Advice to all young employees who are eager to prove themselves here----- the fact that you are overwhelmed with work gives you a false illusion that you are in high demand and trusted with a lot of tasks. It's a trap. It may be good for your self-confidence right now, but I know many who have eventually experienced burnout and a moment of harsh sobriety - Schwab will squeeze and replace you when you least expect it.
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I get that. HR has so many manual work around processes that you just keep
On working nonstop to keep up. Since the IT systems could not be coded to accommodate, the manual fixes were needed. Even the Director was caught up in the craziness of manual work - great use of her talent….said sarcastically…. And he left as well.
"Work smartly" seems like good advice but should include investing in skills that have value beyond Schwab. The last pink slip (layoff, not a CA DMV document) I got was from a very successful Investment Bank which had decided they were going to replace java with their own, proprietary version of the language. I was pretty happy to get that pink slip...
Young folks, don't listen to @OP+1dFNUY3l, the original poster. Work hard, but make sure you work smartly. Get a lot done, and be able to show and document that. You will move up quickly to senior level, and ultimately director level. The OP is obviously one who works hard, but does not work smart. This individual was either let go already, or realize they will never get promoted. Don't to listen to this loser.