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Curious if anyone has advice if I should look for another job. My boss is a micro manager, not big on WLB, I don’t see an opportunity to independently work on projects ever and there is no path to promotion since it’s a very small team. On the flip side, he’d take me to all exec meetings and it’s been in an incredible learning experience to be in those rooms, listening and knowing where I’m making an impact. He’s been a good coach and thinks highly of me. (Contd.)

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It sounds like you’re unhappy with your job as a whole. Look for a job now- doesn’t hurt to do some interviews and see how much $ you can make. There are really no downsides to this. The job market is hot right now. I signed an offer for 30% more than I make then got an offer for 60% more a week later which I didn’t even think I could achieve- like a life changing amount of money.

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Currently looking, talking to several recruiters but I don’t seem like I’ll be getting anymore than a 15-20% jump so the $ do not motivate me

When he takes you to those exec meetings, definitely network to your advantage. This may open up possibilities for you when you’re ready to make the jump.

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Do what works for you… You only know what you need… set yourself up for success! Time waits for no one! You know what to do… just do it!

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Thanks everyone! I’ve 1-2 interviews lined up this week, even if I don’t move ahead I think it will be a good to validate if I really deserve and am ready for the next step in my career.

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This is great, thanks for sharing! I’ve asked him multiple times to help me define what success looks like and he gives me these small incremental areas of focus and really doesn’t provide enough to get me to the next level.

If your manager/boss recognises your potential he shouldn't micromanaging your work. I understand you are learning a lots on your current job, however you should always be in an environment where your worth it is actually recognised and paid properly. If I were you I will start looking around and keep learning as much as you can where you are at the moment. On the other hand if you don't wanna leave your job, just talk with your manager and explain what are you goal and what path you would like to follow in the future. If he still micromanage you it mean he wasn't the right mentor for your career.

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I agree with others above to explore your options. In my experience, once job dissatisfaction takes a hold, it only grows and festers. You want to leave before it starts negatively affecting your work, relationship with your manager, and personal relationships.

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I am 3 years out of a micromanager. Still doubt myself sometimes, and still have anxiety about underperforming even though I’m rocking my job. Don’t stay.

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Considering they do value developing you, line something else up and present it like you’ve been recruited as opposed to you seeking it yourself. This might entice them to want to offer you the promo your looking for instead of letting you leave for somewhere else that’s offering it. However, if you don’t get a counter offer when you present you’ll know at that time you made the right choice to move on and chances are the promo you were looking for wasn’t coming

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Other than the wlb factor I would consider staying put if you are about to start a family. Sounds like you have a stable if slightly frustrating role. However babies don’t care much for work priorities or managers who think they and the work are more important. I would target a new role where the culture is most supportive to wlb; your career and family are most setup to flourish in that environment.

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Thank you! I agree in the short term (maternity leave) it won’t matter where I’m but juggling a baby and work does seem taunting if the team is not going to be supportive.

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I’m becoming dissatisfied with the small, incremental growth opptys vs a big jump. Ideally want to get to a higher title in next 6 months, before we start a family.

Is the learning experience and coaching worth holding on there for a bit longer and building relationships with the execs?

Most days I feel like it is. Some days I feel like what is the use if I’m not gonna get to practice those skills.

Just take your knowledge and experience and look for something else.. there’s never been a better time to jump

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