Rolling up your sleeves

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Monkeys,

The weather is getting hotter outside, and I'm wondering at what level in the investment banking hierarchy is it appropriate to roll up one's sleeves. Given that you aren't in a client meetin, and are just at your desk working or outside grabbing coffee. Are SAs and analysts allowed to roll up their sleeves if it gets hot out, or is this a privilege only reserved for associates and VPs, perhaps only MDs?

Sweating a lot,

CEEB

Comments (15)

May 29, 2012

Only Jim Cramer is allowed to roll up his sleeves.

Honestly, it depends on your group. My group is pretty laid back. By the end of the night, most of us have rolled up our sleeves or changed into gym clothes if it's really late.

May 29, 2012
professionalmonkey:

Only Jim Cramer is allowed to roll up his sleeves.

haha

  • BeenPrepping
  •  May 29, 2012

This gives you a chance to show off your watch

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May 29, 2012
BeenPrepping:

This gives you a chance to show off your watch

What kind of watch do you have BP?

Jun 1, 2012
BeenPrepping:

This gives you a chance to show off your watch

An SA in the Finance department intentionally trying to flash his watch to FT guys who actually fucking make money? Let me know how that goes, bro

May 29, 2012

also interested

Also, does the height to which you are allowed to roll the sleeve up dictate your rank? Like I'd be interested to go higher than the elbow, but I'd assume thats reserved for MDs?

GBS

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May 29, 2012

Holy shit

May 29, 2012

I hope this is a joke.

When it gets hot just roll it up man, I don't think rank has anything to do with who is allowed and not allowed to roll their sleeves up.

May 29, 2012

On a more serious note, is it fine to take off your pants as it gets later in the night and most higher ups have left?
Obviously would have boxers on underneath (with a button so nothing pokes out).

May 29, 2012
FreezePops:

On a more serious note, is it fine to take off your pants as it gets later in the night and most higher ups have left?
Obviously would have boxers on underneath (with a button so nothing pokes out).

That has been one of my big questions during informational interviews. I've gotten the impression that the boutiques tend to be more okay with this than the BBs. MM depends upon your area. The LevFin guys Ive talked to seemed to be okay with it

GBS

Jun 3, 2012
FreezePops:

On a more serious note, is it fine to take off your pants as it gets later in the night and most higher ups have left?
Obviously would have boxers on underneath (with a button so nothing pokes out).

I have actually seen this once. I had to go back to the office at 3am to post something up on IntraLinks and I found one of the associates in my bullpen in his boxers and dress shirt. I just shrugged and uploaded the doc and left.

May 29, 2012

Can I wear dress shorts instead of pants? As long as they're black I'll be alright, right? The black socks will blend it in and you won't be able to tell I'm wearing shorts

May 29, 2012

how about short sleeve dress shirts?

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May 29, 2012

just wear shorts and a polo to work?

Jun 3, 2012
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