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Newly promoted boss not working out?

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

Not every employee is cut out for management. Someone who was a true asset as a skilled worker may be a bust after being promoted. If that happens in your organization, exercise patience before terminating.

Make sure she has the support and training she needs, and was afforded every opportunity to succeed. That way, if she fails, you can terminate her, knowing no court will second-guess your decision.

Recent case: Angela, who is black, was born in Nigeria and became a naturalized U.S. citizen. She earned a pharmacy degree and went to work for Rite Aid drug stores as a pharmacist. She proved to be a capable employee, and her supervisor recommended her for a promotion to manager, supervising more than a dozen pharmacists at several Rite Aid stores.

Co-workers, subordinates and her new boss said Angela began having problems in her new role right away. For example, she prepared a proposal to hire several new pharmacists for her ...(register to read more)

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