Imagine receiving a call from your employer requesting a promotion…
Our hearts go out to this manager’s family as this business prepares for upcoming layoffs. To ask your employee to remain in their current position so that you can try for the promotion they were promised, though? the’s incredibly unprofessional, and the manager might already be digging their own grave if anyone were to learn about this kind of deliberate manipulation. Although we understand their plight, we feel much more compassion for their employee who expressed displeasure with the way this entire phone call was handled. They told their story via this thread on Reddit’s r/TrueOffMyChest subreddit, and let’s just say that the comments section’s responses to the manager’s actions were far less sympathetic than the Redditor’s. To see what they had to say, scroll down below.
The bottom line of the story is as follows
The manager contacted to ask for help but it got awkward and the conversation had to end
OP feels awkward about the situation but wanted to let the story out somehow
In conclusion, it is important for employees to recognize that their managers’ job security is not their responsibility. While it is understandable to want to help and support your manager, it is not your job to do so at the expense of your own work or well-being. If you find yourself in a situation where your manager is asking you to take on more than your fair share of responsibilities or to jeopardize your own job security, it may be time to speak up and set boundaries.
Now that you have read the story. it’s time for you to see what Redditors had to say on this. Read till the end to see what are other people’s opinions on this. Don’t forget to share your opinion at the end of this article.
Reversing the roles really makes you understand the situation better
To me, everyone should be doing their respective jobs in an organization instead of taking care of things that are not even part of their responsibility
Truly, this shows as a red flag of this manager
OP should never give up his position
The manager needs to humble himself
If the manager was good enough, he would never ask for this favor
This user here has put it up precisely and I could not agree more
Almost all Redditors advise OP to not comply with the manager
Remember, your work and your career are important, and it is your responsibility to advocate for yourself and protect your own interests. By doing so, you can ensure that you are able to perform at your best and continue to grow and develop in your career. So the next time your manager asks you to take on something that is not within your job description or asks you to put their needs above your own, remember that it is not your problem to solve.
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