Must Haves in IB

Thinking about the things you can't live without doing IB or the things that make your life easier. Like an Apple Watch? Or a great bag? Do you guys have any advice on what's a must buy "school supply"?

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Jun 30, 2020 - 1:20am

Obligatory comment about lube for when your MD or VP fucks you on a friday night.


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Jun 30, 2020 - 3:10am

Next level: wear your free WSO t-shirt at the gym

Jun 30, 2020 - 3:54am

Well, the first thing you need is your own head up your butt, and behold! you already have it. Well done, young grasshopper!

Jul 1, 2020 - 2:48pm

A nice leather banded watch will always look good with dress clothes.
Shined shoes.
Please iron or dry clean your clothes.
Please drink your coffee black. You do not want to be "that guy" who has to have creamer.
Do not be a know-it-all
Be honest.
Be a real person.
Share your interests.
Laughing and politeness go a long way.

Jul 1, 2020 - 3:14pm

Can confirm. My buddy was crushing work all year long and was set up to get a huge bonus but then one day in the kitchen his MD saw him putting disgusting, weakling, value destructive, bottom bucket creamer in his coffee. Within a week he was off all his deals and confined to marketing work purgatory. Don't make his mistake.

Jul 1, 2020 - 3:50pm

Missed opp

Will update my computer soon and leave Incognito so I will disappear forever. How did I achieve Neanderthal by trolling? Some people are after me so need to close account for safety.
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