I never had any kind of promotion. No one in my family or friends ever did either. No one in any company I have have worked for or known ever moved up. I have only ever seen sideways steps after people get board in there role. I am learning lots from the casts

I am 34, my job has always been a great place to be "for now" but i think I need to shift to a path that at least has the possibility of progression,

Questions, is it worth a step down to get to a place where there is movement.?

is it worth a pay-cut to get some autonomy?

Are there some industry's and environments that just don't believe in progression? My workplace talks about it like it's an old fashioned idea that I shouldn't be so attached too. And they use the fact they never moved up as reasoning.

tlhausmann's picture
Licensee BadgeTraining Badge is hard to answer your question. I'm not sure who "they" are when you say "they never moved up."

Are you following the current casts? (parts 1 and 2)

Focus on results (of course) but also seek to understand the broader business you are in:

(The part concerning "briefing your business" is the hidden gem.)

Also, for context you may wish to listen to:

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 Thanks so much for the pointers to those casts. I had listend to the new ones, I hadn't heard the older one and it' was really useful. 

Sorry I wasn't clear, when I said they I ment the managers and leaders in the company I am in were all recruited externally and the only movement is side steps.

the cast on promotions was what got me thinking because the attitude Where I work is.

1) the reward for a great job is keeping your job

2) promotions are old fashion. Were a modern company you can have a Career experience to let you develop but at the end you will go back to your job and it's someone else's turn to develop. 

I thought it was a recession thing, but now I am not so sure. I am a trainer. I have the best results record of anyone who worked In my job. I think I am answering my own questions as I wright. 

This isn't so much of a question any more. Thanks for the pointers I think I need to ask when I can be more specific

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Here is another cast for you to consider. Depending upon your work may be in a position to take on additional tasks and responsibilities: