I have been working as a contractor for the past two years and have a good reputation with my co-workers. I asked my manager thrice in the past about converting me to full time. He would say that he was happy about my work and once an opening is there, I would be the first one to be converted.
Now few months ago, two openings came up in the team and I wanted to apply for it and I spoke to him about it again. This time he gave vague reasons and said that he cannot convert me to full time. He wouldn't give a direct answer for it. I got a job elsewhere and I will be leaving in the next few weeks.
My question is:
Should I ask him directly on what made him change his mind? I feel like he betrayed me. If he had told me initially that he will not be able to convert me, I would have looked for other options instead of waiting for this. Or If he had told me that I will have to improve on certain areas, I would have concentrated on it. He did neither and gave me false promises. I am left to wonder if it were some office politics that I am not aware of or if I have to improve myself on some areas.
I dont want to burn my bridges with him and the company. So I am in a dilemma whether to ask or to just leave as if I was happy with everything.