I am a director and was promoted in a sudden absence of the previous director.
November 19,2021 at 1:44PM UTC
I got NO onboarding or orientation; this past year has been hell pretty much…..trying to figure out how to navigate systems and people and structures.
I have had some turn over because I started to hold people accountable.
There have been problems with two key leadership positions that are contracted to work in my department however I do not supervise them.
I voiced concerns and asked for support on multiple occasions to my executive sponsor with minimal help.
Now, I have a new executive sponsor who in 3 weeks has assigned a “support person” who has badmouthed the job I have done and yelled at me two in front of my executive sponsor with no repercussions.
I have had my ability to fill a position suspended because my choice is a niece of one of my other employees who is a rock star. My boss apparently doubts my judgement because I didn’t know or share that they were related.
Yesterday I was invited to an “HR review” meeting with my boss and HR. No agenda attached but I was les to believe it was to review the candidate and formulate an action plan regarding her.
i was blindsided by both of them by them requesting an employee action plan from ME addressing the concerns of the unit as if some of the failings I had been trying to get addressed where a failure of my leadership.
I left pissed, humiliated, and completely crushed. There has not been one remark or statement up to that point other than from my “support person” about my leadership.
I literally carried this unit for 2.5 months when I had some open positions and this is the thanks I get after a year of work, hiring good people, and asking for help since I never was trained.
I liked my job until 3 weeks ago and it’s been hell since my new “support person” who does nothing but bash me to my boss and feels she doesn’t report to me although my boss states she does.
Any advice for my next best step?
I am completely discouraged…..
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