Hello all, just seeking the wisdom of the board here about my situation...
I like my job and most of the people I work with. I find my job interesting and it provides me with constant challenges. It is in a good location that is not too far from home. I am earning $70k and recently applied for a promotion, which would pay me $90k. I found out today that I didn't get it. I found out my colleague got it. From my bias view, I have a wider range of background experience and skills and I am a lot more hard working. However, from a less bias source, other people also shared the same view, saying they thought I would get it and were very surprised that this colleague got it.
Now here is where I'm torn - I have two minds inside me telling different things. One part of me is saying:
- It is hard to find a job that you enjoy and where you like the people
- I am happy with my current salary
- there are people who are struggling to find or keep jobs, so I should be happy I even have a job at all
However, another part of me thinks:
- I got screwed over
- if I stay another year in this job, the opportunity cost is that of a higher salary I could get elsewhere
- I need to send them a message, that if they want to keep me, they should've given me the promotion
- although I am happy with my current salary, it would've been better to get the raise
- this is a good opportunity to try out other industries (I have been thinking lately I should try to work in a field more align to stocks and the economy)
Just wanted to know everyone's take on this and what they would do in my situation.