Weeks ago, I was approached by my senior management for a lateral post (with a promise of promotion after 6 months), which I did accept. I was promised many things, increment, promotion, etc. They also told me to start asap, and to start the process of transitioning to the team I am currently in.
A few days before the date that I am supposed to start at the new lateral post, i have heard through the grapevine that the senior management started to interview external candidates and have also offered some other internal staff for the same post that I already accepted. (I have asked the head of dept directly that he/she required only 1 headcount for that post).
A bit gutted, and blindsided. They have yet to say anything to me and no letter has been provided by HR for the offer.
Senior management has kept quiet until now, and I have been sitting pretty quietly waiting for them to say something. I feel a bit hurt by their actions of not honoring their words.
Should I approach them? Do they have the right to do this?
UPDATE: They wanted to meet up with me soon. Apparently to "discuss about the post". Which seems a bit odd. Im thinking that the discussion is merely to break the news to me, or they might offer it again. Which i am a bit hesitant to accept the offer.
UPDATE2: I DIDNT GET IT GUYS.