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Old 06-24-2016, 02:50 PM
 
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So I am in a precarious situation and I am not sure how to handle it in my job search. I recently started looking as my new manager and I do not get along and I feel is undermining my job. She started in May and wants to micromanage everyone in my department.


Before her I was given the title and responsibilities of Lead Admin. That meant in addition to my duties as an Executive Assistant in a bank I handle all Admin issues related in my department. (i.e coverage lists, maintenance, vacation schedules, training, relaying messages from management) I am not considered a manager but more of a point person who can oversee the daily activities of the department. (Which means I have no power to enforce anything so I pretty much get sh*t on by co-workers because they think they don't have to listen to me) Well my new manager does not believe I can do the job (even though I have excellent reviews from previous managers) She refuses to support me in this role and feels I just need to be replaced so she can handle all the details herself.


Well today, I was informed she wants me to take a step back and put someone else in the position as she is more seasoned in the company than me and feels she will be more respected. I recently interviewed for a management position at a different company. Doing pretty much what I am doing now as a Lead but will have the authority to enforce the rules and make actually change. However, I am wondering if I should inform the company I am interviewing with that I am no longer the Lead Admin? The only reason I believe they are considering me is because of that job title and responsibilities. I am not sure how I should proceed with resumes and jobs I have already applied to with my Lead Admin duties.
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:48 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Has your job title actually changed? If not, don't worry about it. If so, you were honest in providing that title and those duties when you applied, at that time they were accurate. I would wait until the interview, if you get one, and at that time
tell them in a manner that looks good. For example, say that you were recently given other duties due to changing needs there.
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Old 07-01-2016, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I personally would leave it as Lead Admin. You have been doing those duties, you can do those duties. No need to introduce a monkey wrench and complicate things by letting them know you were asked to step down. Some might call that dishonest, I call it shrewd.
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Old 07-03-2016, 07:35 AM
 
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I agree with the above responses, good luck

FYI ... your new manager is little strange
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Old 07-03-2016, 08:11 AM
 
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Why would anyone want to volunteer that information.

No job I ever worked for asked during the interview if I was still working with the same job title.

The OP did have that title and responsibilities once, isn't that good enough?

The point of an interview is to see if you have the job qualifications, but they've already determined you do if you get called in, so it's mostly about personality fit. An interview is not a time to raise red flags.

No wonder people seem to be having such problems getting a job offer on this forum these days.
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Old 07-03-2016, 12:31 PM
 
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Keep your pie hole shut.
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