New Manager takes away from my role
I have a new boss who has come in between myself and my old boss. I am having my role and responsibility reduced and I'm unsure how to proceed.
I'm a Principal Consultant managing a team who do site based and office based tasks to ensure legislative compliance.
About 18 months ago my old boss left and I was promoted to run a team of 3 directs in the main office and 1 direct in a satellite office. I reported to a Director and was left to do things my way. In my first financial year I did well and delivered 10% more money than the target. My appraisal gave me exceeds in many areas and I was given ambitious targets for the next year. I was hoping to grow the team and take on a junior and allow the people working for me to grow.
At the start of this financial year the company took on a new Associate Director (AD) to sit between myself and the Director I used to report to. Before they arrived I was told they would be sitting in my office to give me support as my Director was moving up through the business. I was told the AD had been informed I needed a light touch and liked to run my own team. He now sits at the desk next to mine.
I'm having my role taken from me. I no longer work on tenders because my AD does it, I don't attend meetings with prospective new clients because my AD does it. Instead my targets have increased to cover the AD's costs and I'm out the office doing site work and reporting because my recruitment requests have been knocked back by the AD. I'm micro-managed and I know have to write all my tasks on a white board so my AD can see what I've got on. I've still not had my annual appraisal, (a waste of time according to my AD), and I'm pulling 50+ hour weeks just to keep my clients happy whilst to all intents and purposes my AD runs my team. They've just stopped one of my directs replacing some kit (which I trust him to do) so they can see if it really needs replacing and if he can find it cheaper.
As the last straw my lone direct in the satellite office had a meeting with the AD where he expressed his desire to report to him rather than me. Tonight my AD told me this had happened and he's given it his OK. So I now only look after one office.
My AD is a high D and obviously has his own ideas but I steered my team through difficult times and delivered good results. My reward is that my role and influence is being taken away and I see myself joining my directs as one of the team and we all report to my AD.
Where do I go from here?