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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
May 14, 2020

I have edited this post because people want to talk about pets. Nothing wrong with pets. They're awesome!

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May 14, 2020

couldn't care less about relationships but I've wanted a puppy since I was five just let me have this pls

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 14, 2020

I keep a midget in a gimp suit locked up at my place

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  • Prospect in Other
May 14, 2020

did you get yours on the Libyan or Mongolian market? I'm looking to get one, and based on the consensus on this site it seems like Libyans are cheaper but Mongolians are higher quality

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 14, 2020

Libya for sure. I keep mine surrounded by walls and if they were Mongolian they would easily get past a great wall

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May 15, 2020

please let me out, thanks

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 14, 2020

Do you know how much love and affection any pet will need? Apart from a permanent WFH setup you would deprive it of love and attention that it needs and leave it with significant trust issues.

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May 14, 2020

will a goldfish get depression if I have long work hours?

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May 14, 2020

read that as "will a goldfish depreciate?". Time to get off WSO.

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May 14, 2020

doggy day care

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 14, 2020

Lizards make good pets

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 14, 2020

only for the Lazard lizard-brained MDs

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May 14, 2020

Why do you think your associate keeps you all those hours? You are the pet.

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May 14, 2020

:')

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May 15, 2020

Aren't you the guy who got an offer from Evercore? Hopefully, if I do make it, I'll be able to work with people like you.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 14, 2020

holy shit hahaha

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 14, 2020

This is honestly the one thing that makes me sad about IB hours. I can't wait to have a family just so I can raise 3 large dogs (think Husky/Golden).

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  • Prospect in 
May 14, 2020

I've been thinking about getting a puppy (think Golden/Husky/Shephard) ever since I was little (think 4/5/6 years old). My family member (think aunt/uncle/cousin) had a pet (think goldfish/dog/cat), and every time I went to their place (think 1BR/2BR/studio apartment) and played with it (think fetch, laser pointers, wrestling) I've wanted one.

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May 15, 2020

Hahahhahaha love it

  • Prospect in Other
May 14, 2020

in IB pet keeps you...

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May 15, 2020

In terms of puppies, I am in the same boat. I currently got a puppy over quarantine and plan on hiring a walker to come play/walk/feed him twice a day. I would get to see him before I go into the office and when I get home, in addition to having some free time over the weekends to play or bring him to the park. I also recommend if you live close to the office, running home during a lunch break or anytime you have to get out of the office.

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  • Intern in PropTrad
May 15, 2020

Get a horse, iykyk

May 15, 2020

So nobody on WSO has a monkey?!

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May 15, 2020

monkey scratc

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May 16, 2020

yes but he goes to kindergarten most of the day

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May 17, 2020

Still keeping mine at home for a bit longer.. causing lots of monkey business every day! She even goes under the nickname beautiful little monkey.

May 15, 2020

snapping turtles are evolved so they qualify as perfect companions of a wall street banker who went to a target or semi-target

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May 15, 2020

As a junior in IB, you ARE the pet... your MDs will tell you to sit and stay or roll over and you'll do it, but you only get a treat once at the end of the year

May 18, 2020

Only works well the first time in a thread

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May 15, 2020

on new issue day!

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May 16, 2020

I think travel schedules may make it pretty hard to care for a pet unless you have a sig-o that isn't traveling much.

May 17, 2020

I will definitely advise against getting a dog while working banking hours, if that is not obvious. I had one before I started my analyst stint and I was lucky enough that I could get my parents to take care of it. Started out being a temporary setup, which by now has become more or less permanent. Also, if you get a dog, you will want to spend extra time with it the first 1-2 years to bond with it and train it properly. Perhaps if you are further up in the hierarchy you can get away with it.

How about getting a plant for the office to start with? Spiky or poisonous for extra points.

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May 19, 2020

Yes I keep 2 cats :D

May 19, 2020

Cats. They'll somehow figure out a way to hunt some mice and small birds to keep themselves fed.

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 20, 2020

Get a cat. She couldn't care less so it will work out.

May 20, 2020
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