Tuesday, November 07, 2006

It's official!!

After a couple of months of nailbiting, I finally got the letter today outlining my salary and the attendant benefits, which means that I am now officially the QA Supervisor at my company! Woot! I'm so proud of me :) Over the past 7 years, I've been steadily working my way up in my department, motivated at least in part by the jerkiness of one of my coworkers (I'll call him "The Whistler"). He's been here for something like 21 years now, and he's of the opinion that his years here qualify him to be a general jerk to everyone in the department when they're on his turf (meaning in the lab). There are times he still talks to me like it's my first week on the job. But within the first few years that I worked here, I worked my way up to being his equal in the department, and once they announced the new higher tier (called Lead Person), I worked my butt off to get it. And I did. Then recently they announced that they were modifying the management structure, and the lead person position was going away. What that meant for me was that if I didn't interview well, I'd either get demoted, or lose my job (ACK!!). So it's been a tense couple of months. I had no idea if the interview process was just a formality, or what exactly was going on. Thankfully it looks like I didn't have anything to worry about there.
The position of Supervisor is much more management-oriented than the lead person position was. This means the people in my department now literally report to me, instead of using me as a go-between for problems they're not ready to discuss with actual managers. I will be doing their pay scale reviews every year, as well have several other responsibilities that I still have to discuss with my boss.

4 fellow footsteps:

DesLily said...

wow! Congratulations!!! It's nice to hear someone so excited about their job..and such an important one at that!

Mike said...

Congatulationsm I know you'll do a great job.

Barb said...

Yay!!! I know you feel a LOT better now that you have it in writing! You've earned it, too.. so tell whistler to go .. well. nevermind lol.

We're mailing very small "trickle down" checks tomorrow.. all are going to Bob's. Didn't know your new address & Beth is hiding from the law or something.

Will be watching for you to post some pictures =)

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you! I really hope this will set you guys up to get back on your feet!