What time do you get to office/log in?

Hi Monkeys,

In IBD, what time usually do you get to the office/log in from home?

I know that this does not necessarily has to correspond with the start of the actual work, but was wondering from what time you are there in case anything is needed?

Personally, I try to log in around 9:00-9:15, however, delaying it as much as possible seems tempting, as one cannot really control the time work finishes, but to a certain extent can push back the starting time.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Sep 15, 2021 - 8:02am

I wake up at 9am and check emails. Depending on urgency I may log in straight away or at 10 or so. 

Usually I don't come to the office at 9am, more between 10 and 1pm. Not exemplar, but I like to sleep. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Sep 15, 2021 - 1:47pm

Nop not 1st yr. Full disclosure, my firm just reinstated "mandatory office presence" but said within each day the time in office was somewhat flexible. 

To be honest, unless a VP/ED repeatedly flag that coming past 9am hurt the deal success (which it don't), I won't wake up earlier than necessary. Also some days I have 7 or 8am calls due to time difference so just start working from home, and definitely don't intend to come to the office at 6am. 

Ive worked more than a year mostly WFH, and I don't see why coming at 8 or 9am sharp would be critical to my firm

Sep 15, 2021 - 9:43am

Usually logging in at like 9:15-9:30, but then go get ready for the day the next 30 mins while checking my phone in case anything comes up and then I start work at 10

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  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Sep 15, 2021 - 2:11pm

My first 6 months, I always started at 9:00-9:30. As time went on, that slowly became around 10 if there's not anything urgent. Our group as a whole had always went in around 10am or sometimes later, especially moreso post-COVID. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Sep 15, 2021 - 3:18pm

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