I’ve worked in a few different companies, and have left mostly because I felt undervalued and underutilised.
I started working for my current place last March. I’ve recently been working on a large project and have done all the testing on it in a short timeframe. In a “go-live” meeting with the directors today I told them I don’t recommend it to go live, stated the statistics that lead me to this, and said what should happen for it to get my positive recommendation. We had a discussion around the remaining work and a rough estimate for how long it will take. They then thanked me and said we’d reconvene in 2 weeks and see how we’re doing then. It’s the first time I’ve genuinely been listened to because of my expertise.
Oh, and not this week, but recently, my boss agreed with me that I need a role change to reflect the responsibilities I’ve actually been doing, so we’re gonna come up with a new job spec for the job I’ve been doing and get it made official (with title change and salary update to match).