Saturday, October 13, 2007

Because coincidences ring hollow when they're not true

One day, I joke about giving Matilda a promotion.

Later the same week, I'm offered a promotion.

No, seriously. I have too much shame to make up lies that transparent.

You're looking at the new Creative Services Segment Manager. I'm a promotions strategy and initiatives leader! (I have my chest all puffed out when I say that.)

I'm excited. And a little conflicted, because for 90% of my professional life I've defined myself as a writer, and now writer is gone from my title. I'm in a new box on the org chart. I'm outside the writer/designer "talent pool." I report to my former boss' boss. I'm not so much writing anymore, I'm strategizing. I'm liasing. And I don't know what any of that means!

I need to go cast on for a new sweater...


Devorah said...

O.k., now congrats are really in order. My apologies for my misinterpretation yesterday -- I read it as M was becoming a big sister.

Mazel tov on the new job!!!

Anonymous said...

promotion was long overdue!its about time they recognized your talents for laising....I think thats a word....I have an article on corporate buzzwords you can borrow.

red fish said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you will be an awesome whaddayoucallit. Isn't it funny how the higher up you get, the harder it is to understand and explain what you do?

I can't wait to see the promotion sweater!

Sachi said...

Congratulations! It'll be fine. You're still a writer. Just on different terms. :-)