Well I read the quickie discrimination and it was quite enlightening - most of it I was aware of.
So this will be difficult to describe, so I will keep it short.
What happens when you have an exceptional employee start, new Ideas, even implements many of them, and within months, promoted to management. Even then he does not hold back. Things change, and start to look good. Great with employees and customers alike.
Problem, because these are changes, and many of them are not well received - since the "old-timers" that work there seem to run the store - or at minimum HEAVILY influence the upper management, that within time, projects and responsibilities slowly get taken away to the point now 5yrs later - he just comes in and does nothing but greet customers. Fellow workers, and other managers (not with the higher up) see's what going on, but doesn't understand. When they confront the management, the deny that anything is wrong - that they don't have an issue with this employee, great worker, very well versed in the store - but day after day, mind games continue. And co-workers and management scratch their head.
This is an over simplified story of what is going on, but it is difficult to convey it properly.
Just think of it as a very experienced person coming to the "proverbial" backwoods store where it was fine until the new guy got there. He's good, we just wont give him anything to do. They don't like change.
what is that?