I'm balancing ethics with my own ambition. I’m realizing my department doesn’t have enough work for the two employees that we are. I’m not sure if this is something I’ve just realized (and no one else knows yet) but the risk of losing my job seems very high.
I want to position myself where I can advance and make myself more valuable to the entire company but I think this might risk alienating my manager by doing so. Not to mention, we’re in the middle of a pandemic/recession which is just adding a layer of stress to all parties involved.
Because if I don't get approval to split my time, I don't know if my manager will take it badly and I'll be under her sole report. So here are the crazy questions going through my mind.
*Should I let my manager know I can be of use outside my current department?
*Should I reach out to the other department manager to let her know where I think I might be very resourceful beforehand?
*Should I stay put and count on my manager to direct my time and hope that I don't get laid off because my department doesn't have enough work?
Any thoughts/advice from FGB’ers would be so great. Thank you!