Can you work your way up?

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Can you work your way up?
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Mon, 03-22-2010 - 10:33am
Does your job allow you to work
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Mon, 03-22-2010 - 11:35am

Since I'm one of the 2 people in my department, the only way I can get a promotion is if my boss retires. There would be more opportunity at a larger, different company but then I wouldn't have the perks I have now. I can take time off if needed, I can bring my son to work, I can set my own hours, (all within in reason and the work still gets done on time, of course) and I love the people I work with. So I stay where I'm at.

As far as my ah work goes, I'm the owner with only me as the sole employee so I'm already at the top, so to speak.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Mon, 03-22-2010 - 12:02pm

That is the best when you can be the boss of you, so to speak.

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Mon, 03-22-2010 - 7:48pm

Yep. :-) I'm with direct sales, so I can go as high as I want. Yay! It's been fun to watch my team grow as well. I love watching them succeed and move up too!


Debbie

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Tue, 03-23-2010 - 1:29am

The only problem with me as an employee is that my paychecks reflect my productivity.

The bridal shop is an owner operated one store operation. My boss is the owner. She will be 80 at the end of this week. She has been talking about retiring ever since I got hired 12 years ago. Her dd is the manager and she runs the company. Counting everyone, there are only 6 employees. As long as the alterations and the fitting appointments are covered, I can take time off within reason. On the other hand, I've also gone in on my days off to do a fitting for one of my brides or for one of my boss's fittings. It works both ways.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Tue, 03-23-2010 - 1:02pm
80, wow!
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Tue, 03-23-2010 - 6:23pm

There are advancement opportunities within my company and as you advance you earn more pay. Since I am essentially the boss, I decide if I want to advance or not!

I also plan on retiring at 40 so half that age!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Megan Russell

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Wed, 03-24-2010 - 11:12am

Then what will you do? I plan on working as long as I can. But then my job, career, and hobby are all the same thing. I will sew until I die or health prevents me.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Wed, 03-24-2010 - 11:16am

We are all convinced that they bought the bridal shop where the wife worked so that the wife could continue sewing on wedding gowns and sewing custom gowns. It's a hobby that also pays the bills. Just as I look at my job and career as having the cake as well as eating it. Sewing can be expensive especially if you want to sew historical clothing.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett