Boss Dislikes me

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about being passed up: Since addressing this matter with my Manager, he has been cold and yells at me any chance he gets

I have been in my entry-level position for 2.5 years now, and have been “passed up” for promotion on various occasions. Since addressing this matter with my Manager, he has been cold and yells at me any chance he gets, using me as his scapegoat. (ex. asked numerous times, written and verbal, for a new employee’s end date, question went unanswered, employee started her contract, her paperwork wasn’t ready, she asks him for it, he yells at me about my lunch hour. no real rhyme or reason).

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Constantly Overlooked for Promotion

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about being passed over for promotion:how do I get noticed in order to advance? I have done everything by the book and let my work speak for itself (and them some!) but plum promotions evade me and go to other less deserving/qualified.

What am I doing wrong? I have been employed at the same company for 15 years. I am conscientious, knowledgeable and reliable, yet people around me (Some less qualified both in experience and education) get promoted above me. Case in point – a colleague just became the PR person for the company – English is not his first language, he is difficult to understand and cannot write press releases etc. We both took media training together and he flunked – I did well according to the instructor who notified our boss how both of us did. Another lady got a position I was interested in. She has less experience in the required work than me. I spoke to the HR manager recently and told her I would like to do more for the organization and I used the latter above as an example of how I am just as qualified (I am actually more qualified but I didn’t say that) than the lady who got the position.

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