I was hired last November (startup company - US. Only 10 Employees) for my particular expertise in databases.
Two months ago, management hired my supervisor. It's just him and I now in charge of all database work. His expertise is not databases.
Two weeks ago, he asked me to start learning a new programming language as he had high priority assignments for me.
I am 100% committed but I have never done object-oriented programming. I am struggling. I went to his boss asking for a plan on what to focus my study on but all I got was "sure, I'll talk to him and we'll figure something out". Nothing happened.
Yesterday, he took away an assignment from me because I was taking too long (his words). I asked him to help me but to no avail. He's always been reticent...either he has a meeting to run to or he wants to know specifically what I don't understand (everything?)...even his body language seems off.
I emailed his boss again, emphasized I am committed and simply asked to go a training. The response I got was "Understood - Thx" (verbatim).
Is it time to look for a new job?