I have been working in this organization for more than 8 years now. I have always been passionate, motivated, hardworking, and happy at work. In fact, I have exceeded expectations for my performance review consistently since I joined. In 2019, an opening came up for a management position and I applied for it.
The HR staff scheduled an internal interview but neglected to inform me. I was only informed 5 minutes before the interview and I went through the process without preparation. Unsurprisingly, I did not get the position. Instead, it went to a relatively new staff who for has been here for about 1 year.
I have been demotivated ever since. The situation is exacerbated by the fact that I report to this new staff now. It has been more than a year and I have yet to recover from the incident and regain my motivation at work. I still feel distressed, anxious, sad, and angry.
I have tried/considered the following:
- I have highlighted to the HR director about the issue and the only thing I got was an apology. That did not help.
- I gave up extra duties at work to focus on duties that really matter. However, I am still angry and demotivated.
- I have looked around for other jobs but they either do not offer (a) similar job scopes and/or (b) do not pay as well.
I am not even sure there would be an answer to my problem but I just want to share it with someone. Thank you.