Shift in scope of responsibilities
Anyways, I work for a company - was hired back in July as a Manager supporting the team members that work directly with patients (it's a pharma company). I reported directly into the VP when I was hired, and was given full autonomy to run the department - including process development, impact of operational decisions, etc...it was a much smaller company when I began.
Fast forward to now - two additional layers of management have been hired that are above me. Naturally - the responsibilities which were once mine have been shifted away or are slowly being taken away. Essentially i'm a glorified CSR (not that there's anything wrong with being a CSR, it's just far from what I was hired to do). My original employment agreement highlighted many of the duties which have now been taken away - so i'm wondering if this might be considered constructive dismissal. To make matters worse - this company has a horrible problem with lack of communication.
I know that, especially in a growing company, evolution of duties and responsibilities is to be expected and also as are the expansion and addition of employees - but to have those duties removed and my role change so fundamentally is an entirely different situation. I'm not even involved in planning or offered the opportunity to provide my input - something that the CEO specifically told me was a reason I was originally brought on board when I started (he's not a part of these meetings now, but just gives another example over how small the company was when I began versus now).
I first raised this to HR & the managers who are above me back at the end of 2018 because - really, I figured, I owe it to myself to get them to be accountable and provide some level of transparency. I was met with an empathetic acknowledgement and an assurance that a meeting would be set up so we could discuss further - but to-date, nothing has happened.
So here I am, basically preparing for either;
- Continued absolute silence
- To eventually be laid off
Normally I'd just start looking for another employment opportunity - but a complication to this matter is that I've found I will be relocating out west to BC in the summer due to the spouses employment, so it's a bit of a shitty situation to have to find employment, only to leave them a few months later - and that's assuming I can even land a position between now and then. I don't want to cause waves with a company taking a chance on me like that.
Has anyone else been in a situation like this? I don't want to come across as a whiny person - but having never been in a situation like this, I'm unsure whether it's something I should take more seriously. After describing this to a few colleagues of mine they mentioned that its definitely not reasonable that I should be strung along like this.
Anyways - appreciate any and all thoughts and feedback.