Can anyone here say that they were promoted thanks exclusively to their dedicated work and commitment? I ask because I always do my best, they constantly promise me a promotion, which I never get.
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I've been really lucky working for a good director who knows her sh-t, and her boss(VP) has always been good to me as well. I've been promoted probably 6 times since I got here quite a few years ago, and the last change was a jump in grade level and the creation of a new role specifically for me, which my boss and I are hoping will translate into an actual named new HR role for our team, and probably finally send me over to the director side. Here's hoping. I do see a lot of people having to find another job in order to get to that higher grade level because they are overall stingy with promotions due to our draconian HR department. HR doesn't care if all the great people are on one team, that manager will still only get 1 level promotion and a couple of degree promotion opps per year. When I had a team I did a lot of jockeying in order to make sure I had all the best people on my team, but then I had to play the stupid game with HR begging to get them promoted, because of the stupid percentages game they play.
In the end it all comes down to your manager - if they value you they will fight for you to get promoted, if they don't care you won't get promoted. My advice would be to find a new manager.
I am truly blessed to work under great leaders at hcsc and they gave me two deserving promotions within 3yrs span and in the same career track that I joined for.
I do know there are few of my colleagues were not given the promotion at the speed of mine and they had to search and apply for jobs in other departments.
I received one promotion,and yes, I worked my a-s off and deserved it. However, the promotion actually came after my boss had high attrition and was afraid she would lose one more team member. That would look bad. Ppl were leaving in droves because of her. It matters not. What really matters is taking good care of people and awarding them after they kick bu-t.
Every promotion I’ve gotten over the course many years has been because I searched, applied and got higher level jobs. Never has my hard work been deemed worthy of a promotion. It seems like you have to be friends with the right people to get somewhere.