Scene: I was talking to my boss today about development plans for some of the folks on my team — making sure they have opportunities to grow, get exposure in the agency. I’m good at making sure other folks get theirs.
Me: Well, XX has been here for X time. What’s to be expected in terms of progression to the next promotion?
Boss: A couple of years.
Me: Okay. [return to my desk]
…where I got an email reminding me to pick up my my 5-year anniversary gift from HR today. I feel like that might have been a hint.