Boss 5 year befor I retired: Good news, we're merging with the IT department.
Me: How is that good news?
Boss: Better chance of promotion.
9 Months after merger:
Boss got promoted.
My section dismantled and staff promoted to my level.
Me: Why am I not getting a promotion?
Boss: You no longer have a staff.
Of course I kept all my duties and was even given new ones added on.
Then as my former staff retired one by one, guess who got the added duties?