jqubed wrote:So it's not that she moved up and she just doesn't like seeing her old job botched? Because sometimes (if you're in a position where you can afford it) it's better to let the poor workers reach a place where they clearly demonstrate they're over their heads and have to leave so you can get someone better in. One of my co-workers used to work at a station where management finally ordered the anchors to stop helping producers write the shows, because some of the producers were terrible but the only way they could get them out was letting them fail on their own. Of course, the anchors were good enough they didn't want to look like fools on TV, and that's why they helped, but they had to just grin and bear it for a while.
Ok, pay attention, because this will get confusing. The program I have fallen in love with and am currently service as an AmeriCorp VISTA for (see government volunteer with a living stipend - sorta) locally is partnered with a state chapter of a national organization that is a branch of the extension programs of the local land grant public university. OK
So all the hiring MUST follow the University's policy (all new jobs or significant changes to hours or pay require the position to be open to the public for the minimum amount of time commiserate with the rate of the job). So the guy who got the job that was initially written for me to move up into (I was working as a part-time temp and the first one that was good at it and happy to stay in 3 years, possibly longer).
However, because the job was open (and advertised) as per policy, this other guy applied. Because he has a Masters and Teaching Certificate and I do not, and those things are valued by the Partner Organization and their National Organization as a whole. My experience, proven ability, etc, did not make me the "on paper" better candidate. To confound issues more, the guy was hoping to change the position away from it's heavy emphasis in robotics and technology to biology and life science interests, which currently make up 15% of the job and are his area of expertise.
It sucks, it's painful, and I'm not sleeping very much trying to do so much of the work.
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