By the way, this sr. manager happens to be my boss’ sister. I have a feeling this is a test, and here’s why: I've come to strongly suspect that my boss is a “dangler”. Like, if this were a Seinfeld episode, that’d be her nickname “The Dangler”. During my interview, one of the first things she mentioned before I even sat down was that she was also trying to fill a fulltime position, saying she has a couple open on her team. After she hired me, she again brought it up out of nowhere. Both times I told her, I would be interested and to consider my hat thrown in the ring whenever she takes any real action to fill the job. I haven’t heard anything from her about it since then. Another time, we were talking about my next projects, and she asked: “Are you open to international travel?” and I quickly answered yes. She then in the same meeting assigned me to 3 domestic projects. Maybe it’s my imagination, but it seems like she “dangles” attractive prospects in front of her workers as a way to motivate, and maybe even disappoint.
“Hey M, just letting you know that I have an [opening on my team for your same position, but] from the business side. Let me know if you are interested.