I have been working at a position for 6 years and was given a promotion to team manager about a year ago. Prior to that, I had been doing the management work without the title/pay for about another year. My entire department went under restructuring and I am now under a new manager. My new manager has been extremely pleased with my progress and the way the department has been handled but feels we need direction from someone with much more experience than I do. I agreed to this up to the point that we need more senior people on the team, but nowhere did we discuss management or how these people would fall in with the structure.
We found someone about a week ago and I checked our org chart and it shows that I now report to that person, as well as my one remaining direct report. My boss not only wants to release my report (who has been an underperformer for a while, but I was not given authority to release him nor a budget to hire a new person) but reaffirmed the org chart change by saying it will not affect what I will be doing but "it is what it is."
Other than lack of resources and budget, I have not been given any negative feedback to my performance nor the way I had been running my department, including my reports. To me, this feels like the effort I had put in for the past 6 years is being put aside for someone who has not even proven themselves in the company at this time. The way my manager had worded our discussions had been that the new, more senior people, would work with me (not above me) and we would move the department to bigger heights.
I am trying to remain positive about this but I feel bitter that my hard work has been pretty much ignored and I was not really given any sort of information about this until I was told (by someone not anywhere related to my department) to check the org chart.
What are your thoughts?