|Blooming where planted.|
Credit: Derek Lowe
I've been approached to apply for an interesting position, but it would mean working with a person I have known to regularly engage in bad management techniques such as micromanaging and gaslighting employees who come forward with concerns about the workplace environment.
The job would mean a new level of prestige and could lead to some very fruitful collaborations, but I'm happy in my current position where I have a very hands-off supervisor and a lot of freedom to pursue projects that interest me personally.
Should I pursue prestige and (maybe) a little more money? Or should I be content to bloom where I'm planted?
Cheers, AnonThat's a great question, Anon. I personally think that unless you can extract some sort of promises of no interaction with this unpleasant person (which I suspect you cannot), I wouldn't accept the new position. I suspect that you should bloom where you're planted, or at least bloom where you can bloom (and it doesn't sound like you would thrive in the potential new environment.)
Readers, what do you think? Can you think of a situation where you have moved to a new organization where you knew there would be personality conflicts and managed to avoid problems from the start?