This person's manager did not consider him for a promotion interview and then he quit his job. His company could not believe it.
We feel valued and cherished at our work when we are appreciated. Sometimes appreciation can come through words, pay hikes, and at other times, through a promotion. But when we do not get our due credit, we consider parting ways with our workplace. It happened to a Reddit user u/pipestein, whose manager refused to consider his application for a higher position. Their manager discussed it with somebody else behind their back, so the user decided to quit. His boss was shocked that he chose to leave his job.
Reddit user u/pipestein started his post with, "So about 4 weeks ago, now I left a job I had been doing for 10 years. I liked the job, and I was very good at it. Over ten years, I had become an unofficial supervisor. When something went wrong, management would call me in to take care of the issue. It was no skin off my back, I liked what I did and it was not a burden. For many years I worked training new employees on how to do the same job as well. At that time, I was told repeatedly by my mgmt that I was one of the best-performing employees at what I did. In ten years, I had never gotten anything less than excellent in a yearly performance review."
They continued, "A supervisory position opened up and I submitted my application for it. I did not get the promotion, but someone who had been at the company longer than I had done, so I had no complaints about how it turned out. Several months later, another supervisor position opened up and I applied for that. After all of the years of working at being the best at what I did that I could be, all of the excellent performance reviews, and training more than 100 employees, I was not even given an interview for the position. The person that got the job had been doing the same work I had for three years and was a person that I trained on how to do the work. He was a great guy, but he was now my supervisor. He now made more money than me, had less experience, and knew less about the ins and outs of the position."
"I was pretty teed off that a manager would have that conversation with anyone other than me, considering it was about my role as an employee. I quit with no notice and start my new job the next week, making more money for less work. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO QUIT, if you are being mistreated, you never know what may happen, you can only be afraid of what is right in front of you."
Several Reddit users showed support for the OP. The post has received 3.2 K upvotes and hundreds of comments. u/jericho-dingle wrote, "Sometimes the best way to get a promotion is to leave." u/Miss_Smokahontas wrote, "This is what happens. The company refuses to make top performer management because they're too good at doing everything. The top performer gets pissed off from getting constantly overlooked with lesser people promoted. The top performer quits. Company f**ked around and found out."
It is indeed a good solution to look for better options when we feel underappreciated for a long time at work.