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You guys ever notice that most guys who come on WSO offering to give advice on how to break in or leave the field are those that are in the lower tier firms (with the exception of a minor few, notably the MS/KKR guy)? Those who offer to give advice on IBD usually are from MM or boutique firms, same thing applies to PE/HF. Rarely does someone, say GS/Blackstone come up here and offer advice.

Some people are just desperate for attention I guess. Especially that guy who made three threads on life after banking...

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  • UFOinsider's picture

    ....so does that conclusion explain your thread? This is a site for entry level and the next step....getting in and getting out. Top tier candidates and high level execs have different resources to pull from.

    FWIW, I had few friends in finance before this site, now I have many. If you equate reaching out to others and bouncing thoughts around as 'desperate for attention', so be it. What's your story?

    Get busy living

  • TyrionLannister's picture

    Yes, to each his own....I know how I compare to rest of the guys offering advice, but then again, I didn't mean to come off as offensive. But then also again, I could care less what y'all think, especially some novice loser who doesn't even know the difference between PWM and AM.

  • TyrionLannister's picture

    And I'm just stating a thing I noticed. Some of you are probably already thinking it. I'm just saying it.

    I'm merely stating that I noticed how most people who step up, start threads offering people advice are ones who failed at getting GS/MS/BX , ones that people on this board worship. Ironic? Yet, you don't see GS/MS/BX bankers coming on here and give advice. I'm merely stating a fact.

  • buybuybuy's picture

    TyrionLannister wrote:
    You guys ever notice that most guys who come on WSO offering to give advice on how to break in or leave the field are those that are in the lower tier firms (with the exception of a minor few, notably the MS/KKR guy)? Those who offer to give advice on IBD usually are from MM or boutique firms, same thing applies to PE/HF. Rarely does someone, say GS/Blackstone come up here and offer advice.

    Some people are just desperate for attention I guess. Especially that guy who made three threads on life after banking...


    Where do you work?

  • Determined's picture

    I don't have enough WSO credits to throw MS at the OP. First world problems...

    Talent is hitting a target no one can hit.
    Genius is hitting a target no one can see.

  • Human's picture

    TyrionLannister wrote:
    Some people are just desperate for attention I guess. Especially that guy who made three threads on life after banking...

    Give that guy a break. He is a musician now. He needs fans. Wall Street Oasis is a good place to get new fans and publicity. Now he got to deal with the new reality as a musician, instead of fussing about base compensation and bonus, he gotta deals with itune downloads and concert ticket sales.

    "I am the hero of the story. I don't need to be saved."

  • duffmt6's picture

    Patrick,

    Can I have some credits so I can digitally defecate on this kid?

    "For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry God. Bloody Mary full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. Pray for me now and at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon. Amen."

  • In reply to TyrionLannister
    BlackHat's picture

    TyrionLannister wrote:
    And I'm just stating a thing I noticed. Some of you are probably already thinking it. I'm just saying it.

    I'm merely stating that I noticed how most people who step up, start threads offering people advice are ones who failed at getting GS/MS/BX , ones that people on this board worship. Ironic? Yet, you don't see GS/MS/BX bankers coming on here and give advice. I'm merely stating a fact.

    Okay, let's say you're right and most people that are offering advice aren't from the most "prestigious" banks. Does that mean they don't know as much? Has it occurred to you that some people don't want to work at GS? I had offers from Barclays, Greenhill, and Blackstone for my SA and my top choice if I did banking was Greenhill, but I turned them all down for something I liked better. Find me a guy at GS/MS/BX and I'll crush him with my wallet, even though hardly anyone knows the name of my firm.

    Does that make my advice, experience, and opinions less valuable? Am I just doing it for attention?

    And trust me, nobody else was thinking that, just you. Are you a freshman or still in high school?

    I hate victims who respect their executioners

  • In reply to BlackHat
    TyrionLannister's picture

    BlackHat wrote:
    TyrionLannister wrote:
    And I'm just stating a thing I noticed. Some of you are probably already thinking it. I'm just saying it.

    I'm merely stating that I noticed how most people who step up, start threads offering people advice are ones who failed at getting GS/MS/BX , ones that people on this board worship. Ironic? Yet, you don't see GS/MS/BX bankers coming on here and give advice. I'm merely stating a fact.

    Okay, let's say you're right and most people that are offering advice aren't from the most "prestigious" banks. Does that mean they don't know as much? Has it occurred to you that some people don't want to work at GS? I had offers from Barclays, Greenhill, and Blackstone for my SA and my top choice if I did banking was Greenhill, but I turned them all down for something I liked better. Find me a guy at GS/MS/BX and I'll crush him with my wallet, even though hardly anyone knows the name of my firm.

    Does that make my advice, experience, and opinions less valuable? Am I just doing it for attention?

    And trust me, nobody else was thinking that, just you. Are you a freshman or still in high school?

    I'm sure they give excellent advice, especially since they're from non-targets and many of their target audience are non-targets lol

    I'm not questioning the quality of their advice. I'm just pointing out the fact that you rarely see a Harvard/GS guy come up here and talk.

    But fuck it, I might as well just tell y'all that everytime I see someone who's at a no-name boutique post a topic offering advice, I always wonder how he's even qualified since he obviously failed at so many other firms' processes

  • finger_me_elmo's picture

    lol -21 MS - wow brah talk about a MS train on ya

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  • In reply to buybuybuy
    TyrionLannister's picture

    buybuybuy wrote:
    TyrionLannister wrote:
    Dam...only 21 monkey shit? You unprestigious-attention seekers are lower tier when it comes throwing monkey shit as well apparently

    So where do you work again?

    Why does it matter? I can tell you it's a top shop. But then you'll have no way of knowing it's true or not.
    But to satisfy your curiousity, I work for a top group that send analysts to megafunds.

  • In reply to TyrionLannister
    finger_me_elmo's picture

    TyrionLannister wrote:
    finger_me_elmo wrote:
    lol -21 MS - wow brah talk about a MS train on ya

    *GASP* REALLY? 21 virtual monkey shits on an internet forum? Jeez, guys, give me some room to breathe!

    I wasn't attacking man, relax brother....

    Whats the matter? Scared of my little red fuzzy anus? Don't be shy,let me show you the way, give me your hand and I will take you to paradise

  • cplpayne's picture

    I haven't noticed many people disclose where they work........

    "One should recognize reality even when one doesn't like it, indeed, especially when one doesn't like it." - Charlie Munger

  • D M's picture

    It's sad when the internet doesn't even want you around... if nothing else, there will always be a dark hole waiting for you to die in.

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  • In reply to BlackHat
    bfin's picture

    BlackHat wrote:

    Find me a guy at GS/MS/BX and I'll crush him with my wallet,

    hahaha

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  • BlackHat's picture

    Dogshit no-name poor people public high school -> Wharton -> Elite AM/HF -> Elite HF -> Even more elite HF.

    There's plenty of people here from targets dude. Like a lot. See you around the megafund watercooler bro!

    I hate victims who respect their executioners

  • Frieds's picture

    What does it matter to you who gives advice if the advice they give is good? I'm not pissed at all but I find the fact you're grossly ignorant of corporate culture to be rather bothersome. If I recall the Goldman Employee Handbook, it says not to discuss Goldman or Goldman business outside of work. As a result, I would also assume that discussing Goldman and admitting your from Goldman online would also fall into that policy as well. Oh... and it's not your background, it's the experience that lends credence to the advice given. Chew on that one.

  • Cola Coca's picture

    You guys ever notice that some douchebags who come on WSO critiquing strangers without solicitation or pretending their shit doesn't stink are those who are probably not working in finance at all? Those who love to talk about prestige in IBD usually are insecure and immature, same thing applies to PE/HF. Rarely does someone, say TyrionLannister, have something better to do other than troll on a Saturday night.

    Some people are just desperate for attention I guess. Especially that guy who made this ironic thread on attention seeking...