Yesterday, I heard through the grapevine at work that "Melissa", one of the customer service workers and a supervisor of the checkers, had quit suddenly. I asked a coworker, "Where's Melissa? Haven't seen her lately?" and got a story that was not confirmed by high-ups, just speculation.
I have been thinking of making my interest in a promotion known for some time. Would it be really "off" to say something like "Boss, I just wanted to say that if an opening in Customer Service comes up, I want to be considered for the position"? That way, I don't have to look like a gossip and Melissa doesn't have to come up at all, even if her leaving is a big open secret.
I do know that I could be in a good position to get it. The other two cashiers with seniority over me emphatically do not want it. I want it for steadier hours and more pay.
Or am I overthinking this?