Getting a New Job

Posted by Mrs Money on October 20th, 2009

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I’ve known for a few months now that my position is being eliminated. After the initial shock, I decided I’m going to have to do something so I might as well figure out a plan. As the merger draws closer, I’m presented with new opportunities, and I’m trying to decide which will be the best decision for me. Here are my choices:

-Sales Position (Banker who sits at desk and opens accounts and does loans). Basically this is the position I’ll map over into if I do nothing. I will keep the same pay. However, I don’t know if I will stay at my current branch or I’ll have to go to another branch. Positives for this position: I would be at the desk every day. Not managing crazy people. Negatives: I’m doing sales all day. If we don’t get the traffic, I’ll have to call customers to get them to come in for appointments, and to be honest, I don’t think that is something I like.

-Teller Supervisor (Manages tellers, is second in charge). Keep my same pay here too. This is the position I am leaning towards. Positives: (Hopefully) not as stressful as the sales position. I’ll be on the teller line all day doing something I know I can do. Negatives: I will have to coach people and it’s something I need to work on. I don’t know if I’ll be happy on the teller line all day, every day.

-Teller. This obviously I would take a pretty good pay cut but would be less stress.

-Look for a new job with a different bank or new field. I have friends that work at other banks so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a job. I just am intimidated by that and really don’t want to have to give up my seniority with my employer now.

What position do you think I should take?

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5 Responses to “Getting a New Job”


  1. I would do the teller supervisor. I have to do our company banking every week on Thursday. I see a lot of tellers and supervisors. I think if your only issue is the coaching part, why not buy at least two books (or check out from the library) books on supervising/coaching? Practice makes perfect. Are you in a position now to observe the teller supervisors or are you friends with one that you could ask for some pointers? I wouldn’t suggest getting a new job, because it seems like your chances are better of being employed by staying, plus you like having your seniority. Besides, I don’t like going to brand new jobs, so I wouldn’t suggest going to a new and different bank. ;-)

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  2. Deirdre says:

    I would go for the teller supervisor position as well. I’m all for following your bliss, but I think it’s unrealistic to expect that ANY job would make you “happy all day, every day.” And it seems like that position would give you the opportunity to develop new, useful skills – to step up and become a leader.

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  3. Robert says:

    Sorry to hear your position is going to disappear after the merger. Best of luck to you–hard work always pays off.

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  4. Miss M says:

    I vote teller supervisor too, I would hate a sales type position. It’s fine if the business comes to you and you just need to make clients happy, but if you are expected to cold call and drum up new business, no thanks! The supervisor position sounds challenging without being too draining. Let us know what you decide.

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