Apologies if this question starts a discussion, but I would like to be answered to the point (even pointing out to me that I might be wrong here).
I work in a very dynamic organization where you build the parachute after jumping off the cliff. Everywhere you see, it's bandaging.
There is huge potential for growth within the organization.
I am good at my work and have received good feedback from my end-customers.
My immediately reporting manager behaves in a way I find it to be very disrespectful and condescending to me. Few of the things:
He is 'get it done' kind of guy. He never plans, calls randomly anytime during the day, ask for random favor in terms of work, never is available to discuss when I want to, commit what is not possible, changes commitment on the fly, etc.
If asked as to why do I have to work over the weekend or not ask for raise or not ask for travel allowances, etc, he would generally respond, see I am also not asking for these things, or there are people who are getting paid less than you, etc. etc. Or he would say, it is not under my control and go and talk to so and so.
I really am very vocal and upfront about his way of working. Hence I feel left out. Few of my colleagues are OK with these situations and hence I feel that he is sidelining me. He would not take my call, but the next second if my colleague sitting beside me call, he would respond to them. He would talk to me by talking to the third guy (ask his so and so and let me know)
I have tried talking to him multiple times, but somehow none of the conversations ever ends up with a solution. I might also be at fault here because I feel he is never ready to listen and hence I don't express much of my frustration.
I like the organization and I see huge growth, but I am afraid if I am under this guy, I would be missing the bus big time.
I overall think he is a good technical person, but a very bad manager.
What approach should I follow to handle this situation? It has been over a year.
I have a good network with his seniors and they trust me and see my work. I would really like to explain to them what I am going through, but I am afraid if this would consider jumping the line? Do you think I should express my opinion to my super bosses?
What is the best course to raise this concern to the super bosses?