Back to my previous question Asking for training during annual performance review about 2 years ago.
I am still with the same company for personal reasons that didn't allow me to move to another company. I got a promotion which took 18 months to actually start working on the new role and a small salary bump (2k GBP). I am now a Systems Engineer and I got a new manager, which we have been working with since I've started with this company.
As with every year, back in April, we had our yearly review and once again, for the 4th time, I've raised that issue of training and what I want to be trained on.
Since then I've heard nothing as usual. Today out of the blue, my new manager came to me and said to pick out a course and he will put me to it.
The problem is that the team's environment at the moment is hostile. Speaking to my manager is very difficult as anything can set him off and he puts you very easily in a defensive mode. He forgets things or he made things out of his own mind. He almost read emails on project updates.
All the other members of the department (7) have issues with him and two or three have raised this with HR and our department manager directly. I am the only one that still hasn't raised any issues as I am not a comforting person.
We haven't had our monthly 1-2-1 for 3 months now. I am fed up with the situation and my luck or progress personally and professionally.
I have looked around and I am actually a finalist to move to a position which is closer to where I am looking to move and will offer a 5k increase in salary. Where I am looking to move also will decrease the cost of leaving by about 100-200 GBP per month maybe even more. So it would be like I am getting a substantial financial bump.
The problem is that the training I was offered by the company I am working for is coming as a sponsorship, which means that If I leave before 2 years after the training I have to pay for the training itself.
My manager is pushing me to give him the training course details ASAP within 24 hours, or never speak to him about training again!?! If I say I don't want training it would look stupid and suspicious. If I say yes I put myself in debt of about 2k-2.5k which I just don't have spare, lying around.
Any ideas about how to handle the situation?