Nothing is better for the ego or morale in the office by basically having your boss tell you that you're a worthless piece of shit, although not with words. You might remember several months ago that a promotion potential opened up in the division. I put in for it and was found qualified. For some reason which I don't know, the division chief canceled the vacancy. A couple of months later she opened it up again. I once again applied. This time there were only 2 names on the list, mine and a co-worker from another division. They went ahead with the interview process. I interviewed. Shortly thereafter my immediate supervisor decided to quit after only a couple of months. I posted about that. Rather than re-advertise his job they decided to hire the #2 on the list which just happened to be the person from the other division. So now there was no competition for the job for which I had just interviewed. In a perfect world it would have been a no-brainer and I would have received the promotion. Well.....the division chief walked into my office to let me know that the job was once again canceled and will be re-advertised in the near future. Why don't you just come out and say that you don't want me in the fucking job?!? Oh wait. There's this little thing called fair employment rules. Not wanting a person for personal reasons is not a valid reason. It's all about the qualifications of the applicant. Obviously I'm qualified since my name was referred to her TWICE. So the gloves have come off. I'll be filing complaints with fair employment watchdog groups. I'm not claiming any sort of discrimination, but from what I have been reading, this sort of thing IS against rules. Nothing may come of it, but some cages definitely need to be rattled.