I was placed under a new supervisor (John) on Oct 1 2014, the beginning of our fiscal year. On Oct 24 2014 John told me that he was going to fire me. I went to the director "Eric" of our division and informed him of what transpired and that I was very uncomfortable being assigned to John, "Eric" said he would talk to John and get back with me. In November I was told that he had spoken to him about what had happened and John said that he was joking when he said that he was going to fire me. I took it with a grain of salt and let it go.
In January my work load decreased by 1/2 by the end of February I had nothing to do, nothing. When I spoke to John he said that he was just trying to make it easier. When I asked him for whom he just said he was busy and walked away from me. I went to Eric again and informed him that I had no work to do and that I was coming into the office for 8 hours a day and sitting in front of blank computer screens.
Then on March 22nd John gave me the worse Mid-Year performance review ever, my end of year review from another supervisor in October 2014 was Excellent and Outstanding, the Mid Year review I received was Unsuccessful and Needs Improvement, when I asked him why he said that I was not being productive, and he found that I did not return his emails prompt enough to suit him, and that the training I was taking was higher then my grade level, and I needed to "Stay in my Lane, and within my grade level if I wanted to stay as one of his employees.
John told me he couldn't fault my knowledge that is why he gave me a successful under technical skills, but that everything else was unsuccessful because I was working outside my grade level and taking on responsibilities above my position.
I don't want to sign this Mid-Year and I don't want to blow my top on the comments he put in there, where can I go to get help with comments? What is my recourse? Eric is no longer with this division he was promoted to Washington DC in February, and My previous Supervisor retired in January.
How can I avoid being fired in this situation?