Thursday, September 30, 2004

To stay or not to stay

I have been thinking of leaving my job at the end of the year, and looking for something else to do. I've been at my job for the last 3 years and my contract runs up by about March next year. Anyway, I think it's time to move on to something else. What that something else is, I still don't have a clue. Something fluffy would be great - either in fa-shun or entertainment. I am so not serious and business-like.

Then, this morning, my boss suggested I take a part-time diploma in Financial Management or something of its equivalent. She felt it would greatly enhance my work here and would be useful in future jobs. I see her logic and agree that if I want to stay in a corporate job, this course would greatly enhance what I've already learnt.

It is obvious my boss sees me staying here for the long term, as she told me in her office that she could see me taking over her position when she retires, if I was willing. That really stunned me. Take over? Gah! This changes all my old plans. Should I stay in my job or leave? Much mulling ahead.

8 comments:

Woof! said...

err.. take over when she retires? how many decades is that? these days there is no premium / value for loyalty.. think if u find something u like / pays tons more, move man!

and w.r.t. the diploma, it's crossed my mind too.. but a lot of people have told me that employers dont seem to think very highly of them..

cour marly said...

I know how bosses work. They tell everybody the same thing... "I'll groom you for my position" Then people don't quit you see.

Cowboy Caleb said...

you're on contract basis and she tells you this?

If she offers you a perm position, then stay. Otherwise leave for a better job.

littlecartnoodles said...

Was she offering to sponsor the cost of the diploma course ? If not, ask her to go fly a kite.

Agree with Cowboy. If your boss is not even offering to convert you to regular headcount, then she's not serious about grooming you.

JellyGirl said...

Woof!: Nah it won't be decades, she's fairly close to retirement age.

CZM: She said the centre could partially sponsor the course if I decided to take it up. Of course partially sponsor could be anything from 10% to 50%...

Everyone: I should add that the university doesn't offer any permanent positions to non-academic staff, they have something called permanant contract staff...whatever that means. Thanks though for your thoughts, it definitely gives me a new angle to look at it from :)

Cowboy Caleb said...

permatemps are suing their employers big time in the states for exploitation.

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