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This is not going to end unless there is a definitive end, and people will never have an incentive to leave. I have been writing quite a bit about such entertaining personalities, dear reader, you may as well get to know them more. I only have respect for organizations they work for, people they have worked for/with, and institutions they have studied at, but their resumes need to go up. This will escalate, and I need to make sure my future is secure regardless of where I am. With these folks, you never know. Here are their resumes:
Olga Ballard: Full name for Olga B; while I have written about her at length, I can count on one hand how many times I have spoken to her. Currently working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Associate, Equity Capital Markets (ECM) covering U.S. Technology companies. She is Belarusian.
Olga Polunina: Originally from Moscow, Russia, now in New York. The other girl sitting at the table, and the only reason why I know is that she is a friend, alumni, and she is working as an Associate, Investment Banking Coverage at J.P. Morgan in New York focused on the chemicals sector since July 2012. Previously at Morgan Stanley in ECM Emerging Markets (Covering: Russia, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, South Africa). Cambridge ‘09 Economics Trinity College. She is going up for joining the other Olga. This was, in many ways, an ambush in my home state. You could have just kept quiet, minded your own business, but you joined in. This was also the first time we met. Get out.
Konstantin Vorozhcov: Latvian, MSU Grad ‘05 Math/Comp Sci and Cambridge Master’s in Mathematics ‘07. Currently a Developer at Polygon in London (Jan 2014 to present), previously at Tibra Capital. Was in California interviewing, but was also playing both sides to advance himself financially. His mistake was mentioning Anna when he could have minded his own business.
Anna Chistyakova: Consultant at KPMG Moscow in the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Group. 2009 Onwards, none of what is on her resume is her ‘achievement’ (and is definitely buffed up for sure). She slept with him to have all of that made possible. Every single recommendation she received was because I left, things were going well, and she was on a high. She is a whore, and if there was ever an association to the word, it has to be her. There are so many, so many others who truly deserve that spot in Moscow, not her. If you are really desperate, I am sure you can negotiate a price where she will sleep with you. Drive a hard bargain, because you will not get your money’s worth.
They had this coming.
I don’t know why these people are being hired, when there are so many others who could do a better job. They technically have the resumes, but not the personality to match. Each of them will screw you over, guaranteed. To their friends, only in this particular group, in California and elsewhere: I am kind, and civil. Push this, and well..you know the drill now.
If any of them want to jump of a cliff, they are more than welcome to. Let this be a warning to Russians going to Cambridge: you are not infallible. It’s a preventative and protective measure so that others interacting with you don’t have to face similar kinds of concerns that I might have faced had I stayed in London.
If you are going to inflict such kind of behavior on others, you need to be ready to face the returns.
(This is being updated during the day). Why are people like Olga B brought over to this country? It’s because they know their homelands, where they were raised, which makes them, supposedly, knowledgeable for investment/client liaison purposes. They are supposedly good for emerging market coverage at a bank. As if there are no Eastern Europeans who also have gone to Ivy-League colleges with American Green Cards/Citizenship and who also have the same cultural perspective that Olga, supposedly, brings.
Let me tell you something about Olga that’s not on her resume: besides being fucking ugly, she is the type of person who grew up as a nerd/geek (totally fine), but perhaps she faced some insecurities growing up. Probably not in the cool crowd, but now, because of her degree and her job, she thought she was at the top of a ‘hierarchy’, when the reality is, when you meet her, it’s like giving power to an 8-year-old. Cannot handle it, and only knows how to number crunch (her job is more than this, but this is all she can do). She is the type of person who will jeopardize someone else’s career for no good reason other than she is jealous or is taking out her frustrations on someone else who did nothing to her to deserve it. Nothing would actually happen to her, but she will do it anyway…because she is insanely jealous and cannot deal with it.
She is going to have to now.
The thing is, even in London, she was not the only one with the same type of job, so I don’t know what I did to incur such a response from her except that she is jealous. Someone who cannot control herself is not an asset to any company, regardless of what is on her resume. She is a liability, through and through. Looks good only on paper, because her social intelligence/IQ is stupid, at best, and she herself has nothing else besides her degree. An embarrassment to the institutions she has studied at and worked for.
This has been, for a long time, her only claim to fame, and is the sole reason that boosts her confidence…or gives her any kind of security. These are her trophies that she parades around. Earned, yes, but really, has no humanity left in her. Talking to her is like talking to an animal. She also dresses tacky and has no taste. So while she may be of some use to the company she is working for, I still don’t understand why savages, like her, are collecting American Dollars. I said barbarians before, but the real term here, is savages. Start their own, useless, unnecessary mess, and can’t clean it up for the life of them.
Why the fuck is she in this country?
I am in California quite a bit, I don’t know how many times I have to say this, but I want you to get the fuck out of this country. You don’t belong here, you don’t belong in the U.K. either, but you sure as hell don’t belong here. You get what you fucking deserve, and what goes around most definitely comes around. Leave. Now. Leave. Just leave. Pack your bags and leave. Just get out.
July 26th, 2014
Besides being jealous and wanting to have it the best/all, Olga and Kostya were both, no doubt, also (heavily) influenced by Anna’s account of what was happening on her side. Still, they need to either mind their own business, or address Mikhail. Who exactly were they to gang up on me? Apart from the fact that none of this has to do with them, even if they sympathized with Anna given her plight, it’s not like Anna could not have left at any time. She could have taken a job at a coffee shop and continued studying…until she found a better job that would pay her more.
Most people do this.
Instead, she stayed back, because this was easier for her. This way, everything was paid for as she took on her master’s and all those internships to get to where she is now. This thought did not occur to me at the time, because once you come to know certain things, you feel sorry for her, and I really didn’t know she would have other financial options, like what she has now, available to her. You could also say that she probably had these (definitely better and way more sustainable with long-term growth/viability) options available to her, because I left.
There is also the ganging up on me part, based on one-sided information. Olga, and Kostya, targeted me based on asymmetric information, and clearly, it would have spread. Then I would have an entire army, of people in good positions, to deal with, all of them tainted by a one-sided account of a woman who does not have to be there in the first place. Who knows what Mikhail would have done, if anything…probably deny everything, as usual. Anna knew what she was getting herself into midway but continued anyway. I didn’t know about them, but everyone else involved did.
This is no one else’s problem, but Anna’s.
The attitude that all of these folks had in common was one thing: we can’t take a fall. With Olga Ballard’s case, it’s that she is ‘valuable’ to the company she is working for. These jobs are not easy. I know this. Its long hours, very competitive, and high pressure. However, they are also getting paid accordingly. What Olga thought was that her performance at work, and her degree, made her impervious to falls and negative consequences to behaviors outside of work. She is not going to be like this at work, obviously, because she would have a lot to lose. She can’t be like this, for the most part, with her ‘peers’ because, she would also have a lot to lose. With me, it’s the “she can’t do anything to me because I am based in London (at the time) and I have my networks/job/degree, so I can do whatever and get away it”. She thought whatever she had earned and achieved shielded her even here. She is also a few years younger than me, became successful (i.e earning a high salary) at a young age, started from Point A to where she is now (trajectory), and was under the impression that it would remain this way for years to come…and all of these combined, definitely inflated her sense of self-worth. Immature but highly competitive and earning good money which led to all those colorful vacations to Vegas, California. Essentially, doors were opening for her with new found opportunities of exploration, all of which gave her freedom and power. What she earned gave her power, which is probably why she thought nothing would happen to her as long as she works hard and is in good terms with the ‘right’ people.
Except that a blog was started, her name was written after various decisions were taken on my side, and now, here we are. Life is full of curveballs, and uncertainties…it’s really important to remain humble, grounded, and always remember your boundaries. You just never know. Now get out.
July 28th, 2014
When I said ‘army’, it could be anyone outside of Cambridge, and when I said ‘Russians going to Cambridge’, these few mentioned here with last names, maybe the unfortunate minority. While I will never really know and am justified in my concerns, it’s important to take the benefit of the doubt. A few may not be all, and they are still very smart, hardworking, and personable.
I was compared to that. There is simply no way that girl is where she is now without his money, and my decisions. There is no way. Who knows who else helped her along the way. So as much as he used her for sex and dinner, she gave it up for his money. She used him too.
Initially, she started her education in London to have a job so that ‘she could have a job of her own’, all to play the part of the ‘independent career woman’ while still having a stronghold on his money. Now, she has a job that she likes and she does not have to play the part, she can actually be the ‘independent career woman’. Except…that it’s not earned now is it?
The reason why I am going at this is because she walked around thinking that she was someone important and, therefore, entitled to his money because she was ‘picked’ when the reality is, he went for her because she was the only one who spoke to him not knowing about his wealth. She knows about the latter part, and she also knows about his wealth now, and has known about it for a long, long, long time and has stayed for it for a long, long, long time.