Archive for August, 2011

August 4, 2011

Small Victories

by happytogethergirl

I spoke with our regional trainer today and she said that not only should I not worry about my current office letting me go if I bring up wanting to transfer, but that it would be illegal for them to do so.  Thumbs up!  She advised me to just wait until we’re sure (I posed it as a very vague, “we might be doing this” kind of question) to talk to my supervisor and our HR department here and to keep working hard so my reports and numbers look good if the Charleston branch pulls them when I apply.  But I also just got my assessment back from National Training and I don’t mean to brag, but my scores were very good and my trainer noted that I had a lot of potential so I’m hoping that counts for something too.

Now I just have to make sure that there’s no minimum amount of time that I need to be at this location before transferring to another one.  I’m currently searching all HR documents I can find to try to figure this out before approaching my direct supervisor, but so far I haven’t found anything addressing this particular issue.

Timing wise, we have good friends getting married here on October 14 and would really like to be around to celebrate with them so it looks like the end of October/beginning of November will be when we make this happen.  I’m planning on approaching my supervisor in early September to get the ball rolling.  It’s so amazing to even think about this actually happening!

I also got to move into a cubicle with a window at work today so that made me happy too 🙂  Like the title says, small victories.

~ Allison

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August 2, 2011

Baby Steps

by happytogethergirl

I have to keep reminding myself to take things slowly and not get ahead of myself with things I can’t do just yet. 

For example, I recently attended a National Training for my job and really got renewed and refreshed about it.  I feel good about transferring to another location and have started feeling more confident about being able to make that happen.  I want to start planning out the move right now!  However, I am going to talk to the trainer who led my break-out group soon to get her opinion on when to approach the idea of a transfer with my immediate supervisors here at this location.  What I don’t want is to tell my managers I would like to transfer and have them let me go immediately since I’ll be leaving in a few months anyway.  Because for now, I really need this job.

Another example is apartment hunting.  I have to tear myself away from Craigslist listings of places that would be perfect and affordable for us, but a) we don’t know what we can afford yet and b) everything that’s available now will be long gone by Oct/Nov!

So while it’s exciting to think about all of the possibilities, it can be frustrating as well because we’re kind of in a holding pattern at the moment.  But I’m doing my best 🙂

~ Allison