I'm new to all of this, so I apologize if this is a dumb question.
I keep seeing topics about 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year analyst bonus/salary. Lets assume you start working in the summer of 2009 and your first bonus is at the end of the year. Is this considered a 1st year analyst bonus (even though you're only there for 6 months)? Also, are you considered a 2nd year analyst in Jan 2010? Summer 2010? Jan 2011? And what bonus would then be considered your 2nd year bonus?
Thanks for your help as this has confused me.