Does promotion mean less work?

A friend excitedly called up his mother to inform her about his promotion at work. After listening to him patiently, his mother expressed her happiness. Then she asked, “So, does this mean you have to work less?”.

My friend was dumbfounded because there would be even greater responsibilities now.

But, where did this misconception arise from? When you get promoted, you have to work less!

Is it not the other way? Because you have been capable of handling bigger things, we are promoting you.

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  1. Well, she is not to be blamed, for a mother promotion means her son can boss upon a few juniors and get work done by them.

  2. If you can delegate work (work smart), maybe. Though the work pressure and responsibility is something you can't escape from, because it only gets bigger as you step higher!

  3. haha..this is a popular misconception indeed boss...interesting..:)

  4. Often a boss can delegate more and has more responsibility but also more authority to order around, maybe bully a little too :)

  5. Isn't that right? What are those juniors for then? They work and you relax!

  6. @Rama - Promotions are always associated with a bigger team! But that does not mean you have less work! It is more responsibility!

    @RGB - I agree with you.

    @Ramesh - :)

    @Indian Home Maker - Thank you for dropping by.

    Yes, the bullying part is the most exciting part of the promotion. :)

    @Aparna - Yes Yes! Till now, you have worked like a donkey! Now, make the others work like donkeys! Right? :p


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