WWYD - new manager doing my role!

(8 Posts)
NewTownVelocity Sat 10-Sep-16 14:52:56

Long story in a nutshell. Job in public sector, middle management. Built up contacts, work successfully with little supervision. Dept had a minor restructure resulting in more management and fewer low grades, eg administration. I used to report directly to the department Head, but now Ive been allocated a line manager. This person has taken most of my responsibilities from me. She has replaced me in meetings, she has met with the contacts I have built. She delegates all her admin to me. She chairs our team meetings, which I used to do. Now I'm taking the minutes.

Spoke with the Head, who said this was always "the vision". My salary remains the same but my responsibilities have been shifted.

No one consulted me. What can I do about this? I'm in the union, what will they do?

Or do I put up and shut up?

Thanks for any advice.

Lilaclily Sat 10-Sep-16 14:55:20

Gosh that sounds awful
I'd be worried about redundancy as it sounds like they've made your post not worth while any longer on that pay grade

My advice would be to start looking for a new job now as it's much easier to find work when you're currently employed

fastdaytears Sat 10-Sep-16 14:57:19

Yep, I'd definitely start looking for something else. They're not going to want to keep paying your salary to do the adminy stuff.

NewTownVelocity Sat 10-Sep-16 15:18:47

Thanks...I did wonder if they were trying to push me out...

Not worth getting the union involved do you think?

missingmumxox Sun 11-Sep-16 02:34:38

Yes totally getting the union in, it's called constructive dismissal and it saves loads on redundancy if you walk, so consult your union rep ASAP

RowenaDahl Sun 11-Sep-16 18:43:31

Do you have a job description? What does it say?

BeMorePanda Sun 11-Sep-16 18:52:52

Yes read up on constructive dismissal. Your Union or am employment lawyer may be able to help.

Make specific notes now while fresh in your memory.

You leaving may save them on redundancy, but constructive dismissal finding means you would be compensated.

LyndaNotLinda Sun 11-Sep-16 18:55:14

If a new layer of management has been introduced between you and your boss, you could have a case for constructive dismissal. Speak to your Union ASAP

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