Have you ever been pushed out of your job by a cutthroat supervisor or colleague?
November 5,2022 at 8:38PM UTC
If so, what eventually happened to you and the individual who went after you? I went through this at a job I left more than a year ago. I had successfully launched a few products for my organization. My boss, who was hired a few months after I was brought onboard, started to undermine my work and participate in spreading rumors about me. She eventually turned the very managers who hired me against me-- the same people who had raved about my work and said I had a great future there. She even turned HR against me-- they even threatened my benefits after I left. It got that bad.
It was a rough time I had never imagined I would have faced when I was first hired-- I had absolutely no idea it would take such an awful turn for the worse and I'd be stuck under someone who was out to get me. In hindsight, I think she wanted me out of her way because she knew I qualified not only for her job but the next step above hers. I left for a better position and a lot more money. The products I launched at the place where I was mistreated are thriving and generating income for the org, and replacing other failing products.
The bully boss had complaints lodged against her by some of my former colleagues but was still promoted, surprise surprise.
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* Ability to define Data Strategy, Data Governance process; Prior experience in defining Data Strategy is a plus
* Hands-on experience with one or more business intelligence tools or comparable programming and data experience is a plus
"Client is not accepting 20+ years of experience candidates" - Is this considered Age Discrimination?
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