I am 9 months into a startup IT company. I had no programming background, apart from a handful in my graduation. I started programming in PHP and Laravel when I joined.
There was a requirement to show some graphical analysis in the Dashboard. I used external APIs to draw charts, with all the data analysis that I could think of. I didnt use Google Analytics or Tableau or similar services, because I didnt think it would be required.
Seeing this, the manager and CEO are making me read books on Analytics and dive deep into Predictive Analytics. The CEO is giving me some books on them (because he was already into it before ) and is asking me to read it. Moreover, he is asking me to join some Workshop (Not Free of course, and the money comes out from my pocket).
Now, I love analysis, no doubt. But I am not interested in pursuing a career in it. I want to get into Cloud Computing and AI, for which I am simultaneously pursuing courses to fulfill my dream apart from doing my job.
Not only that, I also have to submit my project on time, in addition to reading all those books on alanytics.
I am totally confused and also frustrated. How do I express my interests to the Manager?