I was asked to compile a detailed training document with all my work duties. For the past year I have been excluded from all projects and meetings. My manager barely have 1on1 with me. I just keep on doing the same old stuff every day. I asked my manager if there are any projects that I can work on and keep getting the run around. There were openings for higher positions I told my manager I was interested in applying and was told I didn't need to apply as I would be promoted . Someone else was recruited from outside the company . I am looking around for another job as this does not smell good for me.
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This depends. I have a friend who was let go and he was always doing good work. Its possible he popped his head up too often or maybe made too much noise about issues, but other than that (maybe personal vendetta from his manager) he had zero complaints against him.
Its my opinion personal, that it came to money. The parent company loses money and the employee earning the big $$ is under the microscope. I have seen some sub par performers and they're still around. There are lots of theories which seek to blame some nefarious reason, but often its money. At this time with furlough and covid sickness, I would not be pushing for a raise or other things which make one unpopular.
Yes your days are numbered. Same exact thing happened to me. I asked several times for new projects or additional work. And my managers response was that it was NOT his job to give me work. ? That it was up to me to find work for myself even though he excluded me from all meetings. I have never been so degraded in my life. I was laid off at the end. It truly was the worst place I’ve ever worked for.
Yes, unfortunately if you are asked to write up detailed training doc, and if you are excluded from meetings and 1x1s, I’d say your days are numbered. I’m sorry. (Happened to me in 2019).
The exact same thing happened to me and I was RIF'd. Job went to offshore. I never had a bad review and asked for additional responsibilities, communications started being less and less. I hope this isn't a sign for you but at least you are aware and won't be shocked.