Here is simple math, because of new assessment system.

15% are NI every year. If you are doing well, you get promoted. In new assessment class,15% is still NI. In essence, for mathematical purposes, we can assume you have 15% chance of getting into NI every year (Thank you new system, )

Alternatively speaking - you have 85% chance of not being NI.

Being not NI two years in a row = 0.85*0.85= 72%

Three years = 0.85^3 =62%

Five years = 44%. That is you have GREATER than 50% chance of being NI

10 years it’s 80%

What does that mean? By no means I suggest you to leave. This is the norm in any industry. Whether you do BTC or not. The folks in Exxon seems to be living in a different world, they act and by no means this is a compliment, like folks working in DMV or DoD. This is not a government job. It’s a private job. These odds are what every single American lives by.

Know your odds, so that you plan your expenditures better.

20 years ? Sure 4 % .. that’s right your odds of making 20 years in company without being NI is 4 %. Execs become NI, > 50 age become NI. It’s not because of your age, it’s just law of probabilities.

You are getting promoted to your most potential. You should be thankful. Would you rather be 50+ Oustanding at CL 25 or NI at 29. Do the math on money you make, answer is obvious. Stop being bitter because you are NI. You are NI because you reached your potential or surpassed it. Embrace it.