I am a GM in a satellite office. We have several other offices around the country. We each have our own P&L. When I started we were losing money. I have turned that around through head count count reduction, operational efficiency and sales. We are now profitable.
Throughout the rebuilding process I was always reminded that I was the only office that had two sales managers (hint, expense). So, we let one go. Now, my boss has made an offer to another sales manager, who has accepted the offer.
How do I tell my boss?:
- You kept telling me we had too many sales managers.
- He is the weaker of the candidates you had me talk to.
- I do not need him yet.
I want to be a team player, but what is the point of having responsibility and being a manager.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.