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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Sep 27, 2020 - 10:28pm

All of that's fine and everything.

But do you mean you anticipate a vaccine coming through? Or do you mean regardless businesses will open etc? If the latter, um, not sure.

If the former... maybe. But you do appreciate that immunity with this Covid is short-lived, right? Thereby reducing effectiveness. Also, no guarantee of vaccine working perfectly. Also, if this thing lasts until Q2 2021 end, most companies will have invested in long term remote solutions etc.

Sep 27, 2020 - 11:14pm

When you say "vaccine not working perfectly" what to you is a good benchmark? Is the goal now 0 new cases, or flattening the curve?


  • Intern in IB-M&A
Sep 27, 2020 - 11:56pm

Spoke to a BB analyst and his bank are already starting a plan to phase people into the office. If they're doing that now, they should likely have everyone in the office by next summer, so there's really no way SA's won't be in the office.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Sep 28, 2020 - 8:40am

NYC? I know that in LDN some banks started 1 week in, 1 week out model. However, they started this literally 1 week before the government changed tack and backtracked from asking people to come in.

Let's be honest here, if any of the banks are starting to phase people back in to the offices, it means that other businesses are doing likewise (whatever your region). Which in turn means that there is more exposure overall and that cases will go up. As cases go up (Europe is a great example), you need to reinforce restrictions. Restrictions/lockdowns bring cases down and people start thinking of returning outdoors/to offices etc. As they return... you get the point. The cycle goes on.

Unless I am mistaken, globally we are at kind of a stalemate. Personally, I would say that it is pretty myopic of most banks to bring people in just for the sake of it in these times. People have worked fluently so far and can surely continue (we are talking of some of the most developed economies and their infrastructures).

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Sep 28, 2020 - 12:11am

Imagine unironically thinking this virus will actually keep being a thing past November and that it wasn't just an election ploy.

Couldn't be me

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
Sep 28, 2020 - 12:18am

Imagine having your head so far up your own ass that you think the entire planet has shut down their economies to play along with your nutjob conspiracy theory

Probably could be you

Sep 28, 2020 - 9:02am

Of course banks are planning RTTO... we've been planning it for months now.

Its one thing to be forward thinking and have a robust plan if we're back in 2 months and also a robust plan if we need to solve for longer term WFH solutions.

It's another thing entirely for a bank to commit to "yeah SA21 will be in office". It's completely up to management's discretion and they can quite frankly do whatever the fuck it is they want. You can bet your life they'll be more inclined to deal with productivity hits and keep people WFH (some LOBs are more / less sensitive to this than others, i.e. S&T) sooner than they'll risk forcing people back and getting sued.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Sep 28, 2020 - 5:22pm

Talked to a senior mentor at a BB in sf, when o asked if they were making any plans to return to office soon he literally laughed... says productivity has kept up with everyone WFH so there's no rush to return, I imagine the senior folks appreciate more time at home with their families and such.

Let's just put it this way: I don't see SA's coming in next summer if the US is still considered to be under a pandemic. I anticipate a winter season just as bad as last winter, and that will probably be the straw that breaks the camels back in terms of inviting random college students from around the work to get on planes and cram into their offices. It doesn't serve anyone to be naive about how shit this virus is being handled and how it will negatively impact your internship experience

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Dec 22, 2020 - 3:07pm

Wondering if there are any updates on the possibility of SA 2021 being in person considering the beginning of a vaccine rollout.... My bank is in Chicago, but would love to get thoughts just in general!

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Dec 27, 2020 - 11:44pm

vaccine rollout is too slow. At current rate it will take over a year to get most of the population vaccinated

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Dec 28, 2020 - 12:48am

Yeah anybody saying HR told them any iota of something definitive is straight up lying lmao. Recruiter at a BB told me at this point in time they can't guarantee the summer internship format and I imagine it will be this way until they have to drop the bad news come March. There's no upside to calling it virtual so early but plenty of potential downside - and nobody makes concrete housing plans until Spring anyway.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Apr 23, 2021 - 6:40pm

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