professional courtesan

Sept. 13, 2008, 2:35 p.m. by Lew
oh shi
i have a work dilemma people. i am going to apply for a position in another lab group within my company. i like my current lab, especially my boss who is cool as hell. but as a career move i want to move to this other group. i have talked to the group that i am applying to, but i have not told my current boss i will be applying. at what point do i tell my boss? do i tell her right away so she knows and can plan replacing me? do i put off telling her? if i tell her now she might make sure i get training that will help me in the new job. or it could backfire and she will be mad at me for thinking about leaving the group. it could make the next couple months really awkward. she could be understanding and encouraging or really offended and mad. i am not sure what the professional courtesy rules in the situation are, and what the general courtesy guidelines are.
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lew Says:

Sept. 16, 2008
I tend to agree. But, since the company is divided up into groups the individual bosses are probably more concerned about their tribe. Y\'all are probably right but there is a distinct chance it won\'t go well. Oh hell. It is only polite that I tell her. I respect her and it is wrong for me to think I need to hide anything. She\'s cool and I don\'t think her ego would be bruised by little old me moving to another group.

sam Says:

Sept. 16, 2008
if anyone gets mad, they\'re a shitty boss. if moving labs will better your career, the boss shouldn\'t mind. after all, you\'re still with the company and you want to do what you think you will do better for the company.

Heather Says:

Sept. 16, 2008
Tell her asap. She will probably be very understanding.

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