I have had 6 managers in as many years. The organizational shifts may make sense at a higher level, however I find myself spinning my wheels over and over for the past 5 years. Each time I change managers, it seems that every bit of initiative, extra load and perceived seniority I’ve worked to attain is wiped out as I have to train a new manager on the work that I handle. With each new manager, additional workload is usually added to my responsibility. All of this throughout the years has dampened my hope that any advancement will ever be possible. It turns a job and role that I used to enjoy and was excited to be a part of into a recurring nightmare, knowing that anything I have done until now is considered distant past, and leaving me with no hope that anything I do moving forward will be considered in any future organizational changes.
Each time I move, the org under me stays with me. To my teams (yes there are multiple), the shifts are mostly transparent, the biggest change for them is that I use a different name when referring to our leadership. This most recent change has me assuming responsibility over an additional team, bringing my headcount from 12 to 19.
I’m not demanding that I be advanced without merit, but I am very concerned that I am being shifted from manager to manager, and sometimes org to org, without consideration of the single employee it impacts the most, me.
Do I have any foot to stand on with an HR complaint? Should I be hopeful that anything will be done? I don’t even know what I would expect to be done in this situation.