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  1. Why I Quit My Job (a.k.a. "Regrets of the Working")

    Earlier this year I quit my management consulting job after 4 years on the grind. I didn't quit to do an MBA or because I got a better job, and I didn't quit because I hated the long hours and travel. I quit because of something I read.  A ...

    - May 16 2015 - 12:33pm - 32 comments

  2. Life after Investment Banking

    Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up 4/25/12 Like a majority of people who are on this website, I used to come on here and write bullshit about a life partly my own, partly fantasy. I'm now going to uncloak the anonymous man and ...

    - Dec 4 2014 - 11:00am - 291 comments

  3. Came to the realization money does not buy happiness

    Now I am lost in life. I see my friends working in foreign countries, being officers in the military and travel guides out West. What am I doing? Pushing paper around to make my company money? and in the event I make a nice chunk of change in the future- ...

    - Nov 28 2014 - 4:20am - 40 comments

  4. Leaving Banking. Fold.

    When I was in banking, I lost nearly £17,000 spread betting on the Goldman Sachs SEC trial. I lost another gut wrenching chunk of money in Vegas playing poker with the big boys. Sucks right? But "life is long, I'll win it back". And so I ...

    - Apr 28 2013 - 7:45pm - 34 comments

  5. Why bother being good?

    WHY BOTHER BEING GOOD? Everyday the newspaper tells the same depressing stories. Youth crime, corporate tax-avoidance, dishonest lawyers, selfish bankers, mass genocide, needless wars, countless violent acts of extreme hatred, rape, oppression and ...

    - Mar 23 2013 - 10:45am - 33 comments

  6. Personal Development Sites

    Hi Fellow Monkeys, I am trying to build up a list of resources for everyone on Wall Street Oasis to share. As I look at the forum, there are a lot of resources on getting a job in Finance. I believe that everyone is attracted to Finance, other than having ...

    - Feb 11 2014 - 5:06pm - 55 comments

  7. Just Quit Investment Banking

    I was one of those high school seniors that posted on WallStreetOasis in the ye olde days when it was known as ibankingoasis.com, and well, despite my earlier enthusiasm for the job, I decided to quit this week. I wanted to both share my story and get ...

    - Nov 24 2012 - 10:38am - 43 comments

  8. Being happy with what you got

    It goes without saying that every human being wants to be happy. We pursue education, careers, relationships, hobbies, etc., to maximize our happiness. Looking back on my life as well as learning from others, I think envy and insecurity are perhaps the ...

    - Aug 8 2012 - 1:22pm - 26 comments

  9. How to Develop a Personality

    I used to work with a guy that had everything on the surface, but absolutely nothing inside. The guy was 6 feet tall, good-looking, charismatic, multi-lingual, graduated from a top business school, and had made MD at a bulge bracket investment bank. Yet ...

    - May 14 2013 - 5:09pm - 54 comments

  10. The Illusion of A Better Job

    Why do we constantly set ourselves up for disappointment by dreaming up the possibilities how much better our lives would be if only we were doing something else? Too many times I have heard friends say "things would be so much better if only I ...

    - Jun 10 2012 - 2:41pm - 16 comments

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