Everybody at one time or another I am hoping have been through this....
I am on a big project at my job, I along with some other colleagues are at the bottom of the totem tole.
We are hired to work alongside the older set who have been there 30 years and more.
They treat us in a manner I am not particularly too keen on, we have to "prove" ourselves.
Everything we say have to be double and triple checked.
Keep in mind the reason why we were hired is because we are considered to be "experts" in different business areas.
Once this project is complete we will still be here and they will completely retire.
How can we be expected to own this project when we are blocked at every point.
How do you deal with roadblocks such as this in your professional life?
What's your advise for my situation?
The colleagues that are at the same level as I, feel the same.
They are not able to vent their frustrations correctly, today I spoke to my team lead.
She states it is not personal they do that to each other all the time. I don't like that particular trait amongst ourselves at work.
The lack of trust is glaringly embarrassing amongst the younger crowd.
What burns me is all the pep rally talk that our director gives about all of us being on equal footing and how we are all responsible for this thing going bad etc. etc.
I feel dumb and niave for actually believing it. We seem to have been hired to be glorified testers.