Thread regarding Occidental Petroleum Corp. layoffs

Benefits of promotion

I wanted a promotion - until I got promoted. I should have inquired a little better whether it’s really worth getting a promotion.

In my case, the promotion was accompanied by a raise that's much lower than I expected, but it brought me an enormous amount of work and stress. I am almost certain that many have regretted giving their all to get a promotion.

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So you are saying that they are lazy, can’t follow directions, and are insubordinate? That’s what I noticed too.

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Post ID: @4aac+1g6NH5Tc

Congratulations... This is the industry post the "great crew change". Spent the last five years of my career having to convince junior staff that the the tasks assigned had personal value and worthy of their effort. If it wasn't interesting enough, they generally found something else that made them happy. These are Wildcatters of the next generation.

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Post ID: @4igz+1g6NH5Tc

You think you made a mistake? I think the mistake may have been promoting you.

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Post ID: @2uyh+1g6NH5Tc

You have the responsibility but no authority to make decisions anymore. Isn't that just perfect. Must get back to my PowerPoint presentation.

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Post ID: @1zwx+1g6NH5Tc

If you don’t want to be a supervisor then just tell management you don’t want that. If you are an excellent technical professional you will be promoted along the technical ladder. Now if you don’t want responsibility then the company doesn’t want you and you can just take a hike.

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Post ID: @1lga+1g6NH5Tc

SMH. I can’t believe you are crying about getting a promotion and having more responsibility and workload. Please leave.

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Post ID: @1tcv+1g6NH5Tc

Hear that. Unless you are on a promotion ladder to the next level being a Team Lead level is still working and supervising on the side. People still want their work done whether you are a lead or not. If you are young a lead is a stepping stone to something higher that will payoff later, but if you are older it is better to be a good contributor and leave the stepping stones to the young. That is just my opinion, but it is hard to say no when people believe in you whether young or old.

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