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Friday, January 8, 2010

I need job advice!

I think I need some advice here about my current job. Here's the quick run-down:
I was hired to take over a clinical position - all brand-new, never done before - for a pharmacy chain. This position was slated to open up in November 2009 and I was assigned a "floater" position until then. Floaters fill in for other pharmacists within the area, so we drive a lot (up to an hour!) and there is very little continuity at work. Every day it's a different store. I don't mind this, but I don't want to do it forever. Well anyway, the November open date for "my" position got pushed back to March 2010, and I'm still a-floating. Here's where I need advice. I like my job now, but I really want the position I was hired for. I am supremely qualified for it. I'm not kidding. This job loos like it was made based on my resume! It's absolutely what I want to do, too. Given that I definitely have the qualifications, I should still get this job, but actual interviews for the position haven't started yet. I'm afraid that other employees with longer tenures in the company might start making bids for it - and they might get it simply because they don't fit the place they are now. My company does this sometimes: moves people around in an attempt to find a good "fit" of co-workers and location.
As time passes, do you think I should sort of hassle my boss? Have a talk about my future? Keep reminding him? Should I call him today and ask for a minute to talk face to face about this?
My gut says yes.
My father-in-law says yes, too.
But what do you say?


  1. I'll join them..... YES!!!

    Sometimes the squeaky wheel really does get the grease and unfortunately that happens a lot in the corporate environment.

  2. Haha, my F-I-L's exact words were, "The squeaky wheel gets the oil"!

  3. Definitely say something - I was in a similar position very recently in my job - the work I was doing wasn't what I was hired to do and what I was told I would be doing. I spoke up and it was all sorted! If you work for a big company especially, it is very easy to be forgotten about, so don't let that happen!!