Thanks guys. :beer:
I wish I could say that it is just one of those things, the economy, downsizing, etc. but it's not.
I've felt for some months now that there's something afoot. That suspicion was realized when my former boss was laid off, and there began a solid push for a unified CAD platform shift to Microstation from a dual platform group.
I'm asked to start working in Microstation late October, and just last week was unexpectedly taken off of the project due to my lack of production. Never mind that since starting to work with Microstation I've received less than a day's worth of training... 5 mins here, 30 mins there. I was given a web URL for some State training PDF's and left with the statement "the PDF's are your friend."
No training plan was developed let alone implemented, and the same person appointed responsible for our training was also responsible for assessing my proficiency. Not once was I pulled to the side so to speak for my proficiency. This same guy passed on additional tasks to me because he "didn't want to get in trouble for tasking [his] wife" whom also works under him from home part-time and is very adept at Microstation (8-10 yrs)... Conflict of interest much?
I'm beginning to suspect that this guy was getting in trouble for the submittal potentially being late (he's the Sr. Designer for this project), and hasn't been keeping the Project Manager aware of our real status. Then when light is shined on reality as a result of my emailing them both stating that "I need help" that a serious look was given to the project and I am the fall-guy for his CYA action plan.
I have five years of flawless reviews, and several unsolicited laudatory statements. Some that went all the way up the chain, two of which came from this same guy is burning me now. Well if I'm lauded for my proficiency with AutoCAD, and I work with Microstation for the first time I've ever opened the program, and only worked with it for a month or so (I did work on some other AutoCAD projects in there too), the what's different? It ain't me.
Sure there's a learning curve to consider on my part, but if you give me little training, and never. Other to pull me aside for corrective discussion / action, then how is it that I am responsible for this failure? Rhetorically speaking. *Shrug*
Aside from an attempt to defend / redeem myself come Monday (we're having a meeting to clear the air from the horses mouth), I clearly need to find another group to work with, or even a new employer altogether. My last review was +/-10 days ago, and it was flawless. I'm not sure what else to do at this point.
Anyone have any suggestions? I already work for the largest firm in my area, so I'm open to relocation for the right fit.
** Edit - I should have mentioned that I live in SW Florida currently.
I'm at a loss here, and still don't know what to make of this... Whatever concerns they have of me have not yet been communicated to me. My supervisor asked me some questions and was visibly bothered by the "conflicting information" so I'm planning to go through all of my email, and IMs to disapprove what I can. See how it plays out from there. What else can I do at this point.