It's everyday (bro) / Or, the death of an Analyst

It's everyday that I have to fight the urge to reply that I don't give a fuck

how to make it through second year, brothers?

i have the exit, bonuses are gonna be shite anyway, and i hate half of our sub-verticals

I was admittedly top bucket last year. the bonus was still meh, but I didn't do it for the money. I did it because I wanted to learn.

But what I realized is... 

I don't want to learn anymore.

Or at least, not learn more about what I'm working on.

All the sexy, innovative companies aren't going to IPO anytime soon.

All I see are endless pitch decks to bloated, crashing businesses almost as desperate for strategic alternatives to eke out passable growth rates as my MDs are for any fees.

The end of being an anlyst is the end of curiosity and passion.

I hope I don't flame out as fast on the buyside

No real point to this. I just wanted to rant as Excel refreshes. Thanks for listening.

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Nov 22, 2022 - 11:33am

I thought this was a poem at first

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Nov 24, 2022 - 12:29pm

I signed a contract in college that says I have to pay back my $12k signing bonus if I leave my bank within 2 years.

Looking back, I most definitely should not have spent all that money but I was dumb and thought the IB->PE route is for me.

So I really don't know what to do because I literally do not have the money to quit, and 2 years is a long time lol

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Nov 23, 2022 - 1:18pm

Also got 2 lined up but wasn't on cycle recruitment…. If in Europe on cycle only starts in An2 year for Associate positions

Nov 25, 2022 - 1:44am
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