Imagine yourself being hired for a new job. As soon as you start working, you notice a strange relationship between a manager and your co-worker. In fact, she does everything for him, including managing his emails, driving him to work and driving him back home… On the other hand, he always help her do her tasks, especially when she has tight deadlines. Moreover, she knows many information that a normal employee is not supposed to know; she knows who is going to face problems, who is not working as requested, who will get a raise and other private, work-related information. This relationship starts bothering you, especially when you think that being promoted will be impossible, unless she is promoted at the first place. You are sure that neither your performance nor your skills will give you a better position. In this case, do you think you should look for another job somewhere else?
You need to think about it deeply at first. In fact, you are still new in this job and you have not even get the chance to settle. Therefore, do not bother yourself with the moving-to-another-job thoughts; or else, you will be considered as a job-hopper.
Never think that if a co-worker, who has been working for a long time with the company that you have been newly hired at, will prevent you from being hired as well. All you have to do is to do your job and be smart enough to impress.
As a new hire-up, you need to focus less on what your co-worker is doing and concentrate more on being a colleague, not an enemy. However, many women tend to build hatred walls between them and co-workers, especially in similar cases. In fact, this behavior will affect your promotion negatively, and after all, your boss will listen to your co-worker’s opinion.
DO not turn things to be a competition. Instead, be the nice co-worker who is always there to cooperate and help. Do your best and show that you’re able to achieve great results. Try to build a good relationship with your boss, show him how glad you are working for him and discuss your interests in the industry with him.
When you find that it’s about time, ask your manager about the requirements to be promoted. Sometimes, their requirements won’t be based on work-related skills and performances. However, requirements might be limited to team spirit, cooperation and good behavior.