Despite working like a dog since transferring in from the middle office, and despite the fact that we have a bunch of deals closing in the first quarter next year. Excellent. What's even better is that the company's paid bonuses worth 2 years of gross each year for the last 3 years to people in, and I fucking missed the boat.
Fuck this credit crunch to hell. I'm going to start going home at 6. I don't see the point in being the hardest-working analyst out there and still getting boned (sitting in the office on a Friday and having to come in tomorrow too, for example).
Sorry, just needed to vent. People think bankers make a lot of money, but don't realise that around 2/3rds of their pay is often in bonuses. Heck, my bank pays salaries well below industry averages because they pay bonuses like the aforementioned. We got double-screwed this year, and what's worse is that exit opps have literally dried up.