I used to work at a small company of 10 people. I was assigned a few role within the company that would consume up to 5 hours of work per week or month.
We later got a new employee and while chatting with him at the lunch table me and some colleagues figured that he was much more qualified than me to have one of my roles - I pretty much had no idea of what I was doing and was just learning, yet we pretty badly needed that thing done right.
I told him, the new employee, that he could have that role and told him what he needed to know to do it.
Later I spoke with the CEO (my boss) and he just said "alright" when I told him that I had given that role to that colleague. However, things got strange with my relation to the CEO and a few weeks later I was fired.
Did the manager/boss think I'd gone behind his back? That I shouldn't even have recommended the new colleague for that role?
We had always thought about the role as a bit silly since no-one had any expertise in that field back then.