I will be starting full-time as an Associate in NYC. I'm planning on reaching out to the juniors in my group to get their thoughts but wanted to hear what the internet thinks as well. I own a 7 month old pup that will be about a year old by the time I start full-time. I'm single and live alone in my own studio downtown (I'm happy, don't worry). I'm interested in hearing from people with similar profiles to myself, including analysts, since I see myself working more like an analyst than a traditional associate for the first two years.
I'd also be interested to hear some thoughts on how people think the pandemic will shape culture in IB in terms of working from home hours after a vaccine has been administered to 70% of the population in the US. Is it crazy to think that maybe I'll be able to work from home like I did in the internship after a certain hour so I can walk my dog at night?
Any helpful tips and services for getting through IB with a pet as a single person?
Did people move physically close to their offices so they can walk their dogs while on the desk?
Do people hire dog walkers to walk their dogs one to two times a day?
Do people hire doggy day care?
What percentage of my income should I expect to allocate toward caring for the dog while I'm working full-time above the normal expenses like food, toys, medical etc. It would be helpful to starting budgeting and planning ahead.
Thanks for your help, please do not throw shit at me.