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It’s time for me to go
A few months ago the company I work for got acquired by another one. As you can imagine lots of things have changed since the merger took place. I used to report to a C-level. The new leadership decided that a colleague who was coordinating some sales process, to become the leader of the Sales and Marketing team, even though we are both “directors” and that I was much more involved in all the initiatives... but beyond the title, I feel frustrated because I have much more experience in the area, managing people, knowledge about the region, and while all the changes were being made, I took the initiative to bring the team together. He is not a bad guy, but I’m so frustrated because A. For the first time in my career I find myself reporting to someone I have nothing meaningful to learn from, if anything I already know most of the things he is now learning. B. My role wasn’t supposed to shrink, that was not what I was told, but it has, because he took some of my responsibilities (but at the same time he expects for me to lead - mixed signals) I don’t think I have the strength to prove myself again (for any period of time) to be considered for a promotion. On the bright side, this situation has helped me to remember my value, what I can bring to the table, and I know is time for me to go. But in days like today I feel soo undervalued - every time someone says “oh you’re part of [his name] team” I cringe Additional background: I’ve been with this company for 12 years, I have had many roles. Vertical and horizontal promotions every 2/3 years except for my current role that I’ve been doing for almost 5 years now. Have you ever been in this situation? Do you have any tips on how to hang up while I look for another job? Thank you!

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