What to do?
This one is easy. And it is a 2-parter:
- Think about when you complained, did you offer any solutions or resolutions or alternatives that would have been better, or was it simply a complaint? If it was only complaining- like sour-grapes, then re-think that strategy immediately. You are not contributing by whining. Always provide a solution or an alternative. This regular choice may be the go-to choice because they are unaware there is an alternative.
- Ask why you are not being considered. What is it that you have to learn/do/experience before you are given these types of assignments? Showing that you are open to learning will no doubt give your boss something else to think about. Your initiative can open their eyes.