My boss was just informed that her position is being eliminated.
November 2,2022 at 11:27PM UTC
I work as a Director in a non-clinical dept of a hospital. My boss is a VP and we’re the only two people in our office, which is part of a still small dept (without giving specifics, we work in the regulatory space of healthcare). Last year our previous dept chief was pushed out and a new external hire started over the summer. The previous chief hired my boss, as they had previously worked together. I’ve had a feeling upper mgmt has been trying to push my boss out for a while. Btw, this is best boss I’ve ever had, so definitely not happy about this.
i don’t know what the exact plan is for me going forward, though I do now the current dept chief is supposed to also be the chief of my boss’ area. We were already planning on hiring another person that I was going to supervise. I’m looking for advice from those that have maybe been in this situation before. I see one of three things happening:
1) They tell me my job isn’t changing but the expectation becomes that I’m doing all the work and the chief is just signing off. I have a problem with me doing all the work and this person taking all the credit. There is absolutely no way this person can take on the workload of my boss and I can’t do both jobs either, even with an additional hire. It will definitely push me into job seeking mode.
2) some negotiations on my responsibilities and whatnot. Not sure how likely this is, though I figure I’m in a decent position to negotiate as I would be the only one in the office at this point.
3) Something unexpected.
this is a situation where I’m hoping for the best but trying to prepare for what’s going to be thrown at me.
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