CFA vs. projects
I am currently working in a front-office job which is rather transaction oriented, it is a very competitive area.
About the company: there are growth opportunities concerning transaction flow but too much nepotism going on. As an outsider, I get the least attractive, most ungrateful and job intensive projects.
Recently the boss started mobbing me. Funnily he cannot tell me what exactly is his problem. Even my bonus has been paid 100%. A few days ago it was: there is no space for all of you, you will never get your own projects, you will only work for someone.
I was actually intending to sit the CFA exam the coming June, the vacation I have negotiated last year, the demand is that I give up all of my projects… and transfer them to one of the friends and family. Funnily it never works the other way round, I have zero access to my colleagues’ projects.
Some time ago I said that I might change my mind about the holiday given timing as most of my projects are ending. In fact, what I consider as an act of responsibility has ended up in a s+++storm, whereby he told me I will lose the upcoming projects in the pipeline for changing my mind and that he bleeded for my CFA (I asked - how, maybe he paid for the exam? for the membership? provided me with studied annual leave? or freed me from working weekends and nights? no answer, of course)
While I was studying for the CFA exam, I am not at peace and have hard time focusing…
I would hate losing one year considering that these people and their lack of respect for myself (I should mention that my direct competitors are underqualified at best, totally uncontrolled and secretive about their work, zet enjoz 100% protection)… What is to stop them from lying to me again and blocking progress on the projects I am giving up my CFA exam for - something that has been happening for months, with my boss blocking my projects and destroying all my timeplans.
On the other hand, I do not want to grant praises for my projects to the people who have not deserved it. If they enter the projects now, they will get more experience on their resumes at my cost.
I know that this would probably not save the situation in the long run, the culture is poisoned from the top. Besides, I am used to a different level of people that is why I love this industry in the first place. Call me a snob, but working with people inferior in terms of education and working experience sucks.
What would you do if you were in my shoes?
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