Hey guys. I'm a recent graduate and started at a pretty well-known REIT about two months ago. Since I've gotten here my work load has really ebbed and flowed. We brought in five analysts total across our AM and Acquisitions groups, which is sort of a lot of new heads for a firm of our size (not huge). I've had one or two weeks where I'm working from 9:00AM to 9:00PM daily and really getting after it, but I also have weeks where I have literally zero work to do for over half the week. I'm starting to get worried that one of the new analysts (possibly myself) is going to get laid off or something if the work doesn't pick up. It's getting to the point where I don't even like asking my Senior Analysts/Associates for work because I'm bored so often that I don't want to bring attention to how frequently there isn't enough work to keep all of the new analysts occupied, for fear of them trimming headcount. Like, there's at least two days of the week where I come into work and do not have a single thing on my agenda. Not one.
Has anyone ever had an experience like this? I'm only 60 days into the job but I'm already considering jumping ship. Is it normal for the first 60 days to start slow? How much longer should I give it before doing a full court press on the recruiting front?