I don't know why I'm posting this. I just need to VENT.
I've been working at my current place of employment for almost two years, and it's a fantastic company to work for. I was hired on as the first/only IT specialist. In April, they hired an IT director, which was fine with me. I realized this was bound to happen, as I just don't have the kind of experience a fast-growing company needs. My main job is "supposed" to be our web site and SEO (search engine optimization). I built it from the ground up, along with the marketing specialist who helped in the design, and it has gone from an amateurish site with loud graphics and no web presence, to a very professional, eye-pleasing web site with a significant presence in web searches. I was always told by the owners of the company that the web site is "my baby", and it always will be. And I'm damn proud of what it's become.
Well, now the IT director has gone and hired a web developer (not quite, but it's in the works). Oh, and this web developer is a friend, no less, of the IT director. I've been told the web site is still my responsibility. I have a lot to learn as far as web programming goes, but as busy as we've been, I haven't had the chance to learn more, and I think that's why they've hired someone else. I've made it clear that web development is what I want to be doing, and that help desk stuff is the first thing I could get rid of if I had to get rid of something. With the amount of people we've been hiring, help desk stuff is what I've primarily been doing for the past couple months.
I know my job is secure and I make good money, but this is just not what I imagined it becoming. I think I'm being pushed out of my favorite part of the job, and I just want to cry.