I've sadly come to realize that there's no future at Northwestern Mutual for me or anybody else who is working his or her behind off and trying to get ahead through their knowledge and expertise.
No, with the management we have, unless you are really, really good at brownnosing, you can kiss any promotion goodbye. And I refuse to stoop that low.
I've started looking for a new job already. I can only advise everybody else to do the same.