Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
I just don't want to do it prematurely. I don't know if it would come across as presumptuous. I mean it seems like for higher positions years of service is valued highly, which I think is silly because there are tons of capable people that should be in managers shoes that aren't.
FWIW - I think it's worth having that conversation with your boss regardless. Even if you are seen as too young or too junior, it's likely to improve your long-term prospects (assuming you handle the conversation well). It's a chance to show that, substantively, you are ready for the additional responsibility (or whatever that job entails). Even if it goes to someone else, it will be a good thing if the decision-makers know in the backs of their heads, "PB was really qualified for that position he applied for before, but we didn't give it to him because we wanted him to get more seasoning." It will make you seem that much more ready the next time, and it will seem that much more like it's "your turn".
Then again, who wants to promote a f**-up who can't even handle a simple umbrella purchase?