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I Am Qualified, Why Not Me?

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Question;I Am Qualified, Why Not Me?Five years ago, when Bobby Bret joined Crystal Productions as a junior accountant, he feltthat he was on his way up. He had just graduated with a B+ average from college, where hewas well liked by his peers and by the faculty and had been an officer in several studentorganizations. Bobby had shown a natural ability to get along with people as well as to getthings done. He remembered what Roger Friedman, the controller at Crystal, had told himwhen he was hired: ?I think you will do well here, Bobby. You?ve come highlyrecommended. You are the kind of guy that can expect to move right on up the ladder.?Bobby felt that he had done a good job at Crystal, and everybody seemed to like him.In addition, his performance appraisals had been excellent. However, after five years he wasstill a junior accountant. He had applied for two senior accountant positions that had comeopen, but they were both filled by people hired from outside the firm. When the accountingsupervisor?s job came open two years ago, Bobby had not applied. He was surprised whenhis new boss turned out to be a hotshot graduate of State University whose only experiencewas three years with a large accounting firm. Bobby had hoped that Ron Greene, a senioraccountant he particularly respected, would get the job.On the fifth anniversary of his employment at Crystal, Bobby decided it was timeto do something. He made an appointment with the controller. At that meeting Bobbyexplained to Mr. Friedman that he had worked hard to obtain a promotion and shared hisfrustration about having been in the same job for so long. ?Well,? said Mr. Friedman,?you don?t think that you were all that much better qualified than the people that we havehired, do you?? ?No,? said Bobby, ?but, I think I could have handled the senioraccountant job. Of course, the people you have hired are doing a great job too.? Thecontroller responded, ?We just look at the qualifications of all the applicants for each job,and considering everything, try to make a reasonable decision.?QUESTIONS1.Do you believe that Bobby has a legitimate complaint? Explain.2.Explain the impact of a promotion-from-within policy on outside recruitment.

 

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