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My co-workers are in Charlotte with my boss. They have her convinced
that they know what they're doing, and my ideas are always squashed.
My boss completely trusts one of my co-worker's opinions on his assessements
of people's technical abilities and every decision that needs to be
made pertaining to the network we work on. She doesn't understand what
is being lost due to his lack of willingness to accept any ideas other
than his own. He rules this network, and the rest of us are supposed
to follow his lead. There has been no fair test to determine who knows
what. She trusts him to make that assessment. Well, guess who he assesses
as being the most knowledgeable?
The picture you paint is pretty bleak indeed. It sounds like you are isolated in your company and feel ignored and unappreciated.
One thing that you might want to do is to test your perceptions with someone whom you trust. Find someone within the company whom you can take into your confidence. Share with them your perceptions and ask them for honest feedback. What you need to know is what degree of responsibility you share for the state of things. It may be zero, but it may be that some measure is attributable to you.
You might find someone in the HR department that you can talk with, or perhaps a colleague in another department. It may be, however, that you don't feel comfortable with anyone. In that case you might lay out the situation with someone outside the company. What I have in mind is someone who can act as a mentor, not just someone to listen to your gripes. You need some help in getting an honest assessment of the situation, before deciding on whether or not to move on.
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