Obviously we are in a horrible and unprecedented business environment.
I work at ashop. They have paid me very well up to this point, and supported my career. Of course I work very hard and earn every bit of it.
It's a very informal environment compared to most of the investment banks, etc on here. Professional designations, etc don't really carry much weight.
Nonetheless, I asked if they would pay for me to write level 1. They said yes without much thought.
I passed, and am now looking into the next level.
I'm just wondering if I should ask them to pay, or if I should just pay myself?
Really, it's something I'm doing for my own benefit. It doesn't really do much for the firm in my current job.
The registration fees are truly a drop in the bucket for the company, and it would probably be a simple 5 minute yes or no conversation.
But I'm wondering if it would come across poorly. Again, it's an unprecedented business environment, and I'm just lucky to still have my job. They have done things like suspend expense accounts (no client entertainment, of course), and other. I'm paid well enough for the registration fees to not be a big deal to me on a personal level. They still gave me a great bonus during Covid.
What do you think?