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Job Title Changed then Removed?

Job Title Changed then Removed

I was a Management Trainee going through different departments until September 07. I was then given a new job role on a 3 Month Trial period. 4 Months later i have been told the trial period is being reset becuase my boss didn't come up with a training programme for me in the original 3 month period.

I have never had a letter stating my new job title but i have been given the title along with business cards stating the title, and have been told to use it as my signature on letters, emails etc. Therefore doing the role that goes along with the title for the last 4 months.

I know trial periods have no legal standing but i have done everything i was asked to do within this period, and i am now being told that the period has been reset and that they don't want to limit which department i end up in. therefore removing the job title given.

I'm not sure what to do next, do i have any legal rights to the job title given even though it wasn't given in writing?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Sorry for the long winded email its tough to explain.




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22nd Jan 2008 14:25

...my advice is this. Put it on your CV and move on.

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23rd Jan 2008 07:08

I would concur with the isea of putting it on your cv but would only move on mentally. I think they have your best interests at heart and did not want you stuck/snaffled by a dead end manager.
the best way to find out is to ask the question. What are they really telling you?

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23rd Jan 2008 11:08

I think you're worrying about nothing here. You have been told you are moving onto trial for another management role - so it's set you back about 3/4 months.

If you just did what you were told for the last few months then you didn't get the development required to be a manager anyway.

So embrace the new development opportunity, and if things don't work out. You can claim the title on your CV and even evidence it through your old business cards if its queried during a recruitment process elsewhere.

Don't rush to be a manager - you'll only be any good if you are developed into the role. And trust me, you don't want to be the object of a department's contempt because you aren't up to the task.

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