Turning down a promotion to avoid others being jealous?
I only started working where I am about 10 months ago. It's a small local owned place so there is only so far you can advance... manager is the top of the ladder because the owner, who is very much involved with the daily operations is the only one higher. It's a short ladder and I've already moved up once, before and over other coworkers who'd been there longer. Which caused some jealousy and issues. It wasnt into a position of authority, but it was a pay increase with more responsibility. I didnt ask for it, I knew she was looking and that there had been some suggestions made to her that I take it (both managers had flat out told me they told her to pick me) so I *did* tell her I would take it if offered but that I'd understand if she chose someone with more experience. She picked me though, and I appreciate that so much.
Now, one of our managers is more than likely moving away. And again, there are rumors circulating about who's going to move up. There are a couple other people who have been there for years and years, and have the training... but somehow I've been named as a potential among them. I even was asked to fill in for the manager, the one who may be leaving, last night, so I did and it went really well.
I dont know though... I think I will just try and stay inconspicous, if she wants me I will let her come to me. I really dont want any more drama with co-workers, kwim... I go to work to do my job, not start trouble.