So i've tried to write this a few times and deleted them all because I can't figure out what I can say without risking further trouble.
I've decided I can say this much, I have had a major difference in opinion with my boss and his boss. Upon reflection this difference is not something I can reconcile internally and support, the disagreement is bigger then just the one issue, it goes back to incompatible values and beliefs in how business should be conducted.
So I am in the process of updating my resume and getting it out.
Had they approached the problem differently I may have been able to accept it. I am capable of not agreeing with a point of view but being able to see the reasoning behind it and move on. However I believe their approach showed a lack of professionalism and was very disrespectful. Hindsight, I also believe I am far from the first treated in this manner and that to stay would be saying I am okay with that. And I'm not.
I am not willing to spend my entire career kissing someone's ass to get ahead and I am not a yes-woman. I believe you can have different points of view and that by openly and honestly discussing them things can improve and that is how companies become leaders in their field. I think that recognizing problems and then shoving them under the rug and trying to work around the elephant in the room hampers everyone and at best you will be at best average. I'm not willing to strive for average or spend the rest of my working life just showing up and doing enough to collect my pay cheque. Maybe I'm still idealistic but I do think there are companies out there who do share these values.
I don't have to be right, but I do need to be able to respect the people I work for so I can be okay with following direction that wouldn't have been my first choice.
The timing sure sucks though. I have a couple of postings I'm trying to do cover letters for, a few friends keeping their ears open so I'm not without options. They're just fewer then a couple of months ago. Next week (before I go on holidays, talk about bad timing) I'm going to try and find head hunters. Hopefully I'll see some bites in January.
So wish me luck.