I recently wrote a presentation about my work to modify a vendor’s product to do what $company.TF needed. I had to write that presentation because the person presenting my work did not understand much of my work, and could not figure out how to use PowerPoint. I also had to assist during the presentation, because it was my work the vendor was most interested in, not $presenter’s work.
That information was so valuable to the vendor, the boss censored and controlled the meeting. The boss wants to leverage this information on the team’s work for financial considerations from said vendor.
That same boss sat me down to explain that I’m not confident or intelligent enough to get promoted, so of course the last several promotions went to others.
I reminded $boss.TF that he has long demanded that I do work above my title and pay grade, to the point that I am given the same tasks as and expected to cover for $people_at_that_title. I am also held to a higher standard for the work I do, with the presentation as an example. I was told, “Of course if I can get that work [from someone with lower title and pay], I want it. But that doesn’t make me a bad person!”
Funny, I wasn’t talking about what kind of person you are, or even hinting at it. Maybe you know you’re screwing me over and you feel bad about it, deep down. Not bad enough to stop, of course, but just a tinge.