Slow Weeks?

After an insanely busy January, I have had an eerily quiet February.  Last week I totaled about 5 hours of work excluding calls, and this week is looking similar.  It seems like the rest of the team is busy (or at least busier than I am).  I know that the occasional day or two of no deliverables is normal, but should I be concerned that it has been multiple weeks?  I haven't gotten any negative feedback and my bank is not having mass layoffs or anything...but it is just weirding me out. 

Comments (23)

 
  • Associate 1 in PE - Other
Feb 17, 2021 - 12:42pm

I wouldnt stress too much, your staffer knows. Deals ebb and flow, enjoy the downtime now because in a week it could be you who is insanely busy and your co-workers who get a bit of a break.

 
  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Feb 22, 2021 - 8:05am

Hahaha one time i didn't cherish and stupidly asked for a staffing. After 5 minutes of working on a new task, one of my deals blow up because the client happened to be awake at 10pm asking for some BS precedent transactions stuff the next morning. Good times.

 

 
  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Feb 17, 2021 - 2:58pm

Please enjoy it. Banking has created this toxic mentality among the juniors that if you aren't grinding, something is wrong. Work shouldn't always be like that. I'm sure you'll get crushed again soon enough. 

 
Feb 20, 2021 - 11:21am

Don't sweat it and don't let anyone know you have plenty of bandwidth. You'll get crushed again when the time comes.

If that persists and you think you're getting slowly put on the sidelines maybe talk to your stuffer.

But remember, always act busier than you actually are, to the extend possible tho, don't overdo it.

 
  • Associate 2 in IB - Ind
Feb 24, 2021 - 12:37am
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