Can I challenge management for putting me on a pedestal?

Management uses my ‘excellent’ performance as a stick to beat others, and I’m not comfortable with it

Each Friday and Monday we publish the problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Guardian Money supplement so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. Here is the latest dilemma – what are your thoughts?

I am an academic who has moved from a large red brick university to a smaller new university. However, the level of performance that was seen as average at my old employee is seen as excellent at my new one. The problem is that I am outperforming all of my colleagues in every area on which we are measured, and management keep using me as a stick to beat other colleagues with – I am not encouraging this but it is making me highly unpopular. Should I grin and bear it or move on?

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