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Stick

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Age : 47
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PostSubject: I was promoted today   Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:37 pm

...and I turned it down immediately as it would mean living away from my family for extended periods. The extra travel would consume any financial gain too. I love my current post and have a great team so I'm happy.

Oh well!
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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: I was promoted today   Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:04 pm

Ee by 'eck, that's a rum 'un an'all squire! Hopefully you turning it down won't sour your overlords view of you.

Can't say I blame you for your decision. I wouldn't like to be away from loved ones for extended periods either.

At least they thought enough of you to offer you the position. That certainly speaks well of yourself, doesn't it.


Cheers,

RR


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Location : Laramie, WY
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PostSubject: Re: I was promoted today   Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:38 pm

Well ain't that a kick in the head. It was nice of them to offer though, I suppose. Glad you won't be taking it though. Spending extended time away from the family sucks.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: I was promoted today   Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:47 pm

Sounds like you made a great choice! Congratulations. What a Face
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Dutch

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PostSubject: Re: I was promoted today   Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:35 pm

Congratulations on making the right decision Stick! cheers cheers cheers
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Location : Plymouth, England
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PostSubject: Re: I was promoted today   Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:34 am

Turned down the chance to make periodic dashes to freedom and misbehave! Are you mad?  
Why do you think I spent 22 years in the navy?
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Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
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PostSubject: Re: I was promoted today   Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:36 am

"If it isn't broken don't fix it." That's a good philosophy to live by and it looks as though you've put it into practice. Good choice. Your commitment to your family speaks highly of your good character. Well done Stick! Well done! Smile

AJ
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Location : Australia
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PostSubject: Re: I was promoted today   Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:21 am

Onya Stick. Those sort of promotions aren't really promotions really are they? Good choice.

Cheers

Tim
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Stick

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PostSubject: Re: I was promoted today   Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:06 pm

Thanks for your kind words of support fellas. They're reassuring!

As for rattling my seniors Rande, only time will tell. Worst case scenario is that they'll move me any way without the promotion. I'd like to think this is unlikely though.

When all is said and done I believe there's little point in selling my soul to the company to the detriment of my family. No one will thank me for it, especially after I've moved on. My family however are forever....
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Location : South of heaven
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PostSubject: Re: I was promoted today   Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:35 pm

So they veiled a shitty job under the guise of a promotion that nets you no more money. Figures. Thanks for your hard work, now bend over.....

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PostSubject: Re: I was promoted today   Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:32 pm

Congrats, Stick. Glad to see you made the right decision for your family, though. Travel is nice, but too much really bites, as I have been finding out lately. I fly out to Savannah, GA in the morning.
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RobJ

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PostSubject: Re: I was promoted today   Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:40 pm

I think you chose wisely. In my experience promotions are often a double edged sword, look out for you and yours always.

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