Thursday, November 1, 2007

You've Been Promoted

Chris was worried about two weeks ago. There was a rumor heard that one person in his department of 5 people were going to get laid off. We were stressed to say the least. Tensions could be felt here at home and I hated that feeling.

Two days later, he came home and told me we needed to talk. I asked about what, but he wouldn't tell me until after dinner. I was terrified that he was going to tell me that he lost his job. I didn't think that there was a chance that he would... he is one of two that actually has a a BS degree. He has a few other qualifications that no one in the office has but someone needs for this area. I don't forsee him loosing his job. I tried to reassure him that even if he did, I am sure he would have NO TROUBLE at all finding another job... and even getting raise as well. He has been trying to get a raise since he has his BS, but his boss has been more pre-occupied with saving his department members' jobs instead. That is understandable, however, he could have at least told Chris.
The whole thing that Chris needed to talk to me about though was this. Dave is a manager for another division of the IT field. Dave went to Darren and got the okay ot offer a job to either Chris or Gary. Gary didn't want it because it would involve dealing with people more and he would rather deal with the machines. That leaves Chris. The job would be a IT Business Analyst. Quite a difference from IT help desk. I told chris that if he thought it would make him happy, then do it. He told me that this way, there would be room for promotions, as well as saving someone else in his department from loosing their job.
The following day, Chris goes to work and tells Dave that he is interested. Dave then goes to talk to HR, CEO, Chris's current boss among other people to get the ball rolling. HR tells dave that they have to post the job opening internally to basically cover their butt. The posting went out yesterday. The job requirements matched Chris's resume to a T. Even the specific IT degree that Chris has. The kicker to it... the job was posted on Thursday, and resume's have to be turned in no later than Monday. Dave has told Chris not to worry about this... it is just a formality that they have to go through.
Another bonus for this job position being offered to Chris... is SHOULD come with a substantial pay raise!! YAY.
I am so proud of Chris. He works hard. He puts his heart and soul into whatever he is doing, no matter if it is computer work, or reffing a soccer game, or building something here at the house. Sometimes it takes him a while to get started, or to get his plans laid out, but once they get started, he does great work. I am turely proud of him for all that he has accomplished. It is about time someone at the company recognizes all of his hard work and rewards him for it!!!!