I just got demoted from Sous Chef back to Chef De Partie today. I have only been Sous chef for a couple of months and was on a big learning curve. The new Chef De Partie who started last week just happens to be the head Chefs mate and former sous chef from his old job. Fair enough i made a couple of mistakes the other night but i've now been told i'm not ready for Sous chefs position but that i'm the most enthusiastic young chef that he has ever seen. I feel gutted now as i feel its just a case of "Jobs for the boys" with head chef giving the sous job to his mate. It now means i'll be down a pay grade again aswell. Anyone else be in this situation before?