Keep my ill-gotten social perk?
April 18, 2008 8:48 PM Subscribe
I have a nice title at my work (Director of blah), but I have none of the responsibilities, privileges or authority being a director should entail. Do I move on?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
As is all the rage in some small companies, I have been given a lofty title and some insider status as an 'executive' member at my work. You'd think this was all good, except, well, I don't do anything besides routine grunt-work, every idea I have is belittled by management, and even detailed my-time business propositions (including costs, timelines and benefits) fall on deaf ears. All I do as a Director is direct myself to follow orders without bringing up consequences which won't be considered.
My concern is that, to find another job, I'd have to slip down the rungs because I don't have a whole year of experience being a 'director' to boost my biz cred. Then again, even if I did have that titled experience, I would be in over my head when it comes to an actual performance situation.
There's a whole bunch of situations here, boss yelling, bitchy co-workers, boring work, no professional growth, that I don't like being around which is really prompting me to leave.
I guess in the process of writing this question I've answered it for myself, but what's your take on the situation?