UPDATE: Operations: Best Decision I've Ever Made

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This was me two short months ago.

I would like to start by apologizing to the entire WSO community for trying to argue with what decades of Banking wisdom had taught the finance community; as it turns out, Ops is fucking shit!

However, in an attempt to retain some sense of pride I still disagree on the reason why it is shit. In my opinion, its not the lack of prestige (I'm not that big into ego trips) or the mind numbing work (from what I've heard IBD can get very monotonous; to me, its the lack of structure.

One of the things that has always attracted me to IBD is the fact that, no matter what level you're at, the finish line isn't far ahead which gives you something to sprint for. With what I've witnessed in Ops, most FT'ers have no idea when its coming up, and, for some unlucky bastards, there seems to be a very very long way left.

This affected me profoundly in the way I worked during the internship, and I'm not even FT (thank God).
If I were to be, it would be this feeling of being in purgatory which would drag me into incompetency, slowing down as the finish line draws further and further into the distance.

Fuck that. Time to start networking.

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GBS

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"Every man should lose a battle in his youth, so he does not lose a war when he is old"

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Here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, you are the sucker.

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"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." - IlliniProgrammer

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