After lot of browsing in websites how to cope up with something i have witnessed lately decided to give it a shot on this forum to may be guide in my best ways:-
I am a database administrator for over 10 years in the industry now. I have been in this new firm for last years and this year was crucial as I was nominated for a promotion based on all the stuff i have delivered over last 4 years:
All the peers supported and were expecting me to get the promotion but as per the first round, people from higher authorities in management took my interview and declared me as 8-5 job person no matter how i hard them explain about my achievements over the call.
It was a shocker to my manager as well and we discussed to get a one to one discussion with MD of the company who finally decides. Promotion for this year is anyways gone and asked to focus for next year:-
Here are few questions:-
What questions should I be asking the person at that authority and at big position?
How should I go about discussing the efforts i gave over 4 years which is visible to so many of my peers and have been supporting just ruled out by the group who just showed up on interview day?
I got disappointed with the feedback of 8-5 majorly and not because it got rejected. I understand the things it goes in cooperate world but how should i now start a healthy conversation with the MD so that it does create a negative impression after all this hard work?
Edit - I am expanding that 8-5 comments as mentioned: Per the group there was nothing extra-ordinary i have done which has helped firm saved lot of money, new features or my work which shows that I can actually be a leader.
Also what i explained to that group- May be it sounded more technical and not sure how to portrait this- In 4 years i did lots of automation which has helped people in moving from XL reporting to say fancy visual of PowerBI. Great database performance recommendations which has helped an application struggling or bending on its knees since last year to a situation where its almost 6 months and it has been running smooth. Have conducted training and brain storming sessions etc.
Please advise, thank you!