Hi Guys, I really need some light on this! I have been working with this company since 2.5 years now. Currently I'm on my maternity leave returning end of october. I know there have been some changes goin on in the organisation in terms of two companies merging etc. I just received an email today from my MD saying that the merger is now confirmed and there have been some changes in the structure too. Having said that My previous manager is now shifted to a new role and I have a new manager.
My question is should they not have consulted with me first? Even if I have to report to this new manager, can I opppose to the decision as I know for the fact this new person is not competent enough and I was not able to relate to her in the past. We got on very well but it will turn in to me managing and guiding her rather than she doin it. She use to manage another sister company of ours and on several occasions I have mentored, advised and guided her.
So I don't really buy in to it being an HR manager to report to some one who is not even competent or equally qualified.
Sorry guys not being nasty but I know it will be tough when it will come to working with someone who doesn't know where you are coming from!
Please advise what steps I can take? or do I just accept it? I know I'll sulk...
There is a lack of communication here from your Company to you, but it is their right to reorganise the management structure without entering into consultation with individuals. Given your role I would suggest that they should have communicated more with you, but that is a question of good practice rather than a case of legal obligation. You don't have a right to oppose the decision other than to communicate your feelings to the MD. I would suggest that you send a non confrontational e-mail reply to the MD expressing disappointment at the way this has been handled. Express your case clearly including your concerns about this person but that you'll do your absolute best to work with her going forward. After all, you don't have a choice in this, so you're either going to return to work bearing this grudge and carrying this bitterness which will only cause an atmosphere in the office, a poor working relationship and will eat you up, impacting your home life as well - not a good prospect for what is going to be a difficult time for you anyway. Alternatively, you can give yourself a pep talk, decide that it's going to work and do your absolute best to get on in the new working situation. If it was me I'd keep my head down, do the best job I can, help her where you can but not to the detriment of your own work / life balance. The choice you do have is to find something else and leave. I would suggest that the best way forward is to get on with things where you are and prove your worth, this will increase your chances of promotion to the next level in the future. If you go into this with a negative attitude it's not going to work is it? You've got more important things in life to be concerned with, focus on those and you'll probably find that it won't be so bad. Your new manager is probably more than aware of her shortcomings and is probably happy to have you in her team because she knows you and your skills. Don't let yourself down by starting off on the wrong foot.
Best of luck with whatever you decide to do.
hiya thanks a lot I needed this! yeah you are right I have no option but to get on with it.
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