Quitting IB @6 months
I hit the desk about 4 months ago, and dread going into work every day. The work itself isn’t difficult but the stress, tight deadlines and implications of making mistakes leads me to make mistakes.
I did my SA at afirm and didn’t get the return basically because I was incompetent and I remember what it felt like to have people turn on me in real time. I’m starting to experience that once more and I’m honestly just tired of this feeling despite putting my best foot forward and constantly optimizing.
I don’t think I’m cut out for IB or even finance in general and am thinking of making a switch 6 months in (can’t imagine doing 1 year let alone 2). I dislike who I have become as a result of what the job requires (always on my phone, impossible to tune out for fear of missing an email). The harsh seemingly personal criticisms from coworkers who talk down to me like I have a learning disability after stressing more than I ever have about submitting something internal that no one will read.
Is there any value in putting these 6 months on my resume when applying to grad programs or jobs?