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'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.