“The most natural progression for you would to move into a full support role within the department, ” my manager told me from the other side of a desk in a small office.
We sat for a long, awkward moment before I answered. “I know I shouldn’t tell my supervisor this. This isn’t what I am “supposed” to say to you, but I don’t want to move up right now. I am happy were I am at as an admin. I am good at what I do. Plus you guys give me enough extra work outside of my regular duties that challenges me. So I am not bored.
My 2 years here have been great. Before working here and since becoming a mom I was never home on time or if I was I would end up having to work from home. My family is finally in a decent place with our schedule and financially, thanks to this job. If I move up in any other position I know that I will probably have to work some nights, weekends, or travel. I don’t want to do that right now. I am happy where I am at.”
“Okay,” he responded.
The truth is, I am a working mom, and my husband is a stay-at-home dad. . . .
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