When my manager is pushing me to apply for management positions within the company, writing a recommendation letter to attach to my cover letter and I continue to get passed over. I've been with the company for 16 months, feel over qualified for my current desk, but I'm happy to put my foot in the door/work my way up. But when my manager is telling me "get out - you're smarter than this" and I can't move up in a company that prefers to hire outside the department - I'm feeling pretty fucking beatin' up.
(Daily grumble - that is all).