[background] I work in IT for a bank. I moved from another team in the same organization to my current team - When I joined ( 2 years back ) I figured my boss is very territorial about the location he works form and how to ensure critical work stays in his location even if it does not make sense for the business. I obviously didn't like this behavior and had brought this up with local management ( my boss's boss). Soon after that I saw my boss being very nice and politically correct on every interaction he has had with me. Since I ( and some prev employees) had reported similar behavior in the past my boss was under some kind of pressure to show things are improving and he tried to kill all symptoms that people have reported but his ways and intentions did not really change, behind the scenes he is very biased still.
[issue] My relationship with my boss is now bitter sweet, on the face/phone is very nice to me and at the same time keeps me away from interesting work. He has been ignoring me from a long time now and has successfully cornered me into doing every non critical projects to keep my busy. He knows that I am a senior member in the team and have the skill to contribute in much more capacity. He does not engage me into major decisions and keep others, more junior team members, more informed of where we are heading and whats next. 'Divide and Rule'. to get direct attention from junior members in my location.
This makes me look small in front of everybody and I have noticed as a result of this other junior members in the team don't respect me and have developed some sort of understanding that I am not important.
Sucking it up for so long now this has really ruined my self esteem and enthusiasm. I don't just want to simply quit ,there has to be a way for me to overcome this. I am frustrated now please help!!
edit#1 I really want to help my situation here and somehow make my boss understand that my intention was to provide constructive feedback and help team from other locations bond and be like ONE team. I don't know how to go about it , specially when I am getting all this treatment very silently. I could go speak to the same person ( next level up) I reported the issue to last time - but that didn't seem do me any good to me personally but others , plus it backfired me.
edit#2 I would like to speak to HR about this but I don't know how to explain my exact situation since I have no proof for the treatment I am receiving. My boss can very easily justify his actions and make it look like there is no problem anywhere and work is equally distributed.