Have I been stitched?
A bit of background, we're a team of 3 reporting to a mgr. 7-8 months ago a new Manager joined, 1 person left (I believe it was peformance related) and the other was promoted outside of the team so it was just the mgr and myself, since then we have been firefighting and been overstretched (due to resource), ontop of that I have covered a fair chunk of the work by myself due to my Mgr getting married, long honeymoon being injured and having an operation. Two month ago the two replacements join, both are more senior than myself and have started to take back some of the work I have been covering.
So I think "great" a chance to get back to concentrating on my own role, however I just had a meeting with my line manager and my current role has been regraded to a more senior level (same as the other two), however I am not being regraded so cannot do it any longer. So in summary worked crazy hours, struggling to do 3 roles above my usual level to get myself out there but do not get the chance to do 1 on its own...
I have been told about two seperate roles within the company, one is a bit dead end and the other is only on a 6 month project. I asked what if I didn't want to take either role and the third option is redundancy, although I was told that they don't want to lose me. I only have 18mths permanant employment but have actually been with the company for 3 years as I was contracting previously, so I'm guessing any payout will be minimal.
So my options are take a job I don't want or chance it on the contracting market again in this great economy.
Not sure if I have a point to this post, but I feel a little better for brain dumping