I was rocking my job– managing multiple teams and sought out for all kinds of things across the company. This was all great until I asked for a promotion into upper management. My CTO told me he'd get back to me the next week, but he didn't. After a couple of weeks, I approached him again and he asked me why I needed a "grandiose title" when I was obviously seen as an important person. Since then, I've felt like a schmuck for working so hard and giving them my all.