Or: Why I’ve Been the Worst Blogger in the History of Time
It’s a common fact that being promoted is an excellent thing. It is a deserved reward for hard work, and appreciates that an individual has a greater capacity for success in the work place. It should be celebrated, and comes with all sorts of perks, like better pay and increased professional importance.
That’s why people get pretty jazzed* about it.
*This is how the cool kids are talking these days, right? Man, I’m so hip.
But sometimes this is not true.
Sometimes, you are abruptly told that you have been promoted.
**And it is always very awkward.
…Into a different department. Onto a different career path. With largely increased responsibilities. Without increased pay.
***Resulting in even more awkward-looking poses. It’s hard to stop an awkward dance in progress.
But still. You have been promoted. And there’s not very much you can do about it. Because it’s an honor. Your professional superiors are acknowledging your potential! And your hard work!
As a newly promoted individual, it’s your job to dedicate yourself completely to your job. Your projects are your life. You’re tasked with showing you’ve earned your professional status.
Your new professional status means you are now doing a different job, however. Which means you will have larger quotas to meet, increased responsibilities to fulfill, and a greater bar of achievement to hit.
Of course, more responsibilities mean longer hours. And that’s only to be expected, because you’re growing, professionally. That’s great, right?
It’ll look great on your resume. I swear.