As an outsider it can be easy to shake your head at the death of a Wall Street analyst, to say: "just quit" or to label any and all demises "categorically senseless" or espouse the media's buzzy "it's a suicide contagion!"
All are valid, and yet, none tap into the very essence of what makes Wall Street the sort of environment where the workload would become too much, the pressure unbearable and the hours so long that one might lean towards killing themselves over just walking away from the job.
The only certain element in all of this is working on Wall Street can be an extremely tough gig.
"I think the working conditions of Wall Street banks are a constant -- they've always been bad, they'll probably always be bad," says Kevin Roose, author of New York Times bestseller Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits.
But Roose, who spent three years post-recession shadowing eight young workers at financial firms like Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan for his book, says the interesting thing is this: despite all the chatter surrounding working conditions and the shuddering economy, the Wall Street post-crash and the Wall Street of today still look similar.