All my finagling seems finally to have paid off, though in an incomplete and not entirely satisfactory manner.
Regular readers of this thing will recall that I proposed for myself an ambitious new role 6-8 weeks ago, which was ultimately scotched. Yesterday I got a whisper that something was afoot, and today learned a bit more.
The good news is that basically I’ve been appointed to a role very similar to what I proposed. This came about because there is a need for it, as I made plain, and because my mate the Digital Manager made representations that led to this. I begin on Monday.
The not so good news is that it’s only for a “month or two”, and they seem to have contrived it in such a way – because it’s only temporary, I presume – to give me the role without giving me any of the pay rise that goes with it. It’s all very sketchy and vague and the details may turn out to be different, but that appears to be the case.
I’ll be shifting desks, and indeed floors, to the surprise of my immediate manager. I’ll be sitting with a Sales team, though won’t be working for them. I haven’t always seen eye to eye with sales so that will be interesting. I’m to be handed a laptop and almost certainly will need to travel to Sydney occasionally.
What this provides me with is an opportunity and some exposure. While it’s only temporary at this stage I imagine there’s a possibility that it might spin off into something more permanent.
I’m happy, but wary. I wish I knew more. I’m very glad though to have responsibility over something that till now I’ve been managing as if I had one hand tied behind my back. I’m a partner in the process now, and not just the dude trying to make it work.