Hold me back...or lift me up? Not even sure anymore...(long)
On the one hand I'm furious and want to raise hell - but that would not be the appropriate course of action. It would be unprofessional and childish.
On the other hand I just want a good cry. But that would also be childish. So, I'm coming here for perspective. I KNOW in the grand scheme it's no big deal. But, to me personally, it is a big deal. I guess I just need to learn to deal with things better & gain perspective. Right? No need to be so upset. Right? At least...
A) I have a job
B) I get paid well
C) I have my health
D) I have a wonderful family
E) Vanity is ugly
OK - for those totally confused, I put this in another group earlier so I'll just copy/paste below:
I'm royally ticked off.
I really like my boss. I do. She's a great person to work for. HOWEVER, I am the sole person in charge of a team of people working on a particular project (trying to be vague 'cause I don't know who may/may not be here on CM). When projects like mine come to fruition, a big announcement email goes out to the company. It's a big deal.
Every OTHER person who is the sole person in charge of a project sends out that announcement themselves - and therefore gets the kudos, congrats, recognition, etc.
I had my announcement ready to go this morning. My BOSS sent out an announcement about MY project THIS MORNING before I even logged on. In HER name. With NO mention of me. At. All.
She's getting responses, kudos, congrats, recognition - and I'm getting NOTHING.
Now, I don't want to sound like a whiny, attention-seeking bitch - but it's PROCESS. Everyone else announces THEIR projects - why did she announce MINE??? (she's the other manager's boss as well).
So, I intend to talk to her - but I'm not sure what to say or how to say it. I don't want to sound whiny. Don't want to sound like an attention hog. But, dammit it's MINE. My announcement to give. My project I've busted my butt over for the past 6 months.
Any suggestions on how to tactfully - yet confidently - bring this up? What to say?
Well, this day just keeps getting better and better.
An article about my project was due to be released today. It's public - in front of the whole world (or at least whoever clicks on our site, lol). I worked with various people editing it. I submitted my picture and bio for it.
It went "live" today - and they used someone else's name and picture!!! It's the person in charge of submitting updates to our site - but she made it clear to them that she was submitting on behalf of ME (there's a chain of command here). But, they still put it in her name.
So, between the internal announcement from my boss, and the external article with someone else's name/pic I have effectively been erased from the project I've spent 6 months grueling over.
I give up. I'm so frustrated today. :(