Originally posted by Cheryl Gray:
I have a terrible manager but he is finally leaving. Before he left, he made sure he put me on a crummy project but he says that he'll put my name on a new project coming up sometime soon. He had said this before about another project, but he later started trashing my skills.
In the past he didn't like me and would give my projects to his 2 favs. Stupid me, I figured that he would change since he's moving under management he once hated. He is still trashing my work and does not seem to recognize the work that I do. How can I make sure that my name is on the "list" as he says? Should I ask to see the list? I don't want to be forgotten since new management(a very nice person I've heard) is taking over. I am thinking of sending an email to the new management and expressing my interest in the project as well as forwarding my resume. In this way, I won't be forgotten for sure.
I know this not the best time to be looking for another job, but I am. I'm very unhappy where I am, and I've tried looking into other depts. But they are hiring left and right for outsiders.
Do you have a name of the new manager? Invite him or her out to breakfast or lunch before that individual ever get the foot into the department. Executives and upper management do that all the times, try to do that if is not too much inconvenient. The cardinal rule to remember never hit the falling enemy. If he or she refuse, at least you will be remember as classy one.
The company hire outsider before spend the time searching for insider talent is odd. But play the game out until you see the US white collar labor market sign of improvement.