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Message Board Rules and NetiquetteAs the community continues to grow and evolve, let's try to keep it at least somewhat civil, useful and entertaining. To that end, here are a few items to keep in mind as you participate in the community: Please do your best to avoid starting a thread on a topic that's already been discussed. Use...
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Woman Awarded $18M in Sexual Harassment Suit Against Wall Street BossNo doubt that the CEO made some pretty terrible decisions, and surely he deserves some punishment for stalking and threats...but $18 million? Probably a small dent for his part, but the lady is set for life. From ABC news: (Link inside the post) Woman Gets $18M in Sex Harassment Suit Against Wall ...
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Woman Awarded $18M in Sexual Harassment Suit Against Wall Street BossNo doubt that the CEO made some pretty terrible decisions, and surely he deserves some punishment for stalking and threats...but $18 million? Probably a small dent for his part, but the lady is set for life. From ABC news: (Link inside the post) Woman Gets $18M in Sex Harassment Suit Against Wall ...
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NESCAC bros onlyAs you can see I'm not at a Nescac but my little brother is heading to Trinity College, and I was wondering about the amount of alumni on the street. Certainly a school with connections. And what about Colby? ...
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What "Ballers" gets about football and moneyRead this in the new york times. Show looks good. Really captures the hustle of PWM What "Ballers" Gets About Football and Money HBO's "Ballers" has been compared repeatedly to "Entourage," but amid its (many) scenes of dudes partying, the show focuses on something a bit more nerdy: money management...
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Connecting over Race/Ethnicity?This thread is pretty straightforward. If you're a person of color and find someone in the industry who is also a person of color, would your similarities in ethnicity alone be seen as a justifiable reason to reach out? In other words, can race/ethnicity be used to make a connection much in the same...
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CountriesWhen someone foreign is applying for a job at Wall Street, does his nationality matter? I know it probably doesn't, but I think there are some skills/stereotypes etc.. You link with certain nationalities. Do you think this is true at all? Imagine that you had ten job applicants, you know not...
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Body Ink on Wall StreetI've noticed a lot more people in the locker room, gym, or wherever with tattoos recently... even among senior guys, it seems like it's become a bit more acceptable. I wanted to post this earlier today but forgot. Anyway, my boss caught me yesterday in the locker room (most of us go to the same gy...
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Idiotic Compliance TrainingI'm forced to deal with this shit at the end of every quarter and it's just so frustrating. We have to take a series of online courses on the usual bullshit topics -- sanctioned countries, money laundering, etc. The worst part is there's a quiz at the end of each section and we have to achieve a min...
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Fellow Monkeys, Straight to Hell?Really curious to hear everyone's thoughts on the new book coming out on July 14th called Straight to Hell. Very cool back story that has been unraveling for a while now that I know we are all familiar with. If this is the first time hearing of the book I highly recommend you check out and do a lit...
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Best pet for an analyst in investment banking?All, I've always wanted to have a pet but never had the opportunity. Since I clearly have a strain on time to take care of a pet, I am inquiring as to what would the best pet be? Working till late but generally don't hit over 100 hours/week. Dog would be out of the question, and fish are a little la...
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Favorite Beer?Any other monkeys into craft beer? I've recently been digging Lagunitas Lil' Sumpin Ale and Sculpin IPA. I'm looking to try some others, what beers do you guys like? Mod Note (Andy): super user @"frieds" did a great blog series on beer, definitely check it out here ...
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My back has never been the same ever again...Hi All.. 2 years of working in a PE firm has completely broken my back to the point where the thought of sitting makes me want to scream my lungs out. I left the firm on March 31 and I though the lack of intense work would probably straighten my back and would go on to live happily ever after. But n...
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Changing your surnameHi! I didn't find any specific forum for this, so I'll just post it here. I have my mother's last name and I'd like to change it to my father's last name (because I'm the last man to keep the name going). I haven't heard of anyone who has done it (in finance). Do you know anyone who has changed his/...
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Changing your surnameHi! I didn't find any specific forum for this, so I'll just post it here. I have my mother's last name and I'd like to change it to my father's last name (because I'm the last man to keep the name going). I haven't heard of anyone who has done it (in finance). Do you know anyone who has changed his/...
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Learning some basic coding on your own?I have been quite interested in learning some coding on my own, specifically thinking about VBA to further enhance my excel skills. Although I do not necessarily need to know programming in my job, I thought knowing VBA might give me more ideas as to how certain processes can be improved. Also, I th...
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Learning some basic coding on your own?I have been quite interested in learning some coding on my own, specifically thinking about VBA to further enhance my excel skills. Although I do not necessarily need to know programming in my job, I thought knowing VBA might give me more ideas as to how certain processes can be improved. Also, I th...
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Why I am opposed to the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriageAfter the Supreme Court's historic decision, my facebook wall exploded with commentary lauding the decision. This is the first time I can recall in which every post in a given day was on the same topic. Amongst us well-educated urban professionals, gay marriage has become a litmus test for whether...
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Why I am opposed to the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriageAfter the Supreme Court's historic decision, my facebook wall exploded with commentary lauding the decision. This is the first time I can recall in which every post in a given day was on the same topic. Amongst us well-educated urban professionals, gay marriage has become a litmus test for whether...
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The Intern Turns 21: Getting Drunk With Your SuperiorsWeird situation: I turn 21 (in America) the Monday of the second week of my internship. My 21st birthday will likely come up in conversation, etc... but anyway, should I expect to go out and drink with people in my office or is that not a thing? I'm clueless and curious. It's a boutique in Chicago. ...
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The Intern Turns 21: Getting Drunk With Your SuperiorsWeird situation: I turn 21 (in America) the Monday of the second week of my internship. My 21st birthday will likely come up in conversation, etc... but anyway, should I expect to go out and drink with people in my office or is that not a thing? I'm clueless and curious. It's a boutique in Chicago. ...
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The League: the real thing or just another dating fad? No online dating app has made more waves than The League, founded by Amanda Bradford, a Stanford GSB grad. It started in SF and recently launched in NYC, and pretty much everyone I know has either joined or applied for it. It would be very interesting to see how this unfolds. This NY Post article...
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The League: the real thing or just another dating fad? No online dating app has made more waves than The League, founded by Amanda Bradford, a Stanford GSB grad. It started in SF and recently launched in NYC, and pretty much everyone I know has either joined or applied for it. It would be very interesting to see how this unfolds. This NY Post article...
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