I think I've been demoted

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ginandvomit Wed 13-Jan-21 10:49:23

I joined a very small company a few months ago. Things can get tense and I sometimes get the impression my boss doesn't like me, they are extremely opinionated. Anyway the point of my post. I'm usually the person who makes any changes to our website via a contractor. I jumped onto the site today to advise our contractor on some changes and noticed my job title on the "meet the team" page has lost a word which denotes my seniority (along the lines of "Lead". It's possible the contractor has accidentally dropped it or even removed it deliberately when they did a rejig of that page not so long ago but I have a really awful feeling my boss has actually requested this. I have a couple of choices 1. Ask my boss, 2. Do nothing or 3. Ask the contractor who makes these edits if they know anything about it. Well I've taken option three and emailed said contractor and waiting to hear back. They sometimes take 24-48 hrs to reply so I've been feeling sick all day thinking about it. Has anyone ever had similar?

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Lifeaintalwaysempty Wed 13-Jan-21 11:11:49

Definitely you’ve done the right thing, it’s insulting if someone hasn’t taken the time to get your job title right on a public facing website. Hopefully that’s all it is. If not then you would need to ask your boss ASAP, demotion by stealth is not ok even in Covid times!

ginandvomit Wed 13-Jan-21 11:17:28

Thanks @Lifeaintalwaysempty I'm really hoping it's just my insecurities playing on my mind. I was made redundant previously but I have a terrible gut feeling about this.

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GlobeUs Wed 13-Jan-21 11:19:50

Well, if they've demoted you then you will have less responsibilities so it should have been discussed with you?

Have you checked the cached version of the page to see when it was done?

Stompythedinosaur Wed 13-Jan-21 12:14:29

I think you are right to query it. Surely your job title is what is on your contract though? I would be brazen and act like it must be an error.

ginandvomit Wed 13-Jan-21 22:23:30

I've checked the website this morning and the changes I requested have been made however the contractor hasn't replied to my email or reinstated the dropped part of my title.

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Onynx Fri 15-Jan-21 21:18:54

Thinking of you all week- a very stressful situation to have on your mind. Did the contractor get back to you?

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ICouldHaveCheckedFirst Fri 15-Jan-21 21:33:10

Ugh. What a thing to having hanging over you at the weekend.

Is there possibly a very innocent explanation for this mistake?

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