Scale of 1 - 10. 1 being a virtual foot out the door, and 10 being I’ma retire here.
I may be paranoid, but I think I’m maybe a 5, and that sucks. It’s like being in a sustained state of indecision.
I’ve been in financial services 21 years… 14 with my current firm. I’m a consistently strong performer, and my reviews reflect that. I’m a leader, and people like me. That all said, I should feel secure, but I don’t.
This firm is like that show “Survivor”… never know who will be voted out next. I’m convinced there are trap doors under all the desks. It’s less a matter of “if”, but more that of “when” yours drops open.
The worst part is that performance often has nothing to do with it. It’s politics and money. It’s not enough to be a strong performer, you have to play nice, and hope your salary doesn’t jump off the balance sheet come purge time.