Share a day that looked like a Suits/Billions episode

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Feb 21, 2021 - 9:18am

I have not had a single day that was anything close to a suits/billions episode, and probably never will. Those shows are heavily dramatized to the point of being cheesy and somewhat cringeworthy. Banking/investing is mostly slow, tedious, and downright boring. That's the problems with these types of shows; they make kids think that finance is this exciting utopia where you will be come an alpha male Machiavellian wealth god while in reality you will be staying up till 2 am every night rearranging logos in ppt and doing basic admin work. Do not go in with the expectation of doing anything close to what these floofed up TV series show. Sorry to burst your bubble

 
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Feb 21, 2021 - 9:22am

That day when Mike first starts and Harvey gives him a bunch of admin bitch work to do. That's what you'll be doing. Every single day for two years. None of the fun stuff.

 
Feb 21, 2021 - 2:54pm

We were working on the ipo for WeWork and shit was hitting the fan. Investors were reading the provisional prospectus and seeing all the shady stuff that was going on in the company. As you can imagine we were getting calls left and right from investors that were initially really interested in the company and were baffled by new facts brought to light. Don't let that take away from the fact that in 1998, The Undertaker threw Mankind off Hell In A Cell, and plummeted 16 ft through an announcer's table.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 11:07pm

My MD took us out on his 7 seater boat once to celebrate a 9 figure announcement. Went for a quick spin around the harbor, then went back to the office and stayed until midnight turning comments.

One more: I left after 2 years and they clawed back the remaining $6k balance on my signing bonus - gave them 3 months notice... I was dramatic/angry there. That's about it.

thx

 
Feb 24, 2021 - 9:21am

Can confirm that the scene in Suits where Louis faces off against the investment banker, Jonathan Sidwell, is a dead-on accurate depiction of a day's work as an investment banker/corporate lawyer.

Triumphantly slapping files on tables and comparing alma maters with the counterparty's legal counsel are all part of the job. 

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