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Because I get paid double the median household income at 22


What’s the shortcut to make leader lines pee pee yellow? Its for a frend


Nothing in the corporate workplace makes your life easier more so than knowing Excel shortcuts lol. If y'all ever pivot to something remote, you probably have the skillset to do "40 hours of work" in like 15 hours or less.

Outside of going straight to a UMM/MF PE, I do think IB is probably the best job out there post-college (I honestly think consulting outside of the MBB / T2 is mostly bullshit). I wish I had the grades / foresight to do that when I graduated. Now at 30+, I know I can't handle the lifestyle with my current life setup hence why I'm not doing IB post MBA.


Get to hop on calls, attend in-person meetings, and execute live M&A deals with people at the absolute top of their fields. CEO/CFO/COO-level executives at corporations and principal/director/partner-level executives at private equity funds. You learn how they talk, how they act, how they think, what’s important to them, perhaps even pick up insights and observations on what’s made them so successful. Assuming no nepotism (bold assumption), you will never have the chance to interact with the sheer volume of senior execs that you do in IB or adjacent fields.


In the capitalistic United States, money makes the world go around. Guess who makes the money go around? I am literally christ compared to a Software Engineer. 


Oh hell ya I do this to my gf every day...

Your seniors don't make you work 90 hours / week because they're mean or abusive. They do it because they love you. And they expect more from you than you expect for yourself because you have low self esteem. If you want to never achieve your potential and be a loser all your life and get divorced like your parents that is fine, but your MD was just trying to save you from yourself. If you think it's hard on you, it's way more difficult for your MDs. They are the real victim, and you owe them never-ending gratitude for standing by you despite all of your flaws and fuckups. 

Don't be like your parents who gave up on their dreams and got divorced. Keep working 100 hour weeks for your MD. 


It's a really chill environment and you get to work with super smart down to earth people.

ducera ranked as #1 employer of choice for WLB by graduates and employees


All banks follow a "No Jerks" policy which is really well enforced. Almost as well enforced as protected Saturdays have been.


Why is everyone missing the most important point?

Because it’s prestigious.


Not really I mean making MD is about as easy as getting into Pre-K these days because literally every single smart person goes buyside and never returns


As you are working for an elite institution and are clearly smart/accomplished and working with similar folks, clients will treat you with respect and work around your schedule to accommodate your life's happenings 


If sex these days was as unprotected as my Saturdays we wouldn't have impending population decline


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