Trump, trump, trump

Is there a point doing a job when you’re not being listened to?

I’m supposedly a specialist but everyone is telling me what to do, regardless of my supposed knowledge in the area.
Do I have any knowledge?
If I do, does it mean anything?
If I do, why do they ignore me?

This job annoys me in that you can be a specialist but you can be trumped by someone just because they’re more senior. They don’t know what they’re talking about but they are right so what they say goes.

I understood it would be political. But that isn’t political. That’s a culture problem with seniority.

I don’t know how much longer I can take this. Anyone as an individual contributor effectively can’t contribute. I don’t believe in that. Its not one of my values.  I’m reaching breaking point.