Have anyone's hours gotten worse during WFH?
Wondering if anyone's hours have actually gotten worse since starting the WFH stint. For reference, I am second year analyst at an EB and have started WFH since last Monday.
I think the crux of the WFH workload issue is related to clients transitioning from in-person meetings to calls: The problem with this is:
- Partners / MDs still are requesting the same "density" of materials
- WFH leads to everything taking longer (slower connection, harder to coordinate, home set-up isn't as good, etc.)
- Clients transitioning is often leading to more client interaction, due to ease of setting up calls and follow-ups, all of which require slides to be created
- The COVID situation means constant real-time macro updates, price updates, and research / news pulls, all of which take time
I was hoping my last few months before I leave for PE would be analogous to senior-year second semester as I transition off projects, but my hours have now bumped from ~60 to ~80ish...