The story is: we had a great year last year and got "far exceed expectations' in my performance review. However, my bonus got fucked up due to someone's stupid mistake (thinking about 50% less), and the number could not be changed due to the company's policy. (don't ask me why. It's the most stupid reason I have ever heard).
So my boss knows I am pissed, and he promises he would try his best to get me promoted to a VP this year (NOTHING is gauranteed). I have been with the firm for about one year and a half as an Associate and working on the acquisitions. Typically you will get promoted after being an associate for three years. So I guess they will put me on a fast track.
I am thinking about looking for new jobs. The thing is I don't want to be an Associate at another firm for another couple of years. But I know it will be tough for me to find a VP job since 1) companies tend to promote their own Associates to VPs 2) Companies are slowing down in hiring especially on the acquisition side
Any suggestions? Thank you for your help. Feeling like I am going to explode....