How to deal with 2nd year analysts who refuse to work
Currently a post MBA associate who joined this past fall. While the new analysts generally listen and take on a fair allocation of the work, most of the second year analysts give no shits and blow associates in the group off. I knew going in that buyside recruiting and 2022 offers would make some of the second year analysts "check out" to an extent, and I get they have more experience.
But I was taken aback by the amount that they push back, their level of cockiness towards peers, and flat-out unwillingness to do work. And I'm not talking about analysts being turned off by orders being barked to them by a clueless associate. There are instances where I simply ask them to split the work, and they are always "tied up" with something else. I thought the first time it was a one-off occurrence, but it's happened enough times to be a common thing.
Is this a common occurrence across all groups and all years, or is this unique to my group/bank/2021 (I'm at a highly regarded MM if that means anything)? How do you recommend I handle this? I want them to put in their fair share of the work but also don't want to come across as abrasive to the point that they don't help at all, and I get a reputation as a douche associate.