What Up Everyone,
So I just had the most bizarre experience last night. I am currently a first year analyst at a bank up in Boston, and I was visiting a friend who is also working in the city. There were some other people at his house, a fairly SJW crowd, but they were led by this absolute Social Justice Templar who immediately talked shit and called me out for working in finance, although he knew nothing about what my team does or my job entails. I was obviously not offended at all and after trying to open a dialogue with the kid for a while I just gave up and told him to fuck off. After I ignore him for a while, he takes out his phone and says "I'm gonna start filming this" and I basically threaten him and leave because stuff like that blows up on the internet and I didnt want any bad publicity for my bank (even though I did nothing wrong). Felt like kind of a wimp for not knocking this kid out haha but I guess I can't act like that now that I'm employed and do not want to risk damaging my future. My buddy apologized like a million times after I left and threw the kid out of his house.
So overall, very weird situation. I've obviously seen occupy wall street videos and heard about general sentiment towards bankers, but never actually experienced it. While there is no standard way to deal with this, I was wondering if you guys had any similar experiences?