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#1 Foodsafetyperson

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Posted 03 July 2021 - 06:43 PM

Hi all, I am currently a supervisor but I am doing Manager tasks. Should I say something to HR or Management? I am not the only one that has noticed this several of my coworkers have said why don't I ask to be the QA manager since I am already doing the job. I manage our SQF system, point of contact for all inspection including regulatory, purchase equipment, hire/fire employees. Purchase necessary items. And all other tasks that a manager normally does.... What should I do? Does anyone have any experience dealing with this?



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Posted 03 July 2021 - 08:20 PM

Hi All,

I am currently a supervisor but I am doing Manager tasks. Should I say something to HR or Management? I am not the only one that has noticed this several of my coworkers have said why don't I ask to be the QA manager since I am already doing the job.

I manage our SQF system, point of contact for all inspection including regulatory, purchase equipment, hire/fire employees. Purchase necessary items. And all other tasks that a manager normally does....

What should I do? Does anyone have any experience dealing with this?

 

Hi FSP,

 

How big a Company ? Product ? Process ?

 

Is the QA Manager position vacant then ?


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Posted 03 July 2021 - 08:28 PM

There is no QA Manager... I work for a medium size company that wholesales produce.



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Posted 03 July 2021 - 08:34 PM

There is no QA Manager... I work for a medium size company that wholesales produce.

 

Hi FSP,

 

Do you mean this is a Storage/Distribution unit ?

 

Are there job descriptions for Supervisor and QA Manager ?

 

Who is the SQF Practitioner ?


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Posted 05 July 2021 - 02:01 PM

I'd be asking for a raise/salary increase

 

If you're the SQF practitioner +++++, you're a manager not a supervisor


Please stop referring to me as Sir/sirs


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Posted 06 July 2021 - 01:04 PM

Good morning Foodsafety. The sad fact is, there is generally not an easy promotion track with most companies and they tend to pile the responsibility on you until you say enough. It makes you more marketable, and is probably how many of us first learned our trades.

Having held director positions over other managers, I can say there is a real possibility that your management isn't doing this to spite you. It's kind of our jobs to get the most out of employees and other managers, pushing them to be their best and then rewarding/advancing them for it. Sometimes we lag on the reward/advancement part.

My suggestions:

  • pull your original job description to get a baseline
  • put down some bullet points of responsibilities you handle now that weren't in your original job description
    • possibly compare this to job descriptions that you are looking to be moved up to and jot those in the list under their own subheading. (that's probably overkill, I tend toward overkill...)
  • make an appointment and take this to your manager to respectfully discuss it 


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Posted 07 July 2021 - 06:15 PM

This very same thing happened to me when I started out in the industry. I was the SQF practioner + supervisor. Same duties as you.

 

I kept pushing to be promoted to be a QA Manager since that's what I was doing but they kept delaying. I presented job description of what a QA Manager did and my current task. I also presented the pay I deserved lol. I talked to my manager and reviewed it with him nicely. I think because I was so young, I wasn't taken seriously... I did not have the "experience to be a manager" needless to say I left after a couple of months for a QA Manager title & pay. Once I received this offer they tried to counter with the title and pay. At that point it was such a sour taste in my mouth that it wasn't worth it to me to stay around.

 

I later talked to someone from HR who no longer works there and she told me it was a pretty common practice at the company I was at. They try to keep you as a supervisor to avoid paying the manager price tag. They called us unicorns, people who can get the job done for the low price tag. It gave me great experience for my next opportunity though :).  






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