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Apr 10, 2012 - 9:21pm

Best and most intense day: when my boss was terminated and I was instructed to prepare myself to take over their role after they clean house of the rest of the dead weight. I was scared as shit when the MD called me into their office, I seriously thought I was next because I was guilty by association. They gave me a small raise, shook my hand and told me that they wanted me to restructure the core of the group. I'll always remember thinking "....and here I am, the biggest loser in the world last year, and this year I'm doing this. I could just have easily been playing some Jimi at a show. Life is funny." I don't even know what that means but that's what was in my head.

Second best day: when my stuff got published in a research report...one week into the internship. You want 'out of the box', do you? You got it. BOOYAAAAA!!!!!!!

Third best day: winning a brutal fucking power struggle with a much higher ranked person (with backing from an MD, no way I did that on my own)

Worst day: failing the seven. Simply terrible.

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Apr 12, 2012 - 9:32am
UFOinsider:
Best and most intense day: when my boss was terminated and I was instructed to prepare myself to take over their role after they clean house of the rest of the dead weight. I was scared as shit when the MD called me into their office, I seriously thought I was next because I was guilty by association. They gave me a small raise, shook my hand and told me that they wanted me to restructure the core of the group. I'll always remember thinking "....and here I am, the biggest loser in the world last year, and this year I'm doing this. I could just have easily been playing some Jimi at a show. Life is funny." I don't even know what that means but that's what was in my head.

What level of seniority were you/your boss at the time?
Apr 12, 2012 - 10:13am
CHItizen:
What level of seniority were you/your boss at the time?

I was a 2nd year and they were an associate. I got pulled into the sales group and was told to hang tight and I'd be moved directly to associate when things settle (more firings coming). I've quietly tried to push the timelines up but that only backfires, so now I just have to hang tight until the fall.

I haven't stopped looking for better jobs if it turns out I'm being used, but hopefully this fall/winter everything goes according to plan. And if nothing works out, I'll just go live in the islands. Ambition first, failing that go live in paradise.

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