I've worked the last 5 years as a State employee for a very large public school system. I work in Facilities Design & Construction. I am "under-employeed" ($over $20k a year pay cut), taking this job during the economy downturn and after not working for 2 years. A outside consulting firm has been working in our office/dept for about a year, looking at our processes and culture. Two months ago they became way more involved. They filled a vacant position with a person in their company (my boss's boss) and my boss was fired. He really wasn't doing his job and had become more and more unapproachable. Here is my problem: I now report to this consulting firm guy who knows NOTHING about my job, has never talked to me about my job or his expectations, and he has never even been to my desk. I have been called out 4 or 5 times by him and his boss (who is a big-wig here now and in the consulting firm). The things I've been "talked to" about are extremely minor and aren't important at all (if you understand my job, this is obvious). The worse part, though, is I am getting NO due process. I am guilty of whatever they heard or perceived I did or didn't do. Any explanation by me is brushed off. I'm guilty when I walk into a meeting with them. I am the lowest paid, most unimportant job position here, so I don't know why the focus is on me. I have done a good job since I've been here, been proactive in supporting my project managers, and trained a new staff person doing the same work I do. Why do they not like me and why are they harrassing me? I need to stay 2 more months to be 100% vested in my retirement, so I need to play it cool. But, one more meeting with my new boss about something irrelevant is going to push me over the edge. I am seriously considering going to HR for advice. Help!