OT I got stepped on by my boss
Well, that's what it feels like. For months and months, she tells everyone with two ears that she wishes that I was her Deputy Manager. I mean, everyone. Then, the now Deputy Manager gives notice and she's moving to a different role within the company. Great, I figure, now is my chance.
My manager prints off the job descriptions, hounds HR to get things rolling. Gives me a print out of what HR "scores" on the application so I know key things to mention. Then....everything goes quiet. Usually jobs are posted within days of someone giving notice. Nothing. My manager also goes quiet and stops mentioning anything. I ask what the hold up is and she says she's not sure, doesn't know, etc.
I'm not stupid. I know something's up so I wait. Two and half weeks. Manager playing dumb all along. People asking me am I going to go for the job? I would be perfect. They hope it's me. I'd be great at it. THEN the bomb drops.
My manager is going to step down and take the Deputy Manager role. She probably knew this the better part of two weeks ago. So the same people she was pushing to get me to interview for the job...were now the same people she's been working with to step down. HR, her manager, director, etc.
Thanks a lot. I mean it would've been half decent to let me know this was going to happen. The upfront truth would've hurt a lot less than playing dumb and getting my hopes up for almost 3 weeks. I feel like I've been sucker punched...and I hate it.
My interest, passion and loyalty for the company and the one person I though had my back is completely gone. And I feel like sh*t.