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Minus one to each of those. I was counting the big cheese as a level. Mistakes like this are costing me promotion.
I started as level 6 and I'm now level 4. the role I really want at the organisation is level 2, but that's practically impossible for someone like me.
Well I've never even met one of the owners as he's in London, but the other one's room is across from mine. Not that that actually makes me closer to his level, just makes him easier to kidnap/hold to ransom. He supports Burnley, ugh.
one of two people whose names i've never bothered to learn, then rick
5 i guess
I run a company that employs eight staff - two of them take home more than me, the others are the reason I can't pay myself more.
report directly to the MD
which seems like a lot, but tbf the BIG boss is a pretty important person.
On a very simplified level, four, but that's ignoring all the nuance of levels of the board and stuff.
or sending angry emails to the advertising people asking them to ensure adverts are muted.
CFD and DFD
or one, depending
(I'm not at the top)
I guess four?
Theres dead flies on windowsills with more input into decisions than me
Someone who forwards on different 'brand' logos with links to acceptable uses when requested
Someone who sits at the 'student centre' and hands out prospectuses (but does not give advice or is a 'switchboard')
Someone who hands out fruit, water and stress toys in the atrium
I don't think I've ever met one truly contended person in my entire life.
Was 4ish until recently, I think I must have been demoted without noticing.
used to suddenly stack in people at high level positions whenever they were gearing up to raise funds.
So about a month before the investor meetings you'd suddenly get a Senior Project Manager, Global Project Manager and Project Ops Manager all hired in from various 'brand' companies and you'd be three places down without actually doing anything differently.
i got the flip out of there.
I cant work it out / am too stupid
not you at all.
Investors looking at a startup - especially in tech - are pretty much gagging for a reason to buy in, because they think it could make them serious cash by becoming the next Amazon or whatever.
So a savvy/cynical person can manipulate that pretty fast if they have existing money to burn: install a shit load of line management so it feels more like a 'real' company that investors can understand, and stock those positions with people from already successful companies with the hope that investors will see as evidence of it being a real prospect that attracts talent.
All of it to present the image of growth and structure. I've seen a ton of startups take this approach now and incredibly people are still dumb enough to fire wads of money at them. Depressing eh?
on the way through that list we go through wendy alexander. she's mad but cool
Wish there was sometimes
i am on level 4. however it's likely I will never be able to progress beyond this level, and certainly not beyond 5, due to the type of work I do. in theory I am eligible to go to level 5 in a couple of months though. I won't.
OR HAVE I
I should've had a little celebration when I was promoted for a few weeks
Which, despite the fact that there are probably thousands of us, has med me feel alright.
1 – CEO & CFO (US based)
2 – Divisional VP & FC (US based)
3 – Regional FC (EMEA)
4 - me
lots of dotted lines in there too
Which is pretty good given I work for a well established FTSE 250 company.
However in reality you'd kind of need to move upwards diagonally through lots of different areas before even getting into the number 2 role.
AZ Electronic Materials
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust
African Barrick Gold
Al Noor Hospitals
Bankers Investment Trust
Bank of Georgia Holdings
Berkeley Group Holdings
Big Yellow Group
BlackRock World Mining Trust
Bluecrest Allblue Fund
Bovis Homes Group
Brewin Dolphin Holdings
British Empire Securities and General Trust
N Brown Group
Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment
Cable & Wireless Communications
Capital & Counties Properties
City of London Investment Trust
Close Brothers Group
Dairy Crest Group
De La Rue
Direct Line Group
Domino Printing Sciences
Edinburgh Investment Trust
Electra Private Equity
Euromoney Institutional Investor
F&C Asset Management
F&C Commercial Property Trust
Fidelity China Special Situations
Fidelity European Values
Fisher (James) & Sons
Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust
Genesis Emerging Markets Fund
Great Portland Estates
HICL Infrastructure Company
Herald Investment Trust
Home Retail Group
IG Group Holdings
Imagination Technologies Group
Intermediate Capital Group
International Personal Finance
International Public Partnerships
JPMorgan American Investment Trust
JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust
Jardine Lloyd Thompson
John Laing Infrastructure Fund
Jupiter Fund Management
Mercantile Investment Trust
Michael Page International
Micro Focus International
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels
Mitchells & Butlers
Monks Investment Trust
Morgan Advanced Materials
Murray Income Trust
Murray International Trust
National Express Group
Paragon Group of Companies
Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust
Personal Assets Trust
Phoenix Group Holdings
Polar Capital Technology Trust
RIT Capital Partners
Scottish Investment Trust
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust
St. Modwen Properties
Tate & Lyle
Temple Bar Investment Trust
Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust
Thomas Cook Group
TR Property Investment Trust (two listings, both ordinary & sigma shares)
UK Commercial Property Trust
Ultra Electronics Holdings
W H Smith
Wetherspoon (J D)
Witan Investment Trust
Worldwide Healthcare Trust