I am at my job going for the 3rd year. I am a senior staff, report to the Director. Her boss the CFO, made it clear when I was hired that he planned to groom me to take her position when she retires. Everything was going great for the first 6 months then my relationship with the Director started to turn sour. She started to alienate me and influenced other team members to do so. A little background, everyone on the team but me has been working together close to 10 years. I am the new addition.
The situation got so bad that one time the Director told me to my face: I will be here for another 3 years. This position is not for you yet.
At first I tried to stay through this because of the good will I have with the CFO, but day to day I have to work in this department with other 4 women, lead by my boss who just flat out doesn’t like me.
If I leave, I may not be in a Director’s position in the next 3 years in the new company, but if I stay, I am just miserable.
Should I stay in my role and tough it out? Or should I leave and create something better?