The Life and Times of a Simon MBA Student

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Paying attention???

            So I refuse to pay attention to the fact that I just got stabbed in the back by corporate America again…  I have started studying for the CFA exam.  I borrowed the Video CDs from a friend who took the exam June 5th and hopefully passed.  I think that sitting for the exam in December might a bit too much but I am definitely aiming to go in fully loaded next June.  I am planning on going over the whole course (comprehensively) within the next 4-6 weeks and then revising it as I get time.  I know that CFA is not for everyone but I figured a little learning won’t kill me… and I am also in the process of doing pre-term work for Simon…
Well off to bed for the night… 

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

To collect or not to collect

I have 2 months until school starts officially, after researching the technicalities I found out that I am eligible to collect unemployment until then.  Now this is where my dilemma starts, would it harm my future career in any way at all if I collect unemployment.  From what I hear employers do extensive background checks, when one gets to the executive level and unemployment can be considered a red flag.  Does anyone else have any experience with this subject?  I think of it this way “IT'S MY OWN MONEY” that I will be getting back… but I am a bit worried about future employment options.  HELP!!!!!

Monday, July 19, 2004

Given the AXE

After 2 years of dedicated work and moving up 2 spots within that time period I was given the axe.  Four weeks ago my VP started interviewing people and two weeks ago I was given a notice that I will no longer be employed by company XYZ after July 16th 2004.  Two months ago at this time I was filling in for two heavy traffic positions, and now I have even lost mine.  I was expecting to leave August 22nd and was told that they found the perfect candidate for the position a bit earlier.  So the last week has been spent on training someone with 10 more years of experience, and a salary almost the double of mine (NO JOKE), with procedures and reports that I had designed and launched.
This weekend I spent relaxing and watching my favorite movies:  Scarface, Wall Street and all Godfather 1, 2 & 3.  I will be posting a lot more from now on, so come back soon. 

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

C.M.B.A. examination

Just got an email from someone about a new certification that might be out soon called the CMBA certification. I dont think it will catch much steam anytime soon but just wanted to share it with you guys... leme know what u guys think of the exam

Link to article in Career Journal