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+67Most Illegal (or unethical) Thing You've Witnessed on the JobLol definitely want to hear what some of you have to say about this. I'm sure there are some good stories out there. 77
+62The students at top schools aren't really that intellectually impressive. So I go to a top school, so think Harvard, Yale, or Princeton. And coming in, I almost felt a sort of insecurity, because I thought that I would be up against the grinders whom I knew in high school, and against kids who went to the best boarding schools, which everyone knows prepare kids well....117
+56What Are You Old-Fashioned About?What technological advancements or updated social norms are you not following? I like to think I'm a pretty forward-thinking guy but I still always prefer to pay with a card/cash, over using Apple Pay on my phone. What are you old-fashioned about?112
+54What were the biggest lies you were told during the interview process that weren't true on the actual job?Examples: -"We have great team culture" -> they are neutral with each other -"Facetime is not required" -> but they'll call you out if you don't show up -"We love you / We want you to come in immediately" -> they actually can't f***king...91
+50Consequences after being caught cheatingHello, I am not proud of what I have done but I think the US academic pushed me to focus too much on academics rather than the actual content. Background: I am an international student and my undergrad was business, I had the chance to be accepted in an intensive computer science grad...148
+37Where do you find those "wifey" types that will stick with you forever?Since most women in clubs are just looking for one night stand/brief flings and <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> girls have superiority/feminist complex. So where do you find those other wife type girls?135
+32How do you stop being butthurt and emotional in this business?Do any of you cry if your MD/PM yelled at you for screwing up, or coming late, etc.? Or simply feeling irritated by your MD/co workers who speak in a stern voice? How do you stop taking all of this personally, and realize that all that matters at the end of the day is money? 91
+31What Profession Lives Up to its Hype?So we all know that expectations usually don't meet reality: 1. Banking -> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> isn't the multi-million dollar promised land 2. Academia to professorship is a nightmare process with slim chances of tenure 3. Becoming a...81
+25Is it weird to like working 100 hrs a week?I always preferred to work over 14 hrs a day and always felt the 40 a week is not enough. Since my job requires a lot of analysis and research, it is quite enjoyable to work all day. I recently saw an [article...56
+24I'm an average joe making good money for family and enjoying a chill life. What am I missing out on by not pursuing prestige?Hey guys. I'm a 29 year old white male with a loving wife and 1 year old son. I went to a state school (Cal State Fullerton), graduated with a 3.1 GPA (didn't give a crap about school, just partied) and then got a sales job. Then I busted my ass (I'm not analytical or smart, but...165
+23Lying on your resume -- experiences, ethics, and strategies This might not sit well with a fair amount of people on here, but I've found this interesting since I've heard a few financial professionals say that this is an okay thing to do (to an extent). Has anyone else here made a small lie on their resume? (director of bullshit club,...80
+19How did you learn to think high level?I’ve been reading bios of a few prominent executives and have found the trajectory each takes to get to their current seat to be really fascinating. This is not to say that many or even any of these paths are straight line or replicable, but what each has in common is that at some point the...21
+18Against InstitutionalismI had a conversation with a close family member who was looking for my perspective on office politics / career. Through our conversation and for the first time, I realized I have an anti-institutionalism perspective on career. This perception of career / work / organization has served me well...7
+18"Self Made"Simple question. Can you really consider yourself "self made" when your parents dropped $100,000+ on a public or private education for you? I hear people claim that their "self-made" but yet they went to a $200,000+ private school completely on their parents dime. Interested...64
+18Am I in okay shape as far as how much I've saved at age 27?So I work in an industry that is very niche. I graduated magna cum laude from a top target school, did management consulting for awhile, and then moved into something in sales with somewhat low hours, pretty minimal travel, and when I do travel, unlike in consulting, it's usually...43
+18How has MeToo changed your willingness to mentor female team members?Just curious if it's changed anything for anyone else? Not going to lie, it's made me very paranoid, I don't meet anyone (male or female) at all unless it's in a public place and I had cameras installed with audio at our main office. I talked to a few executives at...43
+17Does anyone know why bodybuilders use steroids?This may be the wrong forum, but I want objective views (not a tirade with a hidden agenda to defend its use), on exactly the title question. I watched some football this weekend (American football, not those skinny wimps kicking a ball around), and I noticed these guys are incredibly fit,...73
+14"What do you want for Christmas"Hold off on the jokes, for now. Every year my family and significant other inevitably asks me what I want for christmas (early/mid 30's). Every year I have no ideas to supply them with outside of token fluff as I would have already purchased it if I wanted/needed it. That said, my...34
+14What are the biggest lies on this forum being pushed around constantly?For me it has to be the "Dude, people in sales easily clear $500k a year. Look into software or Pharma sales." Anyways, what are some you notice?44
+14Living a Serious LifeI was recently watching Chappaquiddick and there was a line that stuck out to me “You can choose to live a serious or non-serious life but if you choose to live a non-serious life I won’t have much time for you.” Joe Kennedy to Ted Kennedy as a youth. That being said, what are some of...37
+14In my 30s and want to start overHello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, let me get to the point. I'm in my early 30s, and want to change my life around, but I'm not sure where to start or what I want to do, or even what I'm realistically capable of doing at this age. The...50
+13Favorite Strains? Just got some Gorilla glue #4 and Lucky Charms ... they are both good, but huge fan of Gorilla glue #4 so far... Also, got a few Kaviar joints last week. My friend and I tried out the Indica and it was fucking strong as hell - pretty awesome though....47
+13How to beat your boss in a pissing contest, literally.Hey guys, just thought I would drop some advice here. This website has been a big help for me recently so I thought I would give back. The topic I'd like to discuss is one of great importance. Have you ever been in the bathroom at work, and your boss comes in? He sets up on the urinal...10
+12How has high finance changed your worldview?Working on both the sell side and now the buy side makes me think the only thing that matters to people is money and power. People won’t treat you with respect unless you have a ton of money, power or prestige. Do you agree? How do you get away from this type of pessimistic thinking?27
+12Craziest Hobbies You DoWhat are the craziest most eccentric hobbies you do, or have heard someone else do. I'm not talking about stamp collecting or picking up pebbles to shove up your ass, but actually interesting things that would make your interviewer instantly hooked on what you are saying. Have any of...40
+11If you could never work again but still earn middle class salary, would you do it?Let's say someone offered you middle-class salary adjusted to your city's COL (around 50k in most medium-sized American cities) would you do it on the condition that you never get a job? Meaning you can never move up the social ladder but you never have to work.59
+10Food you can't standWhat food do you absolutely hate? Is there anything you would never touch in a million years? How did you come to hate it?55
+102019 Race/Competition Goals?I know a bunch of people on here compete. What are your goal times for next year for your events --- 5Ks 10Ks, Marathons, Tris, etc etc etc? Whats your big race of the year? This is what I am thinking so far... Plan to do: Jan 50K (registered) - just want to finish / have fun (its a...42
+10Where to live in Boston for young peopleAnybody know where are the best places to live in Boston for the summer? I will be a rising Junior and working in the Financial District.30
+10Incoming full-time Analysts: How much debt (student loan/cc debt) do you have?Thought this would be interesting to see. How much in student loans did you take out? Do you have any existing credit card debt? If so, are you paying interest?63
+10How do You Stop Yourself From Wasting Money?Title says it all, how do you guys stop yourself from blowing through every penny you have? Given the long hours and perpetual stress inherent to finance I always find myself daydreaming of the "next big purchase" that I can make. Not that I'm swimming in debt or anything, but...36
+9What is High Finance? Is this just a made up term? What's middle and low or even atmospheric finance? Can someone define?22
+9Protein Shake as a mealLooking for something to substitute breakfast/get good protein after a workout. Never done it before but bought an overpriced shake recently and really liked it (Strawberry, banana and vanilla? protein powder) pretty sweet tbh but something that doesn't taste like crap and has good...38
+9Overcoming Inferiority ComplexI am 19, a student and have an insane inferiority complex.. I always feel as if I am behind in some way, that I don't "look" the part, or that I can never achieve X because (insert bs reason here), etc. Basically a bunch of bull shit that I keep feeding myself for idk what reason....27
+9Christmas GiftsHey All, As we approach the holiday season, I was just curious what types of gifts you guys were thinking of getting for your mother/father/girlfriend/boyfriend/grandparent etc. I personally love getting people gifts and am gearing up for some serious holiday shopping and am excited to spend...26
+8BBH fires both MD and SVP after sexual harassment claims by Julie NadeauWhat do you guys think of this? "Brown Brothers Harriman 3rd year Analyst Julie Nadeau partied with her male supervisors Managing Director and Senior Vice President on daily basis in Four Seasons Hotel rooms, Nobu, Cipriani… One night her Managing Director suggested to go somewhere...16
+8Why don't interns pay banks for the privledge of working there?Experience is all that matters when someone is first starting out, right? So banks should make the interns pay them in exchange for training and the intern experience. Me personally - I'd pay at least $80 to put Goldman Sachs on my resume. The banks could rake in so much f****** dough just...12
+8Do wealthy men actually attract gorgeous women?There's a narrative out there that wealthy men (non-celebrity) get hot women. Is this based in reality or is it a Hollywood story? I work with some very wealthy people and their wives or significant others aren't really that attractive. I find they're usually with someone who...29
+8Advantages of DebtHi, why is having a certain amount of debt being preferred to having none? I get that interest expense is tax-deductible but isn't my net income always lower when having debt as opposed to having no debt?16
+8mrsdowjones internet trollDoes anyone follow mrsdowjones on instagram? She tried to give me financial advice and was annoyed I didn’t take it... https://www.linkedin.com/in/haley-sacks-59b64831 As you can see she hasn’t worked a day in finance ****<img...36
+8Most prestigious job opportunity you've ever seenWhat is the most prestigious job opportunity you've ever seen someone get or take directly after college?98
+7Does Your Degree Matter?I found [this interesting Forbes article](https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleystahl/2015/08/12/six-reasons-why-your-college-major-doesnt-matter/#3f5d664c35a0) that outlined 6 reasons why your major doesn't matter. 1. Your degree is a prerequisite for the competitive workforce; the topic...31
+7I Might Hate Finance, And This Might Be the Turning PointThe signs were all there. I wasn't a great student in college, but it wasn't the content of the work that killed me. It was the little things like attendance, being on time to things, paying attention to the instructor, setting aside time to study, and following the instructions...8
+7Automation estimates are overblown.Been browsing a lot of Reddit out of boredom recently and I've realized that almost everyone there thinks that in 20-30 years we'll have working robots serving as doctors, lawyers sometimes even mentioning financial careers like <abbr title="investment...7
+6Paid Subscriptions that are worth their money/good value?Are you guys enrolled in any paid subscriptions? do you think paid subscriptions are worth it? what kind of subscriptions are you willing to pay for? they don't have to related to news or magazines, you can add music subscriptions or game subscriptions etc. Personally, i'm thinking...33
+6Passive Income Opportunities & Diversifying Your WealthIn the spirit of overworked bankers & finance professionals who are looking towards the eventual light at the end of the tunnel, let's explore the topic of creating sustainable sources of income outside one's daily W-2 grind. Personally I've given the idea a lot of thought...22
+6I got the title of "Investment Associate" but deep down I think i'm an Analyst at best?I have a feeling my current title may haunt me considering I'm not on a skill-level of an Associate. Should I tell my boss I want to remain an "Analyst"? I have increased responsibilities (which I can deliver) but I still suck (and don't have a clear idea) how I'm...21
+5I don't want kids - let's discussAs you all know, I'm a bit older, but not one of the oldest guys on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, been with my wife for a while, and we're at the age where people are constantly asking us when we're gonna have kids, as if it's a guarantee....91
+5Don't you think we should party and get shitfaced?I really am starting to like some of you people especially @thebrofessor" and I'd love to have a beer with yall!!! 7
+5Who is the most prestigious person alive?Who are some of the most prestigious people alive? Who are some of the most prestigious people you know? 25