I sent an angry email at work and as a rule I refrain from this as I think it is a bad thing to get into but I was pretty peeved. Let me set the stage.
In my review, over the last two years, I have repeatedly set as a goal to take project management training. Along with that event planning training but now, since I took the second one, I am hot on the trail of project management training. In my last review my boss and I sort of came up with the idea that it would be a good idea to bring the training to our division and provide it to our employees as a group. But I was the one who was yammering about this for about two years. I tell you this to set the stage.
So now it has come to pass that the training will be in Jan for the division. This has not been announced yet, but my old boss told me this today (she is now my old boss as I have a new supervisor) and the course will be a seminar on Jan 7th. Excitement and it will be for 20-25 people, first come first serve and so forth. She tells me we need to set up to run this and I say sign me up, I am interested in it and I can also help with the event planning for it.
Later that day, I email my current supervisor and request permission to take the seminar which has not been announced yet but will be on such and such a date and it meets with my professional goals and so forth. She sends me and email back that I tee off on. It just pushes my buttons to the point where I have to say "Hey wait a minute..."
In her email she does not give me permission to take the seminar as she might want to take it HERSELF and spews some line about resources and so forth. I write her back and tell her I am going to write frankly and give her more back story about how it came to be that we would be offering the seminar. That it was essentially MY idea that had come up in MY review over the past few years. I told her that I project manage every day in my position and I felt that the training was essential to my work at ____ Division.
She mailed back that we would see and she had not known the history of what was going on. Anyways. I will be mighty peeved if I don't get that training as it was my idea and I am going to be MORE than pissed if they turn it into a manager's only training. I think regular staff can use this more than managers as we actually DO the work. Timelines, to do lists...etc.
If this does not go down well, I will begin looking. Even in this economy, I will. But first, I will get signed up for this training as a two day seminar and get my department to pay for it. You can bet on that.
Mighty PEEVED. Argh. Fuckers.
Last event of the year is tomorrow. Small luncheon.