At my workplace I've been pretty much promised a promotion for a little while now, and was expecting to get it anytime soon. By promotion I don't mean a change of role like being a manager, but simply having a senior title.
Recently what happened is that someone else in my team got promoted lead because the existing lead was moving to a different group, and then the other guy in my team got promoted to senior. So I'm now the only person with a non-senior title in my team.
I'm not even angry at that, but since this happened I have kept interrogating myself. Why did I not get this promotion while my manager has been talking to me about it several times? I even asked my manager since then if there was anything wrong with my performance and he said that no he's still very happy with my performance.
I'm just at a loss why I'm the only person in my team who didn't get promoted. Granted I am the youngest by a pretty long shot, but that just makes me feel so bad. I'm now persuaded I suck and just considering switching jobs because this tells me I'm not performing up to the standards even if my manager won't tell me.
What should I do? Is it a good idea to talk about this situation with my manager in details? I've thought about telling him that I don't understand, but then I'm afraid by doing that he's just going to fire me. This is just ruining my motivation to work right now, I'm avoiding talking to my team mates because I feel I'm no longer worthy, and I don't know how to get out of this.