I've been with my employer, as the receptionist for the past 6+ years.
May 27,2021 at 6:40PM UTC
I love my job. However - I have many years of customer service, escrow and banking under my belt. I could easily transition into accounting or customer service. My company constantly bypasses me for opportunities. I understand to a point. They hired me for this position and they like me where I'm at. I'm really more of a front office admin/office manager and accounting backup person than a stereotypical receptionist. My pay is good and my commute is minimal so I've settled.
Now - I am planning on relocating in September to another area where we happen to also have an office. I inquired a year ago regarding opportunities in that office and advised I would be relocating this year in September. I was told there was nothing out there for me. But, they would train me in accounting/customer service so that when the time came perhaps I could transfer out there.
They gave me a raise and the training never happened.
It is now 4 months away and I don't know if I should re-visit this with my employer (they still have 4 months to train me for another position - or could move the switchboard to the other location and i could manage all of the same tasks from there - they just wouldn't have me physically in the lobby here), or just let it go. Find a new job & give notice when the time comes?
What are your thoughts - would you rather hold onto a loyal, hardworking employee in a different position than you originally hired for? Or cut your losses?
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