Ever applied for temporary promotion within your work?


#1

lurker popping my head up.

Spent the weekend trying to complete a TP form, and feeling deflated about it all as colleagues in work admit to bullshitting despite being marked by ones that know what they are capacity of. :confused:

Interested on hearing some other options - Ever applied for TP? how honest were you, did you embellish or outright lie?

Will put through and feel like crap if I don’t succeed :unamused:


#2

Yes, twice a few years back when I was in a previous role. One I got and one I didn’t. I was fairly honest on the form/at interview, mainly because I work in a fairly small organisation and the panel would therefore have known full well if I was talking bollocks. Probably easier to get away with bullshitting in a larger organisation where the panel members are less likely to know you well.

I guess it also depends if they do genuinely base the decision solely on the form/interview rather than any prior knowledge of your performance.

Oh, and good luck!


#3

Yeah and it was really useful and helped me loads - no need to make stuff up and I think if you do you’d put yourself in a rubbish position as you’d be found out, no?

Most of them seem like utter garbage, though.


#4

Agree with the two answers above.

Honesty is the best policy and if your interviewers are any good, they’ll be happy to give feedback regardless of the outcome.


#5

Early Buzzcocks lyrics needed some reworking


#6

A few hundred in the department.
Been told it’s blind marked - but I would be embarrassed to lie

If I don’t get my hopes up I should be alright


#7

Sub thread: how much bullshittery is allowed in an interview? Gonna need to push the boundary soon i think


#8

#9

yes

luckily i worked in a company where most people were idiots so i got promoted, more than once


#10

#11

yes! saw that the other day and it is absolutely accurate

it was 13/14 months from helping out the training department a couple of times a week to becoming a manager

call centres are terrible for many things but they’re great for obtaining management experience haha