I work in a big organization (~150 engineers) split into several teams (~30 functional teams). My team was expecting to take on two more hires in the next month, but the higher-ups decided to double down on a different feature set, and pulled the rug out from under us. We will not get a hire for another quarter. This is frustrating, as we are solving some very interesting problems and are bringing in quite a bit of money to the company.
I want to get answers to some questions I have, but I do not know how to best go about it. How would I approach these questions to my superiors:
- How important am I, really, to the success of the company?
- Am I replaceable?
- If the higher-ups decided that my team is not worth investing in, why should I continue working here? i.e., Why should I stick around if I'm told indirectly that my feature set is unimportant?
- If I am worth keeping, how much am I worth?
I think you can tell by my tone that I am frustrated with the conditions. Is this worth fighting for and sticking out, or should I read the writing on the wall and find employment elsewhere?