People make fun of me in IB

I got an MBA associate role at an elite boutique. I body build on my free time so my meals are around six times per day. I tend to eat cans of salmon and tuna every day because they are high in protein, I make sure mercury isn't too high don't worry. 

One of my MDs saw me doing it and started calling me cat boy. So now everyone in my office calls me the Cat who eats cat food. Even the analysts will call me this. Idk might lateral out of here even though I could crush my Mds skull with my hands. 

Anyone else get this type of shit culture? or is this just me? 

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  • Teller in Non-profit
Jul 10, 2022 - 1:51pm

Can you imagine? "Heard Cat Boy ate his wife's pussy"

Edit: there we have it, 69 likes. Way to go fellas!

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jul 8, 2022 - 4:17pm

Next time your MD calls you cat boy, reply with, "I'm eating all this canned fish so it makes it easier to go down on your wife later". Run around the office hi-fiving everyone. GGWP

Jul 9, 2022 - 12:17am
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You're getting a lot of shit replies here. And while mine will also sound the same, I am dead serious on this: 

Is this your first time working around men? I don't meant that to challenge you, I mean that as a serious question. 

Anyone who has been around "the guys" knows the #1 rule - you only fuck around and mess with the guys you love. You should be worried when they don't mess around with you, that means they don't like you. Yes, I know that sounds backwards, but that's just how being around men is. Seriously, lighten up; these are all good things, you just have to stop being a pussy, cat boy!

Here, just to show you I'm not being a jackass, I'll even help you out. The next time your MD calls you cat boy, show him the guns and say "strong like bull" and wink at him. Play back at them, show them some "love" back, they'll probably just laugh at you & be in a good mood - that's a positive thing. 

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Nov 1, 2022 - 10:16am
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

34 +SBs say you're wrong

:)

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 9, 2022 - 10:02am

in order to get the MD promotion you have to be able to bench 225 otherwise you remain as a director forever

  • Teller in Non-profit
Jul 11, 2022 - 3:21am

Sorry buddy it's 275 now. Inflation and recession driven.

Nov 1, 2022 - 6:47pm
LinkedInPremium, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Nothing asserts dominance like explaining your life choices to others who don't understand them.

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Jul 9, 2022 - 10:10am
Englishaden, what's your opinion? Comment below:

C'mon man, take a joke. It most likely means they are using it as a social mechanism to get closer or are becoming more fond of you. Plus it's funny 😂

Jul 9, 2022 - 11:37am
BBA18, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You have to realize that someone eating a can of salmon in the pen is hilarious.  They're fucking w/ you because it's funny - it's not malicious.  You've gotta throw some barbs back at the junior guys or it will become weird that you're not joking back.  Are they betas who don't understand the necessity of pounding canned fish because they lack the discipline to commit to physical excellence? Don't get your feelings hurt like a lady over this, cat boy.

I come from down in the valley, where mister when you're young, they bring you up to do like your daddy done

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Jul 12, 2022 - 6:07pm
Your boy Blue, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I thought this was a troll post... If you're eating salmon in a can, it would be weird NOT to say something. 

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Jul 9, 2022 - 11:59am
NahFAM69, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Lmfao, this has to be an Analyst trolling

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Jul 9, 2022 - 12:49pm
Five Star Man, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This is hilarious, litte unoriginal, I would have gone with "Whiskers."

Anyone, in any office, would poke fun at this. 

You gotta be able to laugh at yourself, especially when you're doing something that's not traditional.

I wouldn't take it too seriously, maybe ramp it up and eat weirder stuff. 

Do you think you'll get out of IB after a few weeks of not being able to get to the gym? 

Jul 9, 2022 - 5:01pm
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Jul 9, 2022 - 8:26pm
TopBucketBateman, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Beef is generally less healthy than fish. It also caused rectal cancer. That being said, I far prefer la bouef over la fruit de le mere. But yes fuck face, people do not chase beef for protein solely especially if they know what they're doing.

Jul 9, 2022 - 5:04pm
Sequoia, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Cat boy isn't remotely offensive dude, there are far worse nicknames to have. It's just a joke, are you Gen Z or something & unable to take a minuscule amount of heat?

Keep doing you

Nov 1, 2022 - 9:21am
Tennyson, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The onus is not on him to take jokes. The onus is on them to not be a dick.
I don't understand why people struggle to not be dicks. It isn't hard if you've matured past middle school.

  • Teller in Non-profit
Jul 9, 2022 - 7:02pm

Bro time to ditch the can and go for fresh organic food. Let's upgrade from cat boy to jiro.

Jul 9, 2022 - 9:29pm
nattyphizz, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Bro if this is serious you could never hack it on a trade floor lmao….but good advice in this thread -  the guys clearly like you and the dude who said  embrace it and start eating weirder shit, that's just gold. Start a betting pool about which scrawny analysts you could bench, they will eat that up like a can of salmon (gross tbh). In no time you will be benching analysts and fortunes will be made and lost on the floor. Cheers 

Nov 5, 2022 - 1:41pm
nattyphizz, what's your opinion? Comment below:

it was more a comment on you need a thick skin, also learn to take a joke.   but if your bothered this easily its going to be hard to sit next to someone after they dropped 1-10mm+ today.  

Jul 10, 2022 - 4:59am
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I wouldn't count on that. There's plenty of people out there with fresh degrees that have zero ideo how the world actually works and (even worse) how to understand and behave around people. 

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Jul 10, 2022 - 2:16am
manche, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Idk maybe quit being such a b*tch? You sound like a big dude, and you want to lateral because they call you cat boy?

  • Research Analyst in AM - Other
Jul 10, 2022 - 1:37pm

How do you think "Big Cat" got his name?

  • Investment Analyst in HF - Other
Jul 10, 2022 - 10:21pm

I was on the trading floor not too long ago and this is so accurate lol.  Some people hate it but I loved the overall atmosphere because it teaches you to not take things too seriously and realize it's all a game.  The people who have high egos and think they'll be right get weeded out pretty quickly.

Jul 11, 2022 - 7:36am
CiaronSmith, what's your opinion? Comment below:

There are 12 year old on Instagram making more in a year than your MD will make over his lifetime.

That's the real joke. You are in a dying, irrelevant industry.

The joke's on us for believing in the illusion.

  • Associate 2 in IB-M&A
Jul 11, 2022 - 1:03pm

I was in the Army before banking - when your coworkers mess with you like this, it's more of a locker room style of endearment. It's a bit of an art, but you need to learn how to take shit/give shit back in a clever and non-defensive kind of way. But honestly at this point you prob fucked yourself with your current EB, venting on here was a pretty dumb move. Everyone at your bank likely already knows of this thread...and now you're the cat boy who can't take a joke

Jul 11, 2022 - 3:20pm
SafariJoe, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Anonymous Monkey

I got an MBA associate role at an elite boutique. I body build on my free time so my meals are around six times per day. I tend to eat cans of salmon and tuna every day because they are high in protein, I make sure mercury isn't too high don't worry. 

One of my MDs saw me doing it and started calling me cat boy. So now everyone in my office calls me the Cat who eats cat food. Even the analysts will call me this. Idk might lateral out of here even though I could crush my Mds skull with my hands. 

Anyone else get this type of shit culture? or is this just me? 

This is not uncommon and some use it as a form of bonding and some are just clowns. I suggest you just buy the protein powder instead if you are lacking protein. Remember too much protein increases your insulin levels.

SafariJoe, wins again!
Jul 11, 2022 - 4:36pm
LevFinObsessed, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Bro lean in to it! Don't take yourself so seriously, fk it!

Also, don't eat fish in the office(sushi acceptable), major Faux Pas, do that sht in private. I say this as someone who has violated this sacred cardinal rule

Aug 10, 2022 - 6:08pm
NahFAM69, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Idk why he's here complaining, not like  your MD said your calfs were small. 🙄

Nah
  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jul 14, 2022 - 12:58am

HOW DARE THEY MAKE FUN OF ME, DON'T THEY KNOW I AM MBA ASSOCIATES AT AN ELITE BOUTIQUE ???

Ego and insecurity is deadly combo

Jul 14, 2022 - 8:15pm
crimsonpe, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I don't get why people still take these troll posts seriously. Just no way someone would give this much detail on WSO. "MBA associate at EB"?? If you get found out complaining on WSO because you cant take a joke you will get made fun of and talked shit about even more. Go ahead and crush your MDs skull lmao

Jul 15, 2022 - 1:44am
Half-Blood Prince, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If he's being playful with you that's not a negative. Its better than him screaming in your face about how you're behind on work bc you leave office early any chance you get to pump iron or that he can smell your protein farts from his office completely catty-corner (pun intended) across the floor. No disrespect

Just joke back with him… he's probably a little intimidated by you tbh

Jul 15, 2022 - 1:27pm
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