I've been in my current role, in my current company, for 6.5 y. I have pursued promotions (I both want to manage people and have experience doing so AND I want more money as I'm currently earning way below my market value) but opportunities in the company are few and far between; now there is a new opportunity and I've been told I've been tapped for it. There's no guarantee I will get it but it seems highly likely. Of course, a recruiter came along simultaneously, offering me a position that is both a big step up and pays 50% more than I currently make (about in line with my current market value)... The problem is that it is with a direct competitor of my company - I do feel some sense of loyalty to my company given the many ups and (mostly) downs of my industry these last 6 years. Am I crazy to feel moving to a competitor is wrong? Is that an outdated and generational thing? - Thank you for any input!
Browse recent posts
So, I work for three very controlling and erratic bosses.
Everyone is always on guard for what will happen to me next, very chaotic. I have an opportunity to potentially switch departments but I know if I go down this road, they will sabotage me. My friend who is trying to steal me wants me to give a presentation for her department so that her boss can see my skills before I apply. Problem is, how do I tell my manager or do I just do it and beg forgiveness. She will be angry when she finds out but if I ask she’ll likely say no..
0 Likes • 0 Comments
My company just offered a voluntary transition program for individuals in my group(over 1,000 people) an option to voluntarily separate with a lucrative payout if you started with the firm/group prior to January 1, 2022.
I know many people who started in December 2021 so they qualify by a few weeks and I started mid January so I don’t qualify by a few weeks. How is this legal ? They should have offered this voluntary package to all of us, right ?
2 Likes • 17 Comments
Proud at Work: Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity in the Workplace
Join us for an empowering event sponsored by General Motors, Fairygodboss, and The Muse x Fairygodboss Diversity and Inclusion Group (DIG).
✨ Date: June 8
✨ Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
✨ Location: Virtual on Hopin
This free event is a unique opportunity for professionals to come together and celebrate the progress we've made in LGBTQIA+ inclusivity at the workplace, while also discussing how we can continue to promote acceptance and empowerment.
Register here at bit.ly/43Kef0g
0 Likes • 0 Comments
I have a wonderful coworker (Supervisor) that I have worked with for 2 years.
She is a hard worker, never calls in and always goes above and beyond to get the job done. She has amazing performance reviews and has never had an issue with management or other employees.
Our company requires a background check before an employee can start. Apparently our old General Manager did not process her background check and just allowed her to start. She had a run in with the law in 2011 and was convicted in 2018. Once she was allowed to work she assumed the company didn't care about the conviction. There was not a question asking "have you ever been convicted of a felony", so she did not falsify any information. She turned her paperwork in like she was supposed to.
Fast-forward to the current day.... the company realized that her background was never processed and she is now awaiting the results. Her fear is that the background check could cause her to lose her job.
Isn't it the companies responsibility to make sure all of the employees background checks are processed? Should the burden fall back on the employee? ANY advice for her would be helpful.
1 Like • 3 Comments
I would like to rebuild my work confidence and resume my professional experience, but struggle with imposter syndrome and doubts about my abilities and expertise.
I am in my mid-late 20s and I get constant anxiety attacks and panic regarding my career, I recently lived and worked abroad (The UK), but returned back home due to mental health reasons (mainly work related). I have never experienced this and I would like to get back on track and resume my career building as I have always been a great employee and professional and I enjoy working. I would like to return to the UK (I am an EU national and have rights to reside and work there as I have permanent settled status), but I experience constant doubts regarding my skills, expertise and I was wondering if anyone had any advice, or has been in a similar situation, where they doubt their abilities and have a hard time finding how to retrieve their work confidence and believe in their value as a professional again.
1 Like • 2 Comments
I used a word in the wrong context in a meeting and the sentence didn’t make sense .
I’m literally embarrassed wondering what others are thinking about me after this meeting, especially my bosses . I was stumbling on words and didn’t make sense .
I have some health issues and experience severe Brain fog fr time to time . I can go from speaking eloquently to sounding like I never attended high school . They don’t know this of course and part of my job is driving project meetings so I’m concerned , but perhaps over analyzing
should I be worried or just move on and hope they forget lol ????
Share your insight
Join an authentic community that helps women support each other at work. Share your professional experience or ask for advice — you can even post anonymously.