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I may get a promotion but I am worried I might not be able to deal with the stress


My immediate superior is leaving the company in a few months’ time. A senior manager has confided to me that I will be the running for the job.

I am naturally flattered and excited and it would be good for my career to move into management for the first time. I am concerned though, having seen how stressed my current manager gets. Do you think I should take the job or wait till I am more ready?