fireandearth: (kiwi)
[personal profile] fireandearth
Yesterday I got offered a raise and a promotion. Ack! My company got awarded a contract because of the work I've been doing and now they want me to lead it. Maybe I should have considered that possibility. So instead of leading a team of 2 people doing SharePoint support I'll be ramping up to lead 3 small teams doing SharePoint support, SharePoint development, and content migration into SharePoint. Alternatively, I'll be the head contractor flunky for the government SharePoint program manager. I guess this means they don’t regret promoting me last March.

I'm worried about the stress levels, but honestly not taking the position wouldn't appreciably decrease the stress levels. Given their options, I have to admit that I’m the best choice for the position. I’ve been on this contract longer than anyone except 2 people. One of those melts away from as much work as possible and the other is too disorganized to follow through on his commitments. I’m good at SharePoint, good at customer service, good at organization, and good at follow-though. And frankly, if I hadn’t been kicking ass at this job and making my company’s team the most effective avenue for the government PM to get anything done for the last couple of years the new contract might not even exist. People have been trying to herd me in a project management direction for years, and this is probably my best chance to give it a try in an environment I really understand. So, let’s see where it goes.

Date: 2015-06-09 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizkayl.livejournal.com
Congrats and best wishes!

Date: 2015-06-09 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kushielsfire.livejournal.com
Awesome! Congrats!!

Date: 2015-06-09 08:42 pm (UTC)
reedrover: (Courage)
From: [personal profile] reedrover
Good luck, and let me know if there is any way that I can help!

Date: 2015-06-09 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amazonmink.livejournal.com
Good luck and congratulations!

Date: 2015-06-10 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] labrynthos.livejournal.com
You'll do well! Maybe they will be willing to pay for some additional training? I've had some amazing PMs who have these very interesting skill sets and approaches that I never would have considered. I'm sure they learned it somewhere! :-)

Date: 2015-06-10 02:02 am (UTC)
gsh: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gsh
Go you! Congrats!

Date: 2015-06-10 05:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gipsieee.livejournal.com
Squeee! Hope you like it!

Date: 2015-06-10 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soubrettic.livejournal.com
Fantastic!

Date: 2015-06-10 09:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] musicman.livejournal.com
Well done, and congratulations!!!

Date: 2015-06-10 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miwedhel.livejournal.com
Awesome!! Congrats!!

Date: 2015-06-11 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skill-grl.livejournal.com
Congrats! And, know that I think of you daily as I work w/ my Sharepoint bozo. Wish you could be working with us.

Hazzah! And keep on being awesome.

Date: 2015-06-11 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vvalkyri.livejournal.com
Congrats!

Date: 2015-06-11 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilwolfgirl22.livejournal.com
Woot!!! So great to hear that what comes naturally to you is being rewarded. And what's even better, you've become more comfortable with taking the risk of the added stress to keep moving up. You've got this.
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