Grand Jury Duty?
I showed up for my Grand Jury summons and immediately regretted not doing more research ahead of time to understand what I was getting myself in for. There's a reason why probably 30% of names called did not show up.
I did end up volunteering now as we're not all that busy and I don't know how busy we'll be in six months, and of course I got picked. Projects I was working on have already been shifted to other analysts and associates.
I messaged a couple directors on my team saying I'd do everything in my power to stay involved, and please don't hesitate to continue using me as a resource.
Any pieces of advice for how else I should approach this? What can I do to best spin this / not have it have a major impact on my career? It is quite an interesting process - if I were a college kid, or in a job that's more forgiving for taking time off, then I'd probably be pretty into this.
It's absolutely hilarious how accurate this meme is
Chill out fella. Your career and life aren't going to be over because you've got a couple of weeks of jury duty.
Point taken but… to be fair it is 4 weeks.
And? It's not your fault, who cares
You're bordering on the edge of an anxiety attack because you're legally obligated to miss a few weeks of work for a company that would fire you without a second of hesitation if they thought they'd be even a dollar better off for it.
Your career will be fine and you will too. Stop worrying so much.
Let me get this straight
You have a valid legal reason to get out of the office, something codified in so many laws that employers cannot mess with, and you'd be doing something that might actually be a bit more interesting than changing font sizes around...
And you're complaining?!?!
Bro - Chill Pill
just get pregnant and then you will be able to excuse yourself from jury duty
Dude I don't know how you didn't get out jury duty… you literally just lie. They ask you things like are you going to be a good juror, do you have any preconceived notions, relationships with cops. All you have to do is say you'd be a horrible juror. I got called for jury duty a few months ago and I was only gone for the day.
This is grand jury. There is no voir dire. You get selected, that's it.
Getting in early and coming in after much of the day is over won't really matter because you will be out of pocket the majority of the day. What if something needs a turn or a comment or a question answered. You're too unreliable in your situation to trust with any project with a deadline. Of course this is not your fault.
Therefore, as opposed to creating some plan in your head of what you THINK your bosses will want...you should sit down with the MD/staffer, whoever is in charge and work with them to create a game plan and expectations to be met. There is zero point of charting your own course here as it could be futile. Your method of trying to prove yourself with facetime is far less valuable than showing the maturity to establish a line of communication and crafting a plan that works for all together.
Lastly, as others have said, this doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. I was an analyst on a trial for 2 weeks and low a behold my career was not effected.
So while I get the ib anxiety inducing stress test machine might have you on edge, really don't sweat it.
Thanks for the feedback. Looking back I understand that I was definitely overstressing, but at the end of the day, it is a rare situation and there are good and bad ways to handle it. I just want to put my best foot forward with this team, is all.
Stop going in early every day. Work from like 5pm-9pm, but your team really just needs to take you off staffings and put you on internal projects right now
This isn't your fault and no one will hold it against you - everyone has to do jury duty, it just is what it is. Also this is SUCH a short time - I know it feels like forever but this is part of life.
OP needs a xanax asap
Not in the IB world, but it sounds like your boss actually respected your commitment to jury duty and is actually doing what a boss should and covering for while you're out. What am I missing?
yeah if someone calls you for this or sends you a letter call and just act like a complete nut
Bro, I say this with the utmost respect, but the high-grade investment bonds you're working on as a DCM Analyst are going to be okay with or without you. I understand the mind set and the anxiety that gets ingrained when you're an analyst, but this is your legal obligation as a citizen. I can assure you that things will be okay.
As long as that goes both ways, sure.
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