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You got "curtesy interviewed". What I'm about to write may be a bit harsh so look at it objectively. I mean no harm.

You're ego will only get you in trouble. Anger in this case is an impotent emotion. You were their fall back candidate. They wanted to hire this C1 all along. They hoped they'd be impressed and aparently they were. So C1 gets the job and you get upset, as expected. Next they'll let you vent and attempt to smooth your feathers. But they've made a calculated risk. They believe you'll stay.

What to do? You have to leave. They do not respect you. Don't expect that to change. Do nothing that is aparent to them. You should appear the model imployee. Personally, I wouldn't have asked for a gripe session on Monday. They know what they did, and they've already calculated the risk. They aren't giving you the job so what's the point in talking about it. I'd go in and say you're disappointed but trust their judgement and that you want the best for the company know the crap you're supposed to say. Do not tell them you'll shirk your responsibilities or not take on new assignments or not train the C1 or any of that.

Then get going on your career move. It is much easier to get a job when you have one than to beat the pavement every day. You need the income. Do not quit. You get nothing if you quit but a bad reference.

Once you have your new job secured. Give them the minimum required notice. Smile sweetly and tell them you are pursuing other opportunities. Give them nothing else. In the obligitory exit interview give them nothing but "sunday school" answers. How much you enjoyed working there and on and on. Don't listen to counter offers, don't listen to "what a valued employee you are" If you were that valued, you'd have been chosen for the job.

Then go to your new job and kick a$$.

mercenary at heart
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