How often do you get called in to work after you've already left the office?

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I've heard of fire drills but how often do analysts get called in after they've already left the office? Say it's 1am and they've finished all their work for the day but get a call from their associate or VP.

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Jan 16, 2018

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Jan 19, 2018

I think that really depends on what bank, group, industry, etc. Some banks crank on tons of deals and will have moments when things need to be done pronto. Other banks will have a slow deal flow but randomly have clients that need something done urgently. It really depends on a lot of factors. If your VP hates you and forgets to ask you to compile a report that is due on Monday morning until Sunday night when he could of asked you on Thursday is something that is hard to predict.

Overall, I would say that most bankers are not regularly called into the office at 3 AM after leaving at 1 AM. Yes, you will work tons of hours but it's not because you keep getting called in after going home. It is because you have to stay late BEFORE going home.

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Jan 19, 2018

If you leave at 1am, odds are good you wont get called back. If you leave before 10pm, its not uncommon, but usually whatever work that needs to be done in this scenario can be done at home.

Jan 21, 2018

It depends. It can be easily avoided because there are ways check whether your Associate/VP/MD is online and checking communications.

For example, if you're working on something with your Associate that needs to be done by tomorrow morning, then you should probably stay in the office until she does. You can't just send shit over at 1am for review and expect to leave right away. Just sit around and wait until the materials have been signed off or everyone on your team has gone offline.

Jan 21, 2018