I was hired for a project that was in very bad shape. I worked hard and it's about to be complete. I received lots of praise from peers, and went to client demos. Because of my visibility, my manager, who only manages the project, became a little sensitive about it.
The project team overall is low skilled. They made a blunder on the weekend, which I identified and fixed. After two days, I was told that I would be moving to another small project, with one or two months of transition. The technical lead who was responsible for the mess is still on the project, and no one said anything to him after the blunder. My manager is playing favorites. It's not the first time he is doing this.
I'm considering speaking to the Vice President about it, who really likes my work, as well as considering the possibility of finding a new job -- my concern is that once my manager takes away my responsibilities following the transition, I could be easily fired. Of the options I'm considering, how best to approach them?
After Talking with VP. I have a chance to raise this issue to VP. He told me to discuss it with your manager, I won't influence his judgement. I asked him that resources are expensive and we are not able to sell this product, so shift a little bit. But favoring and other team issues, he didn't give it any attention. Let me tell you, my manager and other guy came to this company via same reference, which is friend with the VP. So it's a favoritism from top to bottom.
I explored by talking to VP, they don't give it a damn about the project/product, they are going to favor the people they want weather they are right or wrong.
Manager Update: I helped another team in a major issue and VP asked me to identify the issue, I did and I also emailed my manager, he called me anger why I solved that issue without his knowledge. So he is getting behind me.
So My options are very narrow here.