How common are the 120hrs weeks?
Currently in a big dilemma choosing between carrying on with myoffer or trying IB recruiting. The only thing that is hindering IB recruiting for me is the excruciating hours. I've had a friend claim he worked consistently 120 hours EVERY week in his first year, which terrified the shit out of me tbh. A VP (school alumni) told me that bankers tend to over exaggerate their hours intentionally, but that guy hasn't been an analyst for a number of years obviously.
Bankers in London now get £120-130k all in, and I kind of feel disheartened to miss out. I'm also terrified of the hours, especially now, it'll be hard to give up on the gym, MMA training, music training etc. How common are these long weeks?