Underemployed

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about disappointment in new job: I feel useless, and dispensable.

I have a PhD. I was recruited, interviewed and hired for a position that advertised for a PhD and postdoctoral experience. The job description was comprehensive, challenging, and PhD level work–a career position. I accepted the job at a lower salary than market value with promises of salary increase in 3 months, then 6 months and after 1 year.I have been at the job a little over a year now. The job duties are diluted and not up to my capacities. I am isolated and left out of the loop. My salary has not increased and I have not had any performance reviews as promised, even though I have requested meetings. These have been put off.

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