This has been bothering me for some time now and I didn't want to say anything at first but a similar "hit" article came along the way and now my BS radar is on high alert.
We all know Business Insider (BI) has a penchant for resurrecting old articles, sometimes in the form of pseudo new articles, for click-bait to generate ad-dollars. This is the pattern observed from their Facebook feeds.
JPM Chase Intern Life
Original culprit [3.7mil views as of JAN17]: "This is what a day in the life of a JPMorgan intern is like" by Michael Bird
New Hellspawn [960k views as of JAN17]: "This is what a day in the life of a JPMorgan intern is like" by Business Insider (didn't even feel like giving Bird anymore credit for his picture book!)
Goldman Sachs Tech Analyst Life
Meet Samira with a Minion Toy on her Desk [1.5mil views as of JAN17]: INSIDE GOLDMAN SACHS: This is what a day in the life of a technology analyst is like
Okay... A couple of things I've noticed:
- Gender equality theme (both candidates are female)
- Lots of smiling going on by the individual
- Lots of smiling co-workers and managers
- Google like accomodations (Yoga? Bro...)
- Lot more smiling going on by random people
- Millennial focused
- Lots and lots of pictures (more so than the regular Dr.Seuss articles that BI churns out these days)
Aside from the obvious that BI is now hiring from the Children's Novel would-be authors, what else do you guys notice that's a little odd with the way these two companies are portrayed through the Intern and Tech Analyst positions?
Since when did the 100 hour WallStreet grind become a tale of joy and jubilation?