Thursday, July 29, 2010
So. I was due to leave my current account this week, starting at the new account next Tuesday; but yesterday my current account director told me that he'd spoken to my new account director and I was going to stay for at least another four weeks, due to the fact that there is no-one to do my old job and the bid I'm doing is business-critical. He then wandered off.
I feel very much taken advantage of. My new role is a promotion, doing something I enjoy, with more people under me, in a global account- my company's biggest account. The new account is in difficulty at the moment, losing money- but it's turning around. I'm under no illusions that the new role would be difficult, but my current role is not healthy for me. Being made to stay in my current role is stressful, unhealthy and detrimental to me- and I'm not getting anything in return for this; in fact I'm losing out by not going to the other role! I do feel great responsibility for my current account, I don't want it to fail and I don't want to be in any way responsible for the business suffering.
I'm not quite sure what to do. This can't continue.