3 years ago I believed that my boss was like a surrogate mother to me. I really did. I knew that she was not so nice with others, but she always made such a compelling case for why she was working against those “other people” in our very large and complicated organization that I never questioned her integrity or motives. She never criticized me. She told me things like, “you are the smartest person I have ever worked with.”
3 years ago I bid on an internal promotion in another department and my boss got into a complicated fight with the hiring manager (who told me she wanted me to work for her) and long story short prevented me from moving and getting the promotion. She then stopped assigning me work and began lying about me. 1 year ago I went over her head and was temporarily moved, but even though this new dept. wants me there permanently, she is preventing it (while smiling to my face and treating me like her best friend).
It’s so horrible. You have to have been in a very large organization where these types of games go on to understand how sickening and frightening it is to have your life played with by other people for nothing except their own amusement. My family depends totally on this job and my benefits.
I have done absolutely everything I can to adjust and get out of this situation except file a formal complaint, and I am too afraid to do that. I think my old boss knows I am afraid to and that’s why she’s so comfortable deliberately manipulating the system to sabotage my career… Thank you for the prayers.