Help me understand the new generations…
I've been reading this forum for a while, and I came to the realization that I don't understand the new ANL classes. I don't know your motivations, your game-plan, and more broadly why joining this industry (especially given how much bitching I see on this forum).
I'm a 40 year old male. I've worked my ass off and probably will continue to work my ass off for another 10 productive years until I'm financially at the place where I want to be, the kids are out of my payroll, etc.
There were aspects of this job that I didn't like when I was a junior (facetime, not controlling my calendar, some assholes I had to work for/with), and there are many aspects that I don't like now either (politics, short-term focus on the next fee, lack of accountability when we miss deals, etc.). On the overall, I like this job more than many other jobs I know, and think it is better than some of my friends' jobs. I feel lucky to be in this industry. And I enjoy life.
So if you are a summer intern, an incoming analyst, a full time analyst , etc. - I want to hear from you, your story, what you think about this job and the industry, etc.