Quick question .... how much abuse do you guys think is too much?
Where would you draw the line?
Not being a snowflake here -worked in finance a long time, so I know people's behavior can be poor and it's accepted industry-wide.
And of course, coming in to finance, there's plenty of expectation of this, as well as long hours and hard times.
We give up our holidays, anniversaries and birthdays, work weekends and nights, which is par for the course.
But then there's the verbal abuse - dished out incessantly by people who have the right to fire you, so you can't cold clock them upside the head like they deserve.
What I'm trying to figure out is where does one draw the line on threats and verbal abuse.
That is, despite the pay, and despite the prestige, where do you look at a yelling/threatening boss and say "shove it dude, there's other firms on the street."
And is there a way to defuse a situation / train a sociopath to behave?
Can one say something during his next tantrum like "Hey, I know you're trying to get this critical thing done, but please consider I'll work even harder when not being threatened and yelled at constantly."