I am writing to you today to see if there is any way out of my current predicament... other than leave the organisation... Given both of you and your predisposition to 'D' communication, I fully expect a "No - Just get out of there" - especially as the length of this is a bit long, for which I apologise.
Firstly, a bit about me, DISC = High I, and MBTI - INTP with no strong indication E,I or J, P My role - probably b-c Level exec (annual staff budget of ~2-3m AUD => $1.5m USD)
Secondly, to organisation - 3000 people social policy government department with my group being 500 people of IT professionals.
Now the guts of it all...
For the past twelve months I have been working with a High 'C' (my observation) and I am a High 'I'. The project I worked on was almost a failure despite repeated requests initiated by me to gain extra resources, or cut scope - all of which were denied, and when the crunch came, to get the project across the line, I fell on my sword and got the work transferred to another branch by publicly admitting that one of the deliverables was not possible with current support levels - in front of the Auditors (brave, or stupid - your call). Hardly the best option, however with 8 weeks to go, the only option. I suffered greatly as a result, and even ended up in Hospital as a result of the stress losing 33 pounds in a week!!!
I was then transferred to another branch to look after a Customer service area (not pure IT - more business application support) in a new role without any position description working for a high D C, who is good friends with my former branch head (also high D C). My current supervisor regularly "goes off" and on three occasions now has come out of the office and swears openly on the floor at me - one quote "The document was f*****g shit"... mutter ... "You did a crap job" - in front of my team.
My direct report is also a friend of this person and former direct report who is regularly afforded 1-1 time in excess of my 1-1 time. My manager and direct report commonly agree to things and then I discover these things in hindsight. Example (from just last week) was a pay rise to a person in my team - despite me being accountable for the budget, or recruitment decision when I am the person hiring... how stupid do I look now!
I have always been one to never walk away, however in this instance, I do not feel strong enough to confront this manager (as the relationship was poisoned prior to me getting in this role by the former manger), and when I took this to their superior, I was told that I should confront this manager... I just need to have a drink immediately prior!
If you've read this far, I think you'll agree this is difficult, and my reaching out to you guys (and other forum members) is a vain hope that I can change this situation.
All the best regards to you both, and keep doing what you are doing - I am certain you are making a difference.