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I work for fast paced but high growth organization so there is plenty of room for growth and education and learning.
However, I am stuck in this weird typecasted role that none of the managers realize so there is very little growth opportunities for me. I was in the middle of leaving the organization 5 years ago, and uppermanagement didn't want me to leave and at the same time there was this position available in a different department that paid more and a TINY bit more challenging. Which wasn't enough to be appealing for me. I ended up taking the job becuase the true benefit that i saw later was my new manager is someone that is more easy going, team work oriented and very knowledgable and I thought I'd be able to learn alot and be challenged.
Didn't turn out that way. While I have a lot of work, all it is..is mundane tasks that I did in my previous department (which wasn't what i was told would happen). I am bored most of the time, I am given TOO much autonomy and I have to create my own work for myself just to not go crazy.
I have approached management many times over the past couple of years asking to be challenged and I even offered to help him. I even offer up ideas that I know will improve processes and systems. He never takes me up on any of my requests, granted I know he's busy. Plus add in the fact that he seems to think I don't have any experience in the things I want to do, when in fact I do have strong skillsets and no amount of convincing has worked.
The other problem is, over the years I have been typecasted as the guru of analysis and statistics. It comes easy to me but it has never been my role. But people keep telling new employees to approach me if they have any analysis questions, instead of going to the employee who's job it is to do analysis. While its nice I'm being complimented, its mundane work and I don't like the reputation. I want to be respected for the areas that I love, that I enjoy...that I don't get allowed to do on a regular basis.
What is a good approach in getting management to:
1)Allow me to be challenged more
2) Allow me to be involved in the areas of the department that I'm passionate
3)How do I change my work reputation?