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Old 06-30-2019, 01:40 AM
 
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I work at a growing branch in a small/medium-sized company. In my job position, I am the most experienced at our branch and am the only one qualified to handle every template we have. Amongst the entire company, I am the one asked to work our major functions in my role. My bosses have written about my high performance and I'm known for being one of the more optimistic people in the office. I certainly have their trust when taking on new projects.

Many of us are freelancers who then get promoted to full-time. With all I mentioned in the earlier paragraph, I just found out the other freelancers got bumped up to full-time before I did. Which is a little bit of a head-scratcher since my supervisor had written I am the "best in the business" at my role. I got promoted to full-time last week, a day after we had a sudden situation pop up at work and none of the other temps in my role (or full-timers for that matter) could execute what I do regularly.

I know that, at the end of the day, I got what I wanted. But I feel like management wasn't sold on me being converted to full-time despite my reviews. Is it a money thing (we all get raises when promoted to full-time, and my OT hours make for a nice payday)? Is it a position thing (some freelancers work in different roles)? Am I right to be a little wary of upper management as a result? Months ago, management told me that I was getting the first full-time spot that opened up and that it was in the works. Obviously, that was a lie.

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Old 06-30-2019, 02:07 AM
 
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I work at a growing branch in a small/medium-sized company. In my job position, I am the most experienced at our branch and am the only one qualified to handle every template we have. Amongst the entire company, I am the one asked to work our major functions in my role. My bosses have written about my high performance and I'm known for being one of the more optimistic people in the office. I certainly have their trust when taking on new projects.

Many of us are freelancers who then get promoted to full-time. With all I mentioned in the earlier paragraph, I just found out the other freelancers got bumped up to full-time before I did. Which is a little bit of a head-scratcher since my supervisor had written I am the "best in the business" at my role. I got promoted to full-time last week, a day after we had a sudden situation pop up at work and none of the other temps in my role (or full-timers for that matter) could execute what I do regularly.

I know that, at the end of the day, I got what I wanted. But I feel like management wasn't sold on me being converted to full-time despite my reviews. Is it a money thing (we all get raises when promoted to full-time, and my OT hours make for a nice payday)? Is it a position thing (some freelancers work in different roles)? Am I right to be a little wary of upper management as a result? Months ago, management told me that I was getting the first full-time spot that opened up and that it was in the works. Obviously, that was a lie.
Management in a private company can do what they want. Have those "other freelancers" worked longer at the company than you or did all of you start at the same time? Maybe there is a policy you are not aware of about honoring seniority. Maybe the other full times spots were already destined for these other workers because they had more time in the job than you did. Once they were bumped to full time and another full time spot opened, it was yours.
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:28 AM
 
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Management in a private company can do what they want. Have those "other freelancers" worked longer at the company than you or did all of you start at the same time? Maybe there is a policy you are not aware of about honoring seniority. Maybe the other full times spots were already destined for these other workers because they had more time in the job than you did. Once they were bumped to full time and another full time spot opened, it was yours.
My post refers to coworkers/other freelancers who began around the same time as I did and are not senior to me. Perhaps I am more sensitive to this because of a loosely similar situation at a previous company where I worked - we were all full-time, but I got passed over for promotions for nothing that had to do with my job performance or bi-annual reviews. But that was a major corporation with loads of company politics - my current branch isn't big enough for any real politics.
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Old 06-30-2019, 04:02 AM
 
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Speak up! Or move on......
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:37 AM
 
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The never ending 'issues' with the job.

Time to look for greener pastures.

How do I leverage this situation?

How does a new boss figure out which employees are more relied upon?

How to make boss aware I need help
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