I Don't want to be 'promoted'

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hey ladies,

i left after 1.5 yrs at a bb ibd and im currently working in a completely diff industry 9-5 role, for half the pay. yes ladies, half.

since i had so much free time, i started an online side business which recently exceeded my bb base salary on a per month basis.

now im about 6 months into this new role i have been offered a promotion. the thing is that i do not want more responsibility because i want more time to work on my online business. taking up this new role means that i have to stay later in the office serving clients on the other side of the timezone.

they didnt mention that there was a salary boost tho.

how do i go about saying no but not letting the firm down?

EDIT: MY SIDE BUSINESS DOES NOT MAKE 70K/MONTH its around 5K/MONTH

Comments (16)

Jul 11, 2012

If your online side business actually makes $70K per month, quit your job. What's even the point of being there. Are you trolling?

Jul 11, 2012
TheKing:

If your online side business actually makes $70K per month, quit your job. What's even the point of being there. Are you trolling?

not a troll. i think i wasnt clear enough.. makes about 5k+ a month. 70/12 = 5+

Jul 11, 2012

he's most definitely troll..i hate trolls

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

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Jul 11, 2012
TonyPerkis:

he's most definitely troll..i hate trolls

Not as much as fat kids

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Jul 11, 2012
SirBarney:
TonyPerkis:

he's most definitely troll..i hate trolls

Not as much as fat kids

i despise them

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Jul 11, 2012

What is the growth potential for your online business?

Jul 11, 2012
UFOinsider:

What is the growth potential for your online business?

not too much maybe 150k/yr by the 3rd year or so

Jul 11, 2012
PIGS:
UFOinsider:

What is the growth potential for your online business?

not too much maybe 150k/yr by the 3rd year or so

How about long term? If you're going to make more money in the long term with the startup, just focus on that....if not, keep your day job and take the promotion. The good part is that you can probably buy some time and just tell them that you would like to be promoted but don't feel you are ready.

Jul 11, 2012

tell us moe about this webcam based gay peepshow that you run.

Jul 11, 2012

Just tell them that you don't feel comfortable at this point with the increased responsibility. They will appreciate your honesty. No one wants to promote someone and see them fail.

Jul 11, 2012

Some of the work for the online business can probably be outsourced for cheap, especially things of a more IT nature - maybe something to consider.

Jul 11, 2012

Do you really need all the extra time to focus on your online side business? If not, outsource it like Going Concern said and take the promotion. Your current job will provide you with tremendous amount of networking/career opportunity unlike your online side job.

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Jul 11, 2012

You should have stayed at your BB.

Jul 13, 2012
Connor:

You should have stayed at your BB.

and your real world experience says that because.........

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Jul 13, 2012
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