A respected union steward once told me, "sometimes you to be a failure to be promoted. If you run an area too well, they don't want you to leave". My manager want me to mentor a new pt sup to "follow my lead" and "look up to me". Then my FT sups says "the manager is saying that for a reason","his success(new pt) is your success". Since, i have put in for ft management two months ago, but haven't progress in mapp. Is this common to how management conducts promotions?