Has anyone ever turned down a promotion to CD? If so, why and how'd it go over? (I've been told it's coming but I'm not sure I'm interested in it.)

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

The additional responsibility?

I’m now freelance partly bc I found as a CD I was much more entrenched in management and politics when my love was creating the work. Believe me, you will still be coming up with ideas especially as others are struggling—but it’ll be between meetings and on your commute. I think our industry should respect alternate paths. CD is a very different job. Great for some, bit for others.

Related Posts

You started at a new role/company 2 months ago that is +50% your previous TC, a level promotion, and you’re happy with the team and scope. However you’re also currently in a long distance relationship with a SO you love and have been with for 4 years. The relationship is starting to crack and moving abroad to be with her seems like the best decision to kee the relationship. How would you play this out sirs/maams? Ask manager to work abroad and quit if they reject it? Thx for the feedback 😔

likehelpful

Would you move from D to other Big 4 with only 20k raise (115 -> 135k)? Assuming you need to restart GC process from scratch a year after joining

like

Experienced senior analyst that has an offer to directly report to the CEO of a CPG company. 26% raise and title would change to a Strategy manager. Should I take it?

like

I’m completely checked out and doing the minimum to get by. If I can’t get a legitimate raise, this is my raise to myself.

like

INSEAD vs LBS: Targeting MBBs post MBA. Profile: Nationality - Indian, Current Location - London, Experience: ~6.5 years across Deloitte and EY. Currently on track for Manager promotion at Deloitte next year. My main concern is around sponsorship, are MBBs looking to hire non-Europeans esp. @INSEAD? People say it is a consulting school but majority of campus hires are EU / British citizens. Not sure if Brexit has changed something recently.

like

Can you negotiate a promotion after the fact, if you don't get it at year end, if your manager and leadership on your team all agrees/supports you? (Not currently in this situation, but curious)

like

I took a new job that I thought was a promotion, but after three months it’s clearly a lateral move. Do I discuss it with my new boss or should I just reset my expectations?

like

When will we see our PBB and promotion bonuses in our accounts?

like

Passed over for a promotion a third time, even after doing everything, and more, you’re supposed to? It’s time to GTFO

Post Photo
likeupliftingfunny

What are the ladies wearing to promotion day tomorrow? Want to be casually dressed for a celebration but still work appropriate

like

I’ve been working hard this year, but I’m concerned I won’t get a promotion at the end of the year due to covid (we’ve had severe pay cuts/furloughs at our company). Any advice?

like

McKinsey 🐟s - what are your promotion cycles for generalist, digital and Ops. I have seen some 2018 MBAs, becoming EMs in 1 year 7 months and some are still associates! Confused as a fellow consultant from EY-P

likesmart

I think I'm mentally checking out of work. All the pursuits I was leading (and which were building my case for promotion to manager) are falling through either because of clients having put everything on hold or because the requirements necessitating the work are being waived... my jaw has been locked now for 2 days 😬

likefunny

Remember the pilot episode of The Office when Michael calls Pam into his office and pretends to fire her? That happened to me today.... BUT I GOT A RAISE AT THE END.

likefunnyuplifting

Hello! I just got a raise and I’m officially making six figures under 25 (a personal goal I always wanted to reach) I’ve also worked my ass off to save this year so I’d like to treat myself to a piece that will remind me of this career milestone. What handbag, piece of jewelry, or other “hallmark” are you glad you splurged on early in your career? I’m not a huge designer handbag gal, but I want something tangible to remind me of my hard work getting here. Thanks!

like

Anybody leave big law for a couple of years to raise your kids and successfully rejoined the legal field? Is big law ever an option again?

like

Can I ask my current employer for a pay raise upon graduation with a technical MS degree? If so, how much? Thanks in advance!

like

What's the best way to ask for a raise? Getting paid 71k with a masters working in advisory 3 years exp

like
like

Additional Posts

Anyone have a discount code for Hilton? Deloitte or Accenture code?

like

Do any of my other litigators who are thinking about a case on a Saturday night go back and read your briefs submitted on your case to feel better?

likeuplifting

Fucking Delta... Canceled my flight because there's no crew... WTF?!

like

Anyone here join Orange Theory as a beginner? Pre-pandemic I was an avid gym goer but only really did cardio & weight machines. I’ve been doing at home workouts but I’m losing interest. I’m not super strong or fit and definitely can’t run fast or long as I once did. Im a little nervous going to a group exercise glass being new. Would love to hear people’s thoughts. Im trying to lose covid weight. Are there other fitness studios you enjoy more/made a difference? Thank you!

like

Does Amex platinum reimburse for CLEAR?

like

Have a better offer from another big 4 but I dont feel confident enough to negotiate for a higher pay at my current firm (cont)

likesmart

Moms help me. I'm resentful that I got pregnant and now stuck dealing with the exhaustion of a newborn and recovery. My soul mate Hubby wanted kids, not me, but since it was "something he couldn't live without" I agreed since I was on the fence. He's super helpful and we have family to help out, which is more than most moms. But the exhaustion and PP depression is making me resent my decision and him. Baby is perfect, a regular healthy full term joy. I'm so blessed. But so miserable. Help.

like

Does anybody knows someone who works in the pharmaceutical/medical sales field? My husband is currently looking for an opportunity to break into the field but haven’t gotten any interview yet (he has been applying for almost 2 weeks now). We are located in Virginia and he has a BS in Biology + B2B sales experience at a F500 company. Appreciate the help sisters!!

like

I'm 7 months in and doing a really bad job at my current project because I hate consulting and the job itself makes me really miserable. I feel really helpless and don't know what to do because the worse I do the worse opportunities I'll get at this firm later on and then I won't be able to leave. I've been interviewing with some other companies but no offers so far, afraid I won't get any because I'm leaving so soon. Truly feel so helpless and lost, I really want out.

likehelpful

I don't know why this is the case and maybe it's just my agency but it seems like the people who are most eager to send out "internal trend email digests" be it cultural trends, social media changes, creative inspiration or whatever always seem to be people who are grossly failing in the primary role they were hired for.

likefunnysmart

Anyone know how to get the underlying dataset for the Bing Coronavirus tracker? Or a similar data set?

like

just curious .. what is the salary slab for directors in big 4s?

like

Moving to NYC from Europe. Gonna make 170-180k pre Bonus. My partner is a student in NYC. How much rent can I afford in the city if I want to still have a fun life. My partner can chip in 1.5 to 2k per month.

like

All service based companies will continue to suffer with attrition unless they start implementing their work life balance theories in reality and not in mails. Fuckin tired of this kind of slave IT culture we propogate here in india.

like

Went through a bad burnout a few months ago and ended up taking some time off during the Christmas holidays to recover. Now that I am back, I feel disengaged and can’t help but constantly feel like I don’t belong here. Anyone else go through a similar experience?

like

Best way to blow Bonvoy points on a 1 night stay in Honolulu? Considering Ritz, Royal Hawaiian and Moana Surfrider. Any good experiences?

Looking for a Managerial position in any Bank. YOE : 6+ years

like

Perfect driving record with no tickets/violations. Got a $135 and 3 points for going 63 on a 50 at 3am in a new state (Vermont). No lights on road either. Is this fair? Should I contest?

Short 100k delta sky pesos for an award ticket for my honeymoon. Anyone looking to barter? Lol

Counselor and SM on engagement say they'd recommend me for a promotion to M this year. Should I keep my hopes up? Or is it just a mid-year kumbaya coz I'm still S2 with 6 years of exp and master's.

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.