So I got promoted today but in an odd way.
There's been a firing air in the company lately with lots of folks leaving and whatnot. The boss views the nursing department as fairly incompetent.
So to keep myself from being fired, I've been taking on bits of duties. When I figure out how to do them, I intentionally don't teach anyone else how to do them so that I can become too essential to fire.
Today, the bosses boss called me into her office. Now I was shit terrified because I feel like I've been fucking up at the job lately. The boss though started asking me about if I feel like I have leadership qualities. I was real nervous but changed my tune quick when I realized this was a promotion interview, as well as when the boss pretty much said that either I take this job or people get fired. Now here's where I tried to start flexing a bit on what I know about the job while telling her about things that are going wrong in the place. My boss tried to avoid letting her boss know about anything wrong going on and keep her in the dark. So I figured that essentially started out as an informant on things going wrong would create that "working relationship" later on to be a manager.
Then later on, the bosses boss came to our department and started asking us all these questions, made us look like idiots. I took charge and started explaining things better than my boss does. Now that I have some level of power, I need to rapidly change a lot of things to alleviate my bosses concerns within the next month. Pretty much, either I perform and start heavily reforming the department or I get fired.
It's just odd because me taking on additional duties and being "the only person who knows how they work" is a big part of why I was chosen for the promotion apparently. Now that I've gained a level of power, I need to figure out how to use it asap. My former boss who's now my underling is a situation I need to figure out asap.
The part that makes me feel like an asshole is me figuring out how to do additional duties that my boss didn't know how to do and not teaching anyone else how to do them. Then when the boss boss came down to the department, my boss looked like an idiot compared to me which was all according to keikakku. Feels a bit dirty but now I'm head of nursing at the clinic.
Reading bits and pieces of the 49 laws of power and machiavelli has been surprisingly applicable to the work place tbh.
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