MD, Director, VP - FAILS

Okay so a good looking female associate at my boutique investment bank sent her farewell email to the firm yesterday and my Director responded "will miss you ;)" on REPLY ALL... The response deff caused a couple pretty humor email chains in our group lol
Trying to make a HUMOR thread and i'm sure fails like this happen all the time across the street. Any MD, Director, or VP fails you can recall?

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Jun 8, 2020 - 6:57am

My MD asked me whether I could overnight him his entire desktop computer "(incl. the mouse pad)" while he was out of the country...

Probably the most ridiculous ask to-date and the thing was ancient haha

Jun 8, 2020 - 9:47am

We have a Partner who is a bit antiquated in his ways, especially around PowerPoint. This guy literally prints decks, gives you comments in pen and scans the document with ink comments before emailing it back to you. Apparently doesn't know how to/likes using the comment function on PowerPoint. Shit like this is just endearing. Poor guy must waste hours doing this.

Jun 8, 2020 - 9:54am
The Pharma Guy:

We have a Partner who is a bit antiquated in his ways, especially around PowerPoint. This guy literally prints decks, gives you comments in pen and scans the document with ink comments before emailing it back to you. Apparently doesn't know how to/likes using the comment function on PowerPoint. Shit like this is just endearing. Poor guy must waste hours doing this.

Not gonna lie...I hate giving comments on ppt/pdf. Would much rather give someone a mark up.

Jun 8, 2020 - 9:57am

But it's such a pain in the ass for everyone. If you do this, you end up wasting a huge amount of time and have to hold on to paper/digital copies of previous version of the deck to track changes. And people can't simply reply to comments or point things out for you. It has to be done via email or in person. Plus, when you do 10-20 iterations of something, it just becomes a mess.

Jun 15, 2020 - 2:34am

Seconded. Not very effective to do in the file. If i have to get into the deck that' WIP, I'll just make the changes myself.

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Jun 8, 2020 - 9:56am

Prior to WFH, I thought everyone did this. Much easier to catch mistakes if it's printed, and easier to sketch out design changes.

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Jun 9, 2020 - 3:43pm

Agree. Next to having a better feel for the page and spotting on odd formatting, odd printing settings it is in my experience easier for the eye to spot typos, mistakes and also make notes. Of course it is cumbersome to send, track and edit. Still recall the first time I got a bloodbath in red ink. Epic was the handwriting and abbreviations of some seniors. Best was MDs sending changes via fax (b&w) with "change colour" or margins cutting off most important part of handwritten edit.
Question: is it still considered best practice to test print something prior to sending to MD for review (very last, prior to sending to client)?

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jun 9, 2020 - 7:03pm

A guy at a boutique i interned at did this - ngl was far easier and more doable than having comments in ppt. much preffered pen and paper

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Jun 8, 2020 - 10:24am

Buddy from MS told me an MD once sent a screencap to a big group of people but forgot to close the PornHub tab in his browser.

Jun 8, 2020 - 4:43pm

A standard firm-wide email goes out (holiday closing or something). A minute later, all of us in the firm see the following email (paraphrasing): "First day was brutal for me, how was it for you? Bad enough that we can't drink coffee, but I was on the toilet all day too.".

Two VPs were apparently doing some kind of "cleanse" diet and comparing notes.

Next email from the CEO to the entire firm: "That's too much info for a firm wide email. I'm sorry you're sick, but get out of the bathroom and back to work."

Jun 9, 2020 - 4:12pm

Partner yells at consultant on the phone. Hangs up on him while being mad.

5 sec later, phone rings. Partner thinks its the consultant again. Immediatly screams "WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE??" into the phone.

Person on the Phone responds: "I am YOUR WIFE, [Name of Partner]. THE WIFE WHO YOU FORGOT TO CALL. AGAIN!!".

She went on like that for a good minute. This was inside a meeting room with about 10 people inside and the call was on speakers. If I would have laughed the internship would have been over I think haha

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