My manager is knowledgable but not well respected. He does not like to share knowledge, but would rather prove that he knows more than others.
This is his first time in a supervisory position, and I am his one and only subordinate.
He has the ability to be Jekyll and Hyde; one day I am praised and given credit for work I've done, the next day he will take the credit for work I have done, or will completely disregard my projects, only to replace with his own similar versions.
For these reasons and more, I've come to lose respect and not value or trust his opinion of my work. I believe he is threatened by my abilities as this was previously solely his department and was recently expanded to add another employee (myself).
I am looking for suggestions of coping techniques. What are ways to deal with a boss who takes credit for your work? I do not want to appear as a tattle tale, but I am not intimidated by him.
Leaving the company is not an option at this point, and opportunity for movement within is limited (for the time being). I have been respectfully biting my tongue, and have kept composure with him. I have gone to his superior more than once (which may be seen as disrespectful by some, but my position requires me to work semi-closely with his superior, so I felt comfortable) I hope to move up within the organization and don't want to burn any bridges.