Do you like your job?

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I am just wondering who enjoys the work they do. What is it about your job that you enjoy? If you don't like your work, why so? Do you think your job will be a stepping stone into another career you enjoy?

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Sep 3, 2019
quantgrunt:

I am just wondering who enjoys the work they do. What is it about your job that you enjoy? If you don't like your work, why so? Do you think your job will be a stepping stone into another career you enjoy?

I love it. I pull apart fund proposals, change fund strategies, and generally act as fireman for a number of items where my company doesn't have anyone assigned to the job. I can't claim that I'm the best at anything I do, but given that I've 'failed up' from a startup to a big name in the field through acquisitions, I think I know more than most in my field. If you gave me two months vacation and four day workweeks I'd be happy working here until I keel over.

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Sep 3, 2019

Liking your job and liking your industry are two very different things. My job annoys me (whose doesn't?) but I love what I do in general and what I will be doing in the future as a result.

  • 1st Year Analyst in Commercial Banking
Sep 4, 2019

Yes, but its a bit underwhelming; I don't feel challenged.

Sep 4, 2019

I enjoy my job because there's a constant need to solve problems, and your solutions are definitively graded in real-time. However, I don't enjoy some of the people and the bureaucracy. I'm personally coming to terms with the idea that there's a lot of arrogant d*cks out there, hold those you can trust close. Also, people value the ability to tell a story in work and outside.

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Sep 4, 2019

Would you mind elaborating on the first sentence of your reply for all us monkeys not familiar with your industry?

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Sep 4, 2019

I'd love to, but I'm fairly confident the compliance department would shoot me. However, I'm a quantitative analyst at a hedge fund.

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Sep 5, 2019

I like the big-picture part of building a company, thinking up and implementing systems, etc. I don't like doing day-to-day shit. Nothing that unpleasant about it. I'd just rather do a bunch of other shit instead with my time. I'm doing less and less day-to-day shit thankfully these days.

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Sep 5, 2019

I like my job and I love the industry, but S&T is definitely in trouble. If the last part of the prior sentence wasn't true I'd like to stay in sales and trading long term, but I'm not sure how feasible that is. The amount of money my colleagues were making only a few years ago compared to today is mind blowing.

Given what I said above...I'm going to prepare myself for life beyond what I'm doing now - I think that may be business school. It's kind of unfortunate because I do love what I do. I think I may have just missed the boat from a timing perspective. It's apparent by looking at the league tables.

Sep 5, 2019

I like it a lot! I do a lot of portco support and start-ups love getting help on the financial operating side so the appreciation helps. Also inspiring to work closely with entrepreneurs + management teams. Deal work is also pretty interesting and focusing on the consumer space makes for good conversation with folks in the non-finance world

Sep 5, 2019

Current job is boring and pointless, but it's just because of my manager, and the job is just a stepping stone in my career path.

I do like the freedom granted to work on what I want half the time because said manager has no idea how long my work should actually take.

Sep 10, 2019
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