and now I have no idea why I was hired. He led me to believe, before taking the job, that he was aware I was over quaklified and used to getting paid more but they could only offer X amount as a maximum and would I consider it. Of course I ssaid yes given that I"d been unemployed for over 18 mos. He also told me then that they expected their contract to be renewed and rewritten next year to include a hhigher qualified person who would be doing more things and if I took this job and the contract was renewed, I would probably be that "higher qualified" person and they could get more to pay me more. Wonderful! But if you've been following, things have seemed a little wishy-washy since I actually got to this area. First he discourage me from renting anything but a small apt with a short term lease. (That should have been a big red flag.) Then I kept hearing about a guy at work in another division who had decided to move to this division and how wonderful he was. And that they hadn't decided yet which role each of us would play. Then boss seemed to flip and over-react when I said I had essential trmors that were worsened under stress wnd with someone I'm not comfortable with standing over my shoulder while I'm working. The next thing I know, I have a letter in front of me to sign saying that I will get a 90 day review and if I'm not able to do job or satisfy client, my position will be terminated. By today, I have learned that people asked boss daily who he has argued with that day and he gets a lot of digs from others about being defensive and arguing. He told me he was picked on and beaten up a lot as a boy. He told me that he will "be grooming the guy moving from another division to this one for better things next year". That is exactly what he had told me, however, there will only be one spot for that "qualified person" so that means I'm not it, like he had led me to believe. Now, I might first think it was because of the essential tremors or something else I did that steered him in a different direction- but he was saying things about a short term lease, I might not even like the job and it might not work out, etc, the first weekend I moved here- before I even started at work or said anything about the tremors. And today when I made a comment about the 90 day review perhaps leaving me unemployed, he said that is why I should have rented something cheap and short term. Fine- but he wasn't elling me this kind of stuff or even that there would eb a 90 day review, much less a potential job loss at that point, when I interviewecd or accepted the job. I think he said all that to me, then found out he could get the other guy that he'd worked with in another division there and changed his mind. He has every perogative to do that, but then why am I there? If the other guy can handle it all- why did they hire me? He tried to make me feel guilty over having the job today- he said "I went to batt for you to get this salray". HELLO- he was the one who had said to me just what I wrote above- I didn't asked for a higher salary than that- I told him I would take it because it was better than the zero I was getting as an unemployed person. Whatever- it seems to me that once he found out he could get this guy on board, he didn't know what to do with me. I know he couldn't have much experience actually hiring people because he was clueless about typical emplopyment paperwork. Anyway, now I don't know what to do other than look for something else. It sure would have been nice if he'd told me that he'd changed his mind before I got to this point. We work with the client reps- physically, in the same location and right next to them. They seem to be happy with me. I am qualified to do this job but don't have the hx with this company already like the other guy. I understand them wanting to groom him. But I don't think it was right to lead me to believe something, find a "better" opportunity, then treat me like a third wheel because I'm there and they don't know what to do with me. He gave me about 20 mins training today on thei specific system- which I did fine with no serious tremor by the way. He's out for the next two days. I have about 5 hours of stuff to do during that time period. I am grateful to even have gotten this far back into the job market, but it seemes pretty obvious that 1) this guy isn't the best manager, 2) he changed his mind about who to help get the better job next year and it happened before I even moved here but he's trying to get me to see that this job won't last for me. I sure wish he had just called last week and told me that he had a job for me that would last 3 mos, or that he'd changed his mind, or whatever. At least I would have known what I was dealing with then.