i work for a small insurance company. I worked here about 5 years ago and left when I wasn't given the pay I was promised. Fast forward to present and the COO texts me and asks if I am interested in a new position (or know anyone who might be). She described it as auditing different areas of the company, taking Six Sigma classes and creating plan documents. After thinking I said yes, as it was difficult to move to new positions at my current employer and I love auditing. Perfect job.
I get the position and after about a month there is a meeting of about 8 of us including her. A new process is rolled out and they end up moving different responsibilities. I get to manage the claims depart too,because no one else knows claims. There are two examiners and one leaves unexpectedly so now there is one experienced and one new. And I am to train BOTH of them as if neither knows anything about claims processing. So of course I'm screwing up and told her I don't think I'm the right person to manage claims but she tells me I have the wrong people. But she'll send me emails that she doesn't know why she hired me to do this, and I need to work smarter. I am so depressed.
Unfortunately, unless you have a written contract setting forth your terms of employment, and employer is generally free to reassign duties of its employees as needed. This company had already a track record for not keeping its word on failing to raise your pay, so not surprising it again failed to do so with regards to your promised duties. On a practical level, start looking for a job in auditing.
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I think your question identifies a very important issue that many employees face - coming back to an employer and expecting things to be different than a prior experience with the same employer. Many times, the best way to deal with this issue is to request that you and the employer enter into a formal employment agreement. However, this can be difficult to accomplish. In your present situation, I would strongly encourage you to document the issues that you have with the supervisor, including by email. You want to document requests for you to obtained identified training classes or statements identifying deficiencies exhibited by other employees to perform their duties. I would also strongly encourage you to identify your potential solutions to the problems your supervisor identifies or to correct inaccuracies in your supervisor's statements made by email. Unfortunately, as the other answer suggested, this is also a good sign that you should be engaging in a job search.
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This simply is not a legal question, sorry.
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