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  • patekphilippe's picture

    they'll be around. they'll usually be sitting in a conference room at your office and be working with a big 4 audit firm.

  • 3bg's picture

    i'm a (straight) girl, so seeing them isn't really my concern. i'm just confused as to the low ratio of hired:interviewed for attractive girls as opposed to attractive guys, which i see a lot of.

    are bankers just afraid of sexual harassment suits or are there more gay bankers in the recruitment process than i thought?

  • In reply to 3bg
    patekphilippe's picture

    3bg:
    i'm a (straight) girl, so seeing them isn't really my concern. i'm just confused as to the low ratio of hired:interviewed for attractive girls as opposed to attractive guys, which i see a lot of.

    are bankers just afraid of sexual harassment suits or are there more gay bankers in the recruitment process than i thought?

    most hot girls are also rich girls from well off families. they don't need the money and don't want to put in the hours. they take a normal 40-60 hr/week job. they're trying to get married, not become MDs.

  • ke18sb's picture

    totally agree. i have no clue why any girl, especially hot ones choose banking. banking for guys is a means to an ends, with the ends being money and girls. girls don't need the money nor the job to get the guys. if i was a hot chick there would be a 0 percent chance i would do banking, i'd get a 9-5, maintain my body, and eventually get married.

  • In reply to ke18sb
    patekphilippe's picture

    ke18sb:
    totally agree. i have no clue why any girl, especially hot ones choose banking. banking for guys is a means to an ends, with the ends being money and girls. girls don't need the money nor the job to get the guys. if i was a hot chick there would be a 0 percent chance i would do banking, i'd get a 9-5, maintain my body, and eventually get married.

    spot on.

  • jgsim's picture

    Agree, although I have seen some hot girls in banking (but certainly not many). I diagree that hot girls are usually the rich ones..often the rich girls are the product of a rich, ugly daddy and a hot mom...an ugly + a hot doesn't necessarily produce a hot child.

    There were 2 really hot girls in my SA class. One was rich and ambitious, the other was middle-class.

    I wish there were more hot girls in banking through. It sucks that most are so painful to look at.

    As for hot girls at superdays but not in the banks, I really have no idea. It seemed to me that hot girls who wanted to do banking at my school had no problem getting offers everywhere. I know a girl with an average GPA, average work experience, average everything but she's a hot blonde and she got offers petty much everywhere. She's cool and all, but I think her looks are what did it for her.

  • Bankerbot2007's picture

    You guys are a bunch of chauvinist pigs. Not every woman just wants to be a wife. Women are more than just sexual objects. Although I am sure you guys are at least half-kidding (or I hope so), I suggest you read "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan. It's old, but you might still learn something from it.

    And yes, I am a straight man. Straight, but not narrow.

  • In reply to jgsim
    fraser24gt's picture

    jgsim:
    ...an ugly + a hot doesn't necessarily produce a hot child.

    To be fair, hot + hot doesn't always produce a hot kid. At the same time, hotties can come from so-so looking parents.

    Is it possible having a bunch of hot girls is a bank's way of doing a bait-and-switch? "Look at all these hot girls you will be working with...Hell, maybe you could hook-up with one!"

  • NoTears's picture

    Bankerbot must be gay to have that type of response. And he probably read that book voluntarily.

  • fraser24gt's picture

    I will respect the feminist movement when the women who believe in it stop wanting it both ways. They want to be "independent" and treated equally with men but they still want men to open up doors and give up rides in taxis, etc. If chivalry is dead, feminists killed it.

  • mp2437's picture

    Why would any woman want to endure the work of an analyst? What comes out of it for them....There are far better jobs that lead to entrepreneurial, managerial positions, than being in a 2 yr analyst program (if the woman has the will and determination to be more than a barbie). But if not, then getting a 9-5 at a BB is respectable enough, and you could be assured to have a successful husband who can take care of you, and you could have a good life (and a good name to yourself). There's no reason ANYONE willingly wants to work 100+ hrs a week, but majority are men because, as others mentioned, work hard to make the money, then the women. As for the women....work a 9-5, have a hot body, some class, and your good to go.

  • In reply to fraser24gt
    charlemenge's picture

    fraser24gt:
    I will respect the feminist movement when the women who believe in it stop wanting it both ways. They want to be "independent" and treated equally with men but they still want men to open up doors and give up rides in taxis, etc. If chivalry is dead, feminists killed it.

    It's despicable when feminists say to me women can't work long hours

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  • HerSerendipity's picture

    because some girls, while maybe want to find a husband who is well-to-do and whatnot, would like to have financial security of their own. So, in case you have to divorce his sorry ass, you won't have to depend on a ridiculous divorce settlement. That being said, I would take him to the cleaners just for shits and giggles.

    At my school, there are certain banks which consistently get the 'pretty girls' (well good looking people in general). A lot of the girls come from pretty well off families but either 1) get peer pressured into the corporate track b/c all their friends are doing things, or 2) want to find a means to an end. Everyone knows banking provides great exit opps. esp. if you want to go to business school.

  • ke18sb's picture

    has anyone had to deal with girl analyst/associates crying on the job? how uncomfortable of a situation is it?

  • Roller4Life's picture

    if you think about it, most good looking girls I know are into finding attractive and wealthy men that they can marry and live a great life with.

    In banking you have a huge number of these men. It makes sense for girls perhaps looking for such a man to join the industry. It probably won't be for a while but 2-years of paying their dues could mean another 20 years of living a great lifestyle with their future husband.

  • ke18sb's picture

    point taken, but i wouldn't even want to date a banker chick, and im sure its the same for most guys

  • EuroMonkey's picture

    I've seen crying and fainting... Poor thing was working for me, clearly not cut out for the job.

  • freeloader's picture

    Career in HR = interviewing prospective hubbies???

  • Seanc's picture

    Relying on your job for action is very lame.

  • papershuffler's picture

    the image consultant, with absolutely no fashion background, who is a creepy 40-ish woman, usually drives most of the women away by telling us we are not allowed to be fashionable in the early parts of our career in the very conservative banking arena and criticizes everything we happen to be wearing during that torturous hour where we listen to her wax poetic about scarves and small, non-distinct handbags, and not being allowed to wear heels over 2.5 inches or garter belts and seamed hose.

  • In reply to Bankerbot2007
    user_'s picture

    Bankerbot2007:
    You guys are a bunch of chauvinist pigs. Not every woman just wants to be a wife. Women are more than just sexual objects. Although I am sure you guys are at least half-kidding (or I hope so), I suggest you read "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan. It's old, but you might still learn something from it.

    And yes, I am a straight man. Straight, but not narrow.

    that's one of my preferred books. and if your parents have no ambition/goals whatsoever, it's natural that you don't wanna be like them.

  • In reply to HerSerendipity
    Malakari's picture

    HerSerendipity:
    because some girls, while maybe want to find a husband who is well-to-do and whatnot, would like to have financial security of their own. So, in case you have to divorce his sorry ass, you won't have to depend on a ridiculous divorce settlement. That being said, I would take him to the cleaners just for shits and giggles.

    At my school, there are certain banks which consistently get the 'pretty girls' (well good looking people in general). A lot of the girls come from pretty well off families but either 1) get peer pressured into the corporate track b/c all their friends are doing things, or 2) want to find a means to an end. Everyone knows banking provides great exit opps. esp. if you want to go to business school.


    Take him to the cleaners? This is why guys hate fucks like you.

  • In reply to HerSerendipity
    Lord Blankfein's picture

    HerSerendipity:
    because some girls, while maybe want to find a husband who is well-to-do and whatnot, would like to have financial security of their own. So, in case you have to divorce his sorry ass, you won't have to depend on a ridiculous divorce settlement. That being said, I would take him to the cleaners just for shits and giggles.

    At my school, there are certain banks which consistently get the 'pretty girls' (well good looking people in general). A lot of the girls come from pretty well off families but either 1) get peer pressured into the corporate track b/c all their friends are doing things, or 2) want to find a means to an end. Everyone knows banking provides great exit opps. esp. if you want to go to business school.

    ^^^^^^Forever Alone

  • futuretrader1999's picture

    so which banks have the hot girls?

    IVY for Life

  • In reply to futuretrader1999
    JeffSkilling's picture

    futuretrader1999:
    so which banks have the hot girls?

    All I know is that Jefferies has a terrible reputation in the hot girl department.

    Citi probably known to have the best.

  • futuretrader1999's picture

    tryin to get me to regret my decision even though u have absolutely no clue as to how the girls look at both these firms?

    IVY for Life

  • In reply to futuretrader1999
    JeffSkilling's picture

    futuretrader1999:
    tryin to get me to regret my decision even though u have absolutely no clue as to how the girls look at both these firms?

    Haha I knew I remembered correctly...

  • DontMakeMeShortYou's picture

    Banks? Hottest girls I've ever seen in finance haven't been bankers. Those are a rare, rare breed. And they're usually not entirely dateable either.

    From my experience and in no particular order, the hottest girls are in:

    1. Investor relations
    2. Headhunting
    3. HR
    4. S&T

    And I don't know if it counts, but some of the executive assistants / admins I've seen at hedge funds are drop dead gorgeous.

  • In reply to futuretrader1999
    Status_Quo's picture

    futuretrader1999:
    so which banks have the hot girls?

    CS
    JPM

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  • In reply to DontMakeMeShortYou
    makeyourownluck's picture

    DontMakeMeShortYou:
    Banks? Hottest girls I've ever seen in finance haven't been bankers. Those are a rare, rare breed. And they're usually not entirely dateable either.

    From my experience and in no particular order, the hottest girls are in:

    1. Investor relations
    2. Headhunting
    3. HR
    4. S&T

    And I don't know if it counts, but some of the executive assistants / admins I've seen at hedge funds are drop dead gorgeous.

    4 = true story...got a dime on my desk

    its one way or the other: hate me or admire.

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    There have been many great comebacks throughout history. Jesus was dead but then came back as an all-powerful God-Zombie.

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