While I was on maternity leave, I got passed over for a promotion. Fine. I actually quite like the New Person they hired instead of me, although it's taken me a long time to admit that. I'm not convinced that she is more qualified than me, but she is competent and fair and she does a good job working with some difficult people and advocating for her staff. Fine.
I have two job titles. My main job title is Assistant Managing Editor. (Hence why I applied to be the Managing Editor. My job was created as a training ground to be the Managing Editor, which is why it was such a slap in the face not to get the job.) I'm also a Senior Editor. Most of the work I do is more Senior Editor-ish, due to the way the company is structured and such, which is fine, although I've wanted to get more management training. I have not aggressively pursued this goal due to, oh, a few other things going on in my life. When I have tried to pursue this, I've been rebuffed.
I was told yesterday by the New Person that job descriptions are being revised (by her and her two management colleagues) and that The Assistant Managing Editor part of my title is being dropped. "That's not the work you're doing," I was told. While I recognize that this is true to a certain extent, I feel like I was given a job and what I'm doing matches that job description. Not my fault that a better job description wasn't written. Not my fault that they have not given me additional responsibility when I have asked. When I asked about taking on more management duties at my last review, my boss told me that she "doesn't need any help with her job." OK, fine. And, frankly, that title is important to me. It's very helpful to have that title as I look for Managing Editor positions elsewhere. It looks like a freakin' demotion to have the MAIN PART OF MY JOB TITLE just taken away, whoosh!
This morning I brought a copy of my job description in for my boss to look at. No one here in the office had a copy. Huh? How's that? I was told that the company has changed, that it's not the duty of the company to create a job to match what I want, and that job titles come and job titles go. I don't really know how to answer that, except that I'm looking around, so if you want to keep me, you'd better work on making my job a little more interesting. Which is basically what I said. Argh.
This is all yet another sign that I need to move on from this job. I know I'm stagnating here. The timing in my personal life is just so piss poor for making a change. After this past weekend, dealing with something like this just makes me want to crawl into a cave and sleep for a while.
I know posting about work stuff is dangerous. Don't want to get dooced and all. Not sure how long this post will stay up, but I had to vent.