Chain of Command

I work for an ad agency a while ago which opened a new department who was tasked operating a new facet of our client relations.  The group was organized as such.

  • VP
  • Director of Sales (me)
  • Director of Account management
    • Account manger 1
    • Account manger 2
    • Account manger 3

Well after about a month of this the VP decided she has had enough and quits and then promptly goes on vacation.  A day later the Director of Account manager also quits.  But the company really doesn’t want her to leave so they offer her the position of VP of the Department and an incentive to say, which she accepts.

Return the original VP back from her refreshing vacation, during which she apparently discovered that being unemployed is not what it’s cracked up to be and promptly informs the company that she is staying.  So they say ok, and she is made Executive VP.

Now the department looks like this:

  • Exec VP
  • VP
  • Director of Sales (me)
  • No Manager
    • Account manger 1
    • Account manger 2
    • Account manger 3

Now nothing gets done and I have an extra boss.

5 Responses to “Chain of Command”

  1. 1

    This is bullshit! I wish you the best!

  2. 2

    So, essentially, the VP gave x weeks notice, used her vacation time during that period, retracted her resignation and returned to a promotion? What should’ve happened, in the event that very little was getting done with both the VP and the account mgmt director in play, is both should’ve been allowed to leave and neither should’ve been accepted back.

    It takes a special sort of person to be able to disrespect his/her position in the current economy to that extent. That’s abusive. I sincerely hope your company isn’t planning on keeping them on any longer than it takes to find their replacements.

  3. 3

    Typical corporate bullshit protect our own environement. I’ll keep on keeping my friends butts covered because I play golf with them, drink with them, sleep with them, whatever. No matter what effect it has on the company, they’ll be protected.

  4. 4
    Skuddle Magoon

    This website is priceless. I wish it would be maintained, and that some of the stuff available a few years ago would be put back into the site.

    In my 40+ years working in U.S. corporations I’ve heard everything in this site 100s of times!

  5. 5

    I’m amazed you got to that position in the first place with all those typos.

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