How Do You Deal With Working On Holidays?
It's Thanksgiving in the U.S. and I have been on calls and turning comments since 9am this morning. This is my first time experiencing the big holidays while working in IB and, wow, this absolutely sucks.
Growing up, Thanksgiving/Christmas/Easter/etc were always pretty big days for me. Always filled with family, good food, and relaxation. I could never imagine having to spend today largely isolated from my loved onesand Powerpoint with not an ounce of thanks or encouragement from higher-ups for the sacrifice. Is there any way to make this easier? I can't imagine doing this again on Christmas and not being absolutely depressed.
For those of you who have been in the industry for a few years: does it get easier to work on holidays over time, at the associate/VP level? Is this an uncommon occurrence that's mostly due to COVID? Is my firm/superiors exceptionally crappy for doing this?
Would love to hear some perspectives and anecdotes.