Boss wants to have a “quick catchup” without telling me why?

Associate 1 in PE - LBOs

Hi guys:

My boss just sent me a calendar invite for Friday that just says "Quick catch-up"; I have no idea what it's for; I asked him if I should prepare anything for it, he said no need and it's just a quick catchup before the week ends.... what should I expect? It seems ominous... should I be worried? What are these cases usually for?

Comments (45)

Jul 8, 2020

This is a troll post, yeah? How could anyone on this forum possibly answer this.

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  • Prospect in IB - Ind
Jul 8, 2020

Idk but keep us updated tho

Jul 8, 2020

Id just go ahead and pack your metaphorical brown cardboard box now..

just kidding- who the fuck knows?

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Jul 8, 2020

You're not getting fired.

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 8, 2020

how come you are associate in pe and i have more emotional intelligence than you

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Jul 8, 2020

Your boss isn't giving you a 2 day heads up on getting the can.

If you walk into work on a Friday morning and your boss pulls you aside.....bye

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  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Gen
Jul 8, 2020

You should email him.

"Hi,

Should I be worried about our call on Friday?

Best"

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jul 8, 2020

Im your boss. You're fucked

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Jul 8, 2020

"Intern in IB - Ind"

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 8, 2020

His boss must've created an intern account to give him a false sense of security, so it'll hurt 3x worse when Friday rolls around

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Jul 14, 2020

Please elaborate.

Jul 8, 2020

it's probably just your boss telling you that he wants you to do something different. whether he wants you to do something more, less, or something you are currently doing is a problem you won't find out until then. If you were getting canned, you'd get that email on Friday, not 2 days in advance. My advice, just accept and act casual.

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Jul 8, 2020

Show your boss who is boss by responding with a "tentative" to the invite.

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Jul 10, 2020

HaHAA SBed

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Jul 13, 2020
hiit:

Show your boss who is boss by responding with a "tentative" to the invite.

LOLed so hard in my cubicle that I may get that same invite...oh well

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Jul 8, 2020

When my manager does that he usually wants to talk staffing. But that's in consulting. Plus, we're working from home. Typing it up in an email would take too much time for him so he puts an event in my calendar. I agree it feels a little strange to get it without any comment on what's it about. But he has more important things to do.

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Jul 8, 2020

My group is having us reach out to the analysts (each of us were assigned 1-3) to check up on them and feign that we care about their well-being during this wfh period. Probably just some "how are you doing little bud" bullshit

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  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Gen
Jul 8, 2020

damn, so y'all just pretending to care then

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Jul 9, 2020

Best is with interns, they all try hard to ask good questions when I just want to talk about random shit knowing that anyways conversion will 99% depend on their case study.

Jul 12, 2020

Bro, wait til you learn the people in porn don't love each other.

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Jul 8, 2020

Lol

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Jul 9, 2020

Probably wants to check your bottom line

Jul 9, 2020

did he see you naked on a zoom call?

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Most Helpful
Jul 9, 2020

when Nero didn't appreciate Senecas work anymore, he demanded he commit suicide and leave his role within the royal court. I recommend you draw a warm bath, find your sharpest knife, and get your affairs in order. your day has come.

  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Gen
Jul 9, 2020

pls bro gimme one more chance

Jul 9, 2020

there is no due process in the hallowed halls of wall street. your fate is already sealed. either you take your life honorably, or will be drawn and quartered after we announce Q2 earnings

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 9, 2020

Well if you've read Suetonius, Nero did shit worse than that. OP is actually lucky, as he could find himself tied to a post, naked, with his boss covered with the pelt of a beast and rushing toward his private parts to, as the author puts it, "satiate his brutality".

Jul 9, 2020

Or for sure! Compared to others, Seneca got treated with respect and dignity

Jul 9, 2020

I mean, not sure how your firm operates, but is it really that unusual to have a 'quick catchup' with your boss? Especially if WFH and can't just walk into each other at the office. Seriously, but for the world I think this would be totally normal, and honestly does sound normal, but you must have some reason to be concerned...... (or maybe just nerves...?)

Jul 9, 2020

I've had this before and it was nothing bad. Relax a bit.

Jul 9, 2020

If the invite is for the afternoon, especially if after 3pm, NOT good. You should try delay doing any extra work for them and start thinking about exit strategies in case you get fired. If it's for the morning, no immediate worries. They never fire people in the morning. They will have to pay you for the entire day, so the capitalist thugs will make sure they get an entire day's worth of labor from you; they usually even give you extra work in the morning and/or make sure you complete/submit any work they previously gave you. If the meeting's scheduled for the afternoon, don't do any extra work for the suckers, even if they try to pressure you in the morning. Oh by the way, if you see HR being present in/suddenly added to your call, you're dead meat, my mate. I wish you the best. Let us know what happens!

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Jul 10, 2020

Sooo you still have your job..?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 10, 2020

UPDATE US IM NERVOUS FOR YOU

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Jul 10, 2020

Looking forward to hearing an update on this. I'm sweating bullets.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 10, 2020

how do people have the confidence to make threads like this not knowing how identifiable they are...

Jul 10, 2020

so what happened?

  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Jul 12, 2020

OP here... turned out it wasn't about me - boss checked in on a few projects and announced an internal change at the team (not related to me/my level)....

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jul 12, 2020

thank you for following up with us!

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 12, 2020
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Jul 14, 2020