Remember the reader who didn't want her current manager to learn that she was interviewing internally for another position?
Here's her update:
The supervisor never found out about my internal applications, but it took a while before I could work with those particular departments again after they didn't hire me. They were pretty thick with how qualified I was and how happy I would be in the job, but then I didn't get the job! I eventually found out that they did not want to hire me away from our overall director. AND I found out that others across the organization (on a campus) felt the same way and I wasn't getting interviewed for that reason.
I ended up taking a different job in August 2009 with an entirely different part of campus and I've been told that I am now welcome to reapply for positions that earlier I was not invited to apply for. It makes me really upset that my director had this type of power over others not even affiliated with our unit and has led me to question the ethics of the institution. Of course, since I've been in this job I tried to interview/apply for another internal position, my supervisor found out, and I had a greatly awkward conversation. She now brings it up every chance she gets, questioning my loyalty, and I am now left looking for another position more discreetly.