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Manager identifies warehouse worker's analytical skills and stands up to HR for a high-paid offer

In a wholesome turn of events, a warehouse worker toiling at a job below his potential was uplifted to a role more suited for him by the hiring manager.

Manager identifies warehouse worker's analytical skills and stands up to HR for a high-paid offer
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Moose Productions; Reddit | u/Adjective-Noun2345

It's not every day that we find a boss who genuinely cares about their employees. Most of the time, the internet teems with frustrated employees venting about how they are struggling to deal with their toxic bosses and unfair workplace policies. However, stories of uplifting bosses must also be given a shout-out. Recently, a manager–who goes by u/Adjective-Noun2345 on Reddit–shared a wholesome story of how they stood up to HR to help an employee land the job he deserved. Not only did the manager help the worker secure a better position, they also doubled his income.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tiger Lily
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tiger Lily

Managing a team of analysts, the manager got an unusual job application from their company's internal candidate. The candidate was a warehouse worker with a year's experience and had applied for an open role. The manager was confused as to why a candidate, who was a non-technical employee moving boxes in the warehouse, applied for a job switch. "We try to give internal candidates a bit more of a shot and make sure they don't get lost in the pile," the manager pointed out. When they decided to give the warehouse worker a shot, they found he was "incredibly qualified."

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tima Miroshnichenko
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tima Miroshnichenko

"It's just that all his analytical roles were from his home country and when all your work was done in a developing country not known for producing analysts and not done in English, it's pretty hard to get hired," the manager explained. So, unlike other recruiters who would ignore such an application without paying attention to the candidate's potential, this manager decided to help him. "His skills were so relevant, my team really liked him and he's picked up a crazy amount of useful knowledge in the past year," the manager wrote. But there was a hindrance. The HR wouldn't agree to give someone a substantial salary raise when changing roles internally. This is where the manager played a key role.

"I came at them (HR) pretty hard about not lowballing him and they didn't," the manager mentioned. "They did let it slip to me, though, that it'll be double what he's making now," they added. When the manager broke this news to the warehouse worker, he instantly accepted the life-changing offer that doubled his income. "He was so stoked. I think he's out celebrating right now, we may not be at peak warehouse efficiency tomorrow," the manager joked. "This is the most fun I've ever had hiring someone," they added. With tons of appreciation pouring in, the manager noted, "This is a logical action that just happens to also be nice."

Image Source: Reddit | u/Mertmike
Image Source: Reddit | u/Mertmike
Image Source: Reddit | u/Rare-Lifeguard516
Image Source: Reddit | u/Rare-Lifeguard516

The post received over 22k upvotes and hundreds of comments. "We need more of this kind of stuff, honestly. More people need to be raised and have a better life. Glad he's finally getting the recognition he deserves and the pay to match. And glad you got to bring a positive outcome and outlook to someone else's life, as well as feel good about the job you do," lauded u/Zandrous87. "Good for you! I gave more than a few underappreciated people a hand up during my career, and others helped me. It's the way it should be," chimed in u/CADreamn. "As someone who's been on the receiving end of being given a chance, thank you. You changed this person's life big time," wrote u/BanEvasion_93.

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