It's been over a year and a half since I took this new job. Couple of months back I mentioned (politely but firm) to my boss that I want to try something else (I gave specifics regarding the department and positions I want to be in) within the company/department since I do not really like the work. (I decided to give at least a year since joining to really assess if things are going to improve, but they didn't so I decided to take the issue to my boss). My boss said that he will talk to his own boss (let's say my super boss) and see what he has to say. I speak frequently to my super boss since he was the one who originally hired me.
I waited for 4 weeks but I did not hear anything back from my boss. I inquired about it and he said that my super boss did not have anything much to say (very surprising response). To till this date (over 6 weeks) I have not heard anything back from either of them.
So after being here for a year and half, here is my assessment:
My boss really does not have much authority and on top of it he is not a good boss material and more importantly not a good leader.
It seems that they have a hard time hiring technical people for this position because most of the technical folks do not want to do this kind of job. (At the time of hiring this was not made clear upfront for the obvious reason).
I have already started to look around for openings within and outside my company.
In my opinion a good boss would be supportive of employee's career interests. However, I have been told that there is NO career development/path in this department.
My boss and my super boss are both very happy with me (as they mentioned it in my review) but that does not surprises me at all given the above details. Yes, I truly think I am over qualified for this job.
My preference is to stay within the same company but in a different role. So given the above, my question is should I bring this issue directly up with my super boss so that I can really understand what's going on? Or should I just remain quiet and keep looking for jobs until I find one?