We got a new boss at the beginning of the year. Qualified, seems very nice, all around a good thing.
Now, this boss has spent two months studying the department and, reportedly, the qualifications of all the staff. Meetings were held with supervisors and selected staff, not including me. Yesterday, there was a meeting with the direct reports to discuss the future of the department, followed by a lunch for the entire department.
Now, I am very good at what I do, and have made significant contributions. My supervisor would not have been able to do such a great job without me. I have learned out from my supervisor, but I have most definitely paid back with quality work. I thought we had a good and mutually beneficial relationship.
At this lunch, the plans for the department were not discussed. Nothing. The rest of the staff was told nothing about the new bosses plans. We were told our immediate supervisors would share them with us.
At this lunch, the new boss praised my supervisor for the great job done especially with the (implied insufficient) resources available. That would be me. It was then announced that my primary responsibilities would be spread throughout the department.
So, the new sheriff announced at the first department meeting that I was useless and would shortly be made redundant. My supervisor, for whom I have produced quality work and whose star I helped to polish to a high shine, just smiled with pride and satisfaction.
So, whom should I shoot, the sheriff or the deputy?