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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 26, 2022 - 7:26pm

You mean best? No but seriously guys which EB would be fine with me and OP ripping caterpillars on the desk?

Jun 28, 2022 - 8:06pm
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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 26, 2022 - 7:50pm

I work at a similar firm (CVP/PJT/EVC) and can say that FTP does indeed go hard

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov
Jun 26, 2022 - 8:22pm

Posting under anon. for obvious reasons. As someone who has experimented with most (whether recreational or for studying) for the better part of a decade although have been clean for the last 4 years, I can't see why anyone would see this as a positive.

Adderall: Depending on how you react to the drug, you'd either be bouncing off the walls at your desk, or have a cracked out look in your eyes whenever someone tries to talk to you. You're also more likely to get distracted and zone in on other things aside from work. Unless you're ripping this during WFH, I can't see a good outcome from this. If you need Adderall to move around logos in PPT or link cells in Excel, sounds like you just have a drug dependency and IB isn't for you.

Recreational drugs: This is a terrible idea even if your co-workers are your homies. I vaguely recall a bank (Citi or BMO?) that recently caught a bunch of their juniors doing blow at the office and canned all of them. Even outside of work, your state of mind changes on drugs and sometimes you can't control what you say. Or someone might snap a photo of you with some white dust under your nose. If that gets leaked, say goodbye to your career. Long story short, don't shit where you eat.

You probably think I'm a Karen, but I've lived that life and just making sure you got your head on straight before you try to mesh your professional life with recreational activities.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 26, 2022 - 8:57pm

I'm the caterpillar comment guy, but I was just fucking around lmao. Only drug i realistically expect to need is caffeine and maybe some pre workout if shit is really hitting the fan and there's a fire drill

  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov
Jun 26, 2022 - 9:58pm

You won't find it if you're not looking for it (or at least I hope). There's no expectation for you to participate in using hard drugs at any firm on the street, even if the rest of the team is doing it behind closed doors. Conduct yourself with with professionalism and save the debauchery for a night out with your non-work friends.  

  • Prospect in IB - Cov
Jun 28, 2022 - 3:59pm

Not an EB but CS

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  • Associate 1 in CorpDev
Jun 29, 2022 - 10:01am

All types of people do drugs which includes professionals. You are not going to get a meaningful answer on which bank does more or less as it's so personal and at most you'll hear anecdotes that are not useful. Obviously no single person knows everyone in banking who does drugs. 

With regards to drug culture, think about your college atmosphere. There are drugs that are more openly talked about and used and some that are very under the radar being used and not openly discussed. This dynamic exists in the real world but with a bit more secrecy in general for obvious reasons. It exists at every bank if you are wondering. For example, more people will know that such and such likes to smoke weed but less will know who likes to do blow. I think you get the gist. 

Drug use is also group dependent. No one with any morals is going to tell you about specific groups as we'd be putting people on blast and tainting their reputation. It's way too specific of an answer. If you want to do recreational drugs, you'll find team members to do them with if you are into that. No one is going to force you and if you build enough trust to the point they offer you drugs, you can politely decline and no one will care. 

Jun 29, 2022 - 11:41am
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