I've just sent this to HR. I am at a loss what to do now. They have just said that my role is not redundant. It's incorporated in to this role of the same level - which I have stated is not the same level. it's the same job title but very junior in specs. Then I have just raised the issues with the sales director. Thanks again Ben,
I've had some additional thoughts that I wanted to follow up with you on.
As mentioned in our meeting today
(19/07), the past few weeks have proved difficult in communicating with xxx (sales director) I initially raised concerns with him regarding my role on the phone (28/06) and then followed up on email (02/07). The email was ignored. His action of not acknowledging the email breaks down any trust there may have been initially.
Two weeks later (16/07) I receive an email with a job spec, with no acknowledgment of the email and questions I had previously sent. His manner of lack of communicating is suggestive of him telling me that he is in control and that he will treat me in the manner he wishes to and on his terms.
XXXs communications are those of a demeaning and humiliating matter in front of colleagues and more importantly clients. For example, stating that "employees report in to their managers asking for approval for out of office meetings" (email 17/07). This suggests that I am too junior to be trusted to do my job which incorporates face to face meeting with my clients. I have not had to ask for permission on meeting with clients since I started here at HM, and even in prior roles.
Secondly "your actions potentially may need us to go back to clients and renegotiate contracts" (email 17/07) which is suggesting that I am incapable of doing my job when in actual fact, the US team are changing the programme 9 weeks before an event and did not want to incorporate what I had sold before they had decided to re do the programme.
Both of these quotes are directly from emails XXX has sent to me, causing extreme embarrassment and distress.
In addition, the fact that he's taken out all of the senior and developmental elements of my role (ie, marketing, formats, production and general strategic elements) and constantly referred to me being "just sales" suggests that he has no respect for my experience to date and my career path moving forward, despite the conversations we have had.
Finally, following our conversation, I have taken on board that XXX has said that I am insubordinate and given this strong opinion he has of me, I am concerned this will hinder any chance for me to succeed.
If we could discuss these elements on Tuesday when we meet, that would be appreciated.