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Should I accept the company's offer?

 
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The head of the commercial construction of the publishing company I am currently working is resigning and the said position has been offered to me. I’m giving it a second thought though since I’m only working here for two years. Also, I have co-workers who worked longer than me and are more deserving than me. I don’t want to create tension in the office, however, my parents encouraged me to accept it because they think I deserve it. Even a foreign colleague of mine told me to take the offer. I really don’t know if I should.
 
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There are many variables that we as strangers have no ability to observe. You appear concerned, so here are a few things to consider.

Have your parents ever encouraged you to do any thing foolhardy? Do you trust that they have your best interests at heart?

People tend to be promoted to their individual level of incompetency. Over the years, I promoted several people that were awesome at their previous position, but sucked at their new one. Maybe management has recognized this these other people have hit their best level. There may be a history between management and the 'more deserving' individual that you are not privy to.

Is there illegal activity at your company? Are you being set up as the scapegoat?

Above, I have used my imagination to try to cover the absurd. This is what I think it boils down to: If you think that you can do the job, then take it.
 
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luke hill wrote:The head of the commercial construction of the publishing company I am currently working is resigning and the said position has been offered to me. I’m giving it a second thought though since I’m only working here for two years. Also, I have co-workers who worked longer than me and are more deserving than me. I don’t want to create tension in the office, however, my parents encouraged me to accept it because they think I deserve it. Even a foreign colleague of mine told me to take the offer. I really don’t know if I should.




What do you want?  If you want it, why do you want it?  Why are they offering you the job?  Would taking this job be a part of your vision for the future?  You already know if you should take it, or not.
 
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If you're only going to be there for the short term, don't worry about stepping on others' toes. If they had been more deserving, they would have been offered the promotion.

On another note, make sure nothing suspicious is going on if this offer is coming out of the blue, and if there are more capable people in line ahead of you. Someone could be trying to foist responsibility for some potential wrongdoing onto you.

I am not trying to be an alarmist, just be aware of the political environment, and know what's been going on with the job you're thinking about stepping into. If somebody's taking off mid-project because they cheaped out on materials sourcing and want to set you up to take blame in the event of a disaster, well that's something you should probably find out about beforehand.

-CK
 
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