Last year, my manager left the company. Though I am the youngest team member (experience and age), I was tasked to take on the role and became the interim OIC while they are still looking for replacement. after 3 months, the management decided to hire an L2 staff instead to help me. My interim role is now permanent.
I just had been promoted from L2 to L3 about 3 weeks after my manager left. eventhough i just got promoted, I dont think that the new role of leading a team and handling the operations equates to L3 role in terms of responsibility and pay. I've seen what an L3 role is (2 of my teammates are long time L3) and I've also seen what a manager role is.
over that period, I was commended several times by our mangement and by my peers for several achievements like cost savings of $80k, added new accounts worth $400k and improved turnaround from 81% to a consistent 94%. We just had our annual review 3 week ago where I asked about my current role and explored the possibility of promotion. The only thing I can get from my new boss is, he'll discuss it with the mangement. Im highly doubtful about that because I've heard that same response before and nothing materialized.
Do you think I should still push the promotion to a boss?
Do you think its fair to pass the task to an individual but not the title?