My company has grown exponentially in the past few years and its become necessary to divide my role - which encompasses accounting, IT, HR, administration, marketing, and facilities - into new positions that focus on only one thing each. They started by hiring a new IT person. Now they're thinking about bringing on someone to handle accounting - leaving me to handle HR matters and business development.
I've been with the company almost 12 years and I realize I can no longer the workload for ALL of the roles, but I'm feeling very frustrated because a. I have not been party to the decision or hiring process for these new positions (basically they've just told me "hey, so and so is starting next week and they're going to handle x going forward, can you go ahead and make sure everything is set up and ready to go for them?) and b. these new positions are being set with higher compensation than I am receiving.
Am I justified to feel irritated that a portion of my job is somehow more valuable to the company than the whole of my job? I should clarify that these new employees have similar work experience, qualifications, years of service, etc. as me and do not hold any special certifications like CPA, PMI, etc.
I did bring this up with the CEO and CFO recently and their response was that these people have more experience than I do (even though they don't) and that in order to bring on the "right" person they had had to offer higher salaries.
Looking for some feedback - what should I make of this? Is this just a not so subtle way of them telling I'm no longer valued by the organization and I should move on? Please provide any guidance you might have in how I should handle this.