So here’s a story:
When I had my interview for up here, the general manager
basically glossed over the fact that I would be cleaning. We all know that. What I’m not sure if I shared, is that during the interview, he quite heavily stressed the manager in training program, then the manager to general manager training program. Obviously I got excited about that, and the potential for advancement is a huge factor in why I came up here.
At the end of the day today, my manager called me to chat. She’s technically a manager in training, and Lutsen isn’t where her heart is set. She wants to move on, specifically back to where she did her internship. My GM has pretty much told her that I’m here to fill her shoes once she moves on, and she’s on board with that. She called me in today, to talk about that, and how she wants me to start specifically taking charge of more things, and training with her more, on what she does. She said at this time next year, she doesn’t plan on being up here.
That would be all fine and dandy (and pretty exciting!) if we didn’t have the factor of the assistant manager, D. That’s a brand new position, created just for her, and she’s whose position I took as supervisor. D is under the assumption that once my manager moves on, she will step in to take her place.
For reasons, that’s not going to happen. The transplanted locals all know that. However, if and when I step into the manager role, it’s going to turn things SUPER hairy. In fact, the general consensus is that D will immediately quit once she learns I’m “in the running” for the position. Also, she’s related to roughly half the housekeeping staff, so it’s possible that they might all quit too, once D leaves.
I’m not sure the point of this story, and I’m pretty sure it doesn’t have one. I’m not stressed about it, I have no need to be, I think I just needed to get it out of my system.