Leaving mid-year and missing bonus
Right now I am an associate at a private equity firm and will be leaving to attend business school in August. My bonus (and everyone else's) is paid at calendar year end (Dec. 31st), at which time I'll be don working and in school. Obviously I think I deserve to get some type of bonus for working the first 8 months of this year, but I am unsure what happens in this situation.
Has anyone been in a similar situation or know someone who was? Did the PE firm give a partial bonus? Most advice that I found on here said that 1) bonuses are used as incentive (so that does not help me since the firm does not care to incentivize me since I'm leaving) and 2) that you should see if your new firm will cover your bonus (which also doesn't help since I'm not going to a new firm).
I'm planning to work as an entrepreneur or go into a strategy type role after business school, so please don't bother to say "who cares, you will make tons of money in PE post-mba."