Anyone else had this experience?

Has anyone else had this experience?

So I started a few months ago on a trade desk in NY. I was still early in my career but had a year or so of experience already under my belt. When I started, I didn't have any of my licenses and got my SIE, 7, & 63 all on the first try and within 3 months.
I've been on the desk now for a couple months and felt like things have been more stagnant. Not much different in the day to day but not really being any clear indication on when/if I'll be trading any time soon.
On top of that, I have a boss that feels like he's overly aggressive. I'm the first one in the office every morning and the last one out. I am doing a lot of the custodial stuff and making sure all things are checked out at the end of the day. I am doing research and data collection if my boss asks for it.
But I get berated and belittled and told I'm shit at my job because I didn't personally call him to tell him I emailed him a document he requested for me to put together and mocked me over the phone as if I just ignored the request that I spent hours putting together. I forwarded the email I sent and he yelled at me about how he doesn't read his email.
I've been mocked for being a former D1 athlete and just feel like I get berated for things that don't even make sense. (Papers set on the "wrong" side of desk, not calling when an email is sent, going through the proper channels about contacting new clients because we aren't allowed to have certain company documents and he wanted me to be the one sending them, etc…)

Has anyone else had this experience? What should I do?

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EH_10, what's your opinion? Comment below:

There's nothing you can really do other than do everything he says tbh. Be extremely meticulous & just do exactly as he asks. Go above and beyond and make sure you write down everything he says to you that bothers you with time stamps.

My senior analyst was like this at a previous firm from day 1, and I left after 6 months. Any longer I would have dismembered his face. He had massive little man syndrome and was so insecure.

People seem to forget that in a work place you will work better without hostility, seems to be consistent in finance based on my experience.

If it escalates and you have written what he has said to you take it to HR. You shouldn't have to deal with that. Sorry man

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EBITDAN, what's your opinion? Comment below:

That's a good plan. I'll start doing that. It's gotten to the point where I'm just taking advantage of the firm paying for any license I want and trying to jump ship. Gonna get my 57 and see if I can't just go somewhere else or get into a hedge fund or something.

Just seems counterproductive to be berating a new hire for not being 100% proficient in something they've never done before and is not getting trained on.

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
C.R.E. Shervin

How do you get mocked for being a D1 athlete? Are we living in some alternate universe?

He played D1 badminton. They were mocking him for his skills with the shuttlecock. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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