Manager asking me to spend 100 hours of personal time for certification exam..

RingCentral / Finance
Owle

RingCentral Finance

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KPMG US, PwC
Owlemore
Jun 18 25 Comments

My last quarterly target included completion of 35 hours of training instruction which I successfully completed through an outside vendor. This quarter, my manager is asking me to sit for the certification exam for which I got the above mentioned 35-hour training. From what I know, this certification requires on average 100 hours of study, practice questions, and mock exams before one is ready for such an exam. He's asking me to put those 100 hours from my personal time and not on company's time. How should I respond to him, what are my possible options; any ideas?

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  • LinkedIn nubody
    Very vague description. I don’t get the intent at all. It could be either prepping you to get better or putting you thru hell for fun.
    Jun 18 4
    • RingCentral / Finance
      Owle

      RingCentral Finance

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      KPMG US, PwC
      Owlemore
      OP
      Prepping me to get better. And I've actually already gotten better in last few quarters, according to my manager. He's saying i shouldn't waste the time and money spent for the initial 35-hour training and sit for the exam now.
      Jun 18
    • LinkedIn nubody
      I like your manager
      Jun 18
    • Oath Atinlay2
      ^This
      Jun 18
    • Salesforce $&$
      Any reasons why you don’t want to take it? I do agree with your manager on this though.. The 35 hour training was probably a waste of time and should have been spent on studying for the exam.
      Jun 18
  • Microsoft UseDeFeet
    If you’re salary, it’s all company time.
    Jun 18 0
  • Jacobs / Eng piee
    Uhhhh... I don't know any company that will pay you to "study" for a certification. You're lucky that they paid for and paid you to do the previous 35 hour training course.
    Jun 18 0
  • Microsoft 3 & out
    The op is bitc*ing about spending personal time prepping for a certification that his company will pay for and could lead to more knowledge, recognition and possibly pay in the future? Man he has a jerk for a manager! How dare he try to make you better!
    Jun 18 0
  • Booking.com
    u.r.a.🐈

    Booking.com

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    Who is paying for the trainings and exam?
    Jun 18 3
    • RingCentral / Finance
      Owle

      RingCentral Finance

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      KPMG US, PwC
      Owlemore
      OP
      Company
      Jun 18
    • Oath Atinlay2
      So what’s the problem?
      Jun 18
    • OP is the problem
      Jun 19
  • Google Methane
    What is this 1950? What a stupid job.
    Jun 18 0
  • Microsoft UMbR31
    Entitled millennials these days!!!
    Jun 18 0
  • Microsoft 3 & out
    at Microsoft, many of us had to be certified by end of May which is a requirement of our job role.
    Jun 18 2
  • Salesforce $&$
    CPA or CFA? Your post sounds like you’re not interested in getting this certification? Does getting this cert required for you to continue performing your duties? If not then your manager can’t force you to take the exam.
    Jun 18 2
    • RingCentral / Finance
      Owle

      RingCentral Finance

      PRE
      KPMG US, PwC
      Owlemore
      OP
      Neither
      Jun 18
    • Google Methane
      Is this some InfoSys shit?
      Jun 18
  • Which certification ? Will it help if u change companies ?
    Jun 18 1
    • RingCentral / Finance
      Owle

      RingCentral Finance

      PRE
      KPMG US, PwC
      Owlemore
      OP
      I like working here..
      Jun 18
  • Which certification ? Will it help if u change companies ?
    Jun 18 0
  • LinkedIn boringdude
    Spend your time leetcoding instead and get a job at FANG++.
    You’ll be treated better than junk tier companies for sure.
    Jun 18 0
  • Indeed / Eng xenu
    Say no
    Jun 18 0

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