I am seeking a bit of advice on a promotion scenario I am facing.
I have been in my current position for 5 years with a steady increase in job responsibility, job enlargement, salary increases and excellent annual reviews. I listen to M-T, so you all know how effective we are... right? :D
Two positions are open in my organization. I have the qualifications, education and experience to fill either. Both look like an excellent fit for me.
My problem is this: my bosses have been known to keep people that are highly effective in their current positions instead of promoting them to positions where they could grow personally and professionally. The reasons are usually like the title, "You are doing a great job where you are! We need you in your position because it would be too difficult to replace you."
I want to grow - they want to stunt my growth.
Do you folks have any suggestions of what i should say to overcome this 'argument' in upcoming interviews?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.