to better myself. And it's not like I'm going to make them bow down to me. I'm going to be doing something that will certainly make their jobs quite a bit easier. But they just can't look at it that way, I guess. In all honesty, I believe that a few of them wouldn't be able to see through their green veil of jealousy no matter what I did for them.

So, that brings me back to the peaks and valleys thing. I'm hoping that I'm wrong, but I feel like I'm about to dip down into another deep valley. I just pray that when I get down there, I'll be able to find a rope or something to hold on to in order to climb back up the next peak.

***UPDATE - 1:48pm***
Whoa! That was a fast slide! We just found out that one of our team members has to go on maternity leave early. That means our workforce will be cut by 20%. Deep, dark valley, here I come!

posted by Susan
at about 1:08 PM

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