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I understand that the answer might not help 3 years ago but I share from my own experience. Maybe someone else will need it. I have 20+ years of experience too. I was never explicitly "accused" of being overqualified, but I was occasionally asked: "Why did you do programming AFTER you were a project manager?". On one hand, I think that ...


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Yes, bring it to the next in line over your boss. Pay attention to how this gets addressed too, if brushed off they might not actually want to fill that position. How do you feel about being short staffed for two more years? I know you don't want to find a new job right now (nobody does) but IMO this behavior is enough to at least get the resume up to date ...


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Step 1 is to update your own resume. The answers saying to report the boss are accurate, but incomplete. Start looking for other opportunities, and be prepared to leave once the bridge is burned with your current boss. Then, yes, make sure the company knows WTF is going on. The behavior you are seeing is not normal. If you don't want to deal with working ...


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Your boss is on an insane power trip. If he ever got the team filled he'd turn on you. The best way to stop these is to replace them, the second best is to get out of the way by finding a new job (or transfer to a different department). Anonymous isn't anonymous enough, especially in such a small team, so you have to resort to cleverer measures. Report this ...


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Does he actually want to find an actual employee? There are potential business reasons for an employer to search for potential employees without any desire to actually hire anyone. For instance, the US government requires businesses to search for local candidates for a position before allowing them to look for foreign candidates that would come to the US on ...


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I wonder whether your boss is crazy like a fox. If your firm is such a bad place to work, then he needs to find a real supplicant. The behaviour which is unreasonable and absurd by any normal standard, may be a way by which he hopes to detect such a candidate by their reaction to it. So I wouldn't go over his head unless you have strong reasons to believe he ...


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Anyone that behaves like you describe here is, put bluntly, a complete asshole and should be removed from their position ASAP. Is this grounds for going over my boss's head to his boss? To HR? Yes, and yes. Your boss is a danger to your team's future. However, I think the chance of your boss responding in any way positively to being called out on his ...


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Yes this is a slam dunk case for going over your boss's head. The behaviours you describe are all unprofessional and harmful to the company. You might consider talking to the boss himself before you escalate, unless you have already done so. But I'm not sure I'd recommend that. I also can't guarantee that there won't be consequences if you go over his head. ...


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