In light of the thief’s departure at work this has left a job vacancy. A job that I told, no promised myself when he was appointed that if this one failed I would apply. This it the fourth factory manager in the 5 years I’ve been working there. The first was AMAZING and I can only hope that if I get this job I do him justice. The first one taught me so much about what I do know and was very good at explaining things so that they made sense. This man once spent half an hour folding paper to show me how things would look when they are made. Best factory manager EVERRRRR. Anyway after he left (after a long and hard 8 years with the company) someone internal stepped in and unfortunately couldn’t handle the stress and when he just got the hang of things gave up. Then someone else came along who was out of his depth both with our product and the staff. Then the thief was appointed. I disliked him from day one and I think subconsciously made a vow that I would have his job. I didn’t highlight his theft to take his job, I hadn’t even thought of that at that point.
It’s in this week that I’ve really been wondering; should I? Then yesterday my friend at work text me that he and the dispatch guy think I should have that job and when was I going to talk to our boss. They harassed me (nicely) about it ALLLLL day yesterday. This morning I put on the big girl pants and went to chat to my boss. I asked if he had time for a chat and he looked very worried as usually that is the start of someone resigning haha I said I wanted to see what his thoughts were on my applying for that job and if he would consider me then consider me applying. He looks puzzled and said “I thought I spoke to you about this last time?” and I’m sitting there thinking “oh f***! That’s a no!” but it wasn’t! He said that obviously I wouldn’t want or be expected to “roll up my sleeves and jump on a machine”. As much as I am about equality for women and anything men can do I can also do I am also a realist and the machine operator roles are not something I am physically capable of simply because I don’t have the strength nor am I big enough for that! He said that the only thing he thinks I’d need work on is the Healthy & Safety aspect as I haven’t done any of that yet. But there are courses and my eye for detail is an asset for that side of things. So I have a very real chance of getting this promotion. I only told one my friend at work, said he could tell the other guy if he chose but I wasn’t going to be telling anyone else. I don’t want it known by all, as if by some chance I don’t get it I don’t want people knowing. My boss told me that the only thing he has to really decide is if he wants to take me off the path I’m on now as they are grooming me for another management role or let me take this one. I said I’d like to take this one as I want a challenge now. I want to be challenged and make use of my problem solving skills and knowledge of our systems, products, customers and staff.
The job is advertised with a recruitment company and my boss said he would discuss with them about not having a fee if he gives the job to someone internally. He said my name has been mentioned the past few times the job has been vacant and that my name has been put forward by several people time and time again. That in itself is a huge compliment. So fingers crossed for me people and watch this space. I’m excited to be considered and definitely considering the job mine as I totally believe in the power of positive thinking. I’m also excited by the thought of a company ute, phone and pay rise (not that I know what the pay is for this job) that goes with this job. The professional and personal advantages and growth with this job would be fantastic.
Have a wonderful weekend
Crazy Cat Lady xx