Honestly, at what point does the number of hours you work a week actually matter. I'm considering entering investment banking/ Hedge Fund starting this summer and 90 hours a week is just So much. I mean, honestly, how do you have friends, girlfriend, etc etc.
basically my q is: is working 90 hours a week worth it? short run/long run?
also, when does it get better
long hours at work
This is issue requires self analysis. Most people will not understand why you would even consider working 90 hours. Therefore asking anyone who does not work in banking will give you the same answer. However, people who do work in the industry will tell you the opposite "Suck it up and get work".
Here are some questions you might consider asking yourself.
- What do I value?
- If I only had 8 hours of free time per week how would I spend it?
- Is banking the only way to reach my goal?
- Can I prioritize how I spend time to maximize it?
Another great way to answer this question is to complete an internship. An internship can get you somewhat familiar with the hours and work. At that point you can determine if pursuing banking is right for you.
from certified user @Mzzzz
I was in your position a few years ago. Scared of the hours / in a relationship / lots of friends to keep up with.
Eventually I convinced myself that its what I want to do...haven't looked back since. Yes, the sleep schedule sucks, but I've been able to maintain my relationship (tough) as well as see my friends (only the ones I am very close with). The experience/responsibility/etc... is well worth it.