Which WSO Monkey Ranks are Prestigious?

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Rank: Neanderthal | 2,739

hello fellow chimps. it seems that people on this site are willing to ascribe prestige to anything and everything, which got me thinking: when do the monkey ranks on this site start to become prestigious?

how far up the totem pole must you go before your rank is "respectable"? where should one draw the line?

ib4 human - ain't nobody got time for that.

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Jan 7, 2020

trophy

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Jan 9, 2020

karl pilkington

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Jan 7, 2020

the only one that is remotely impressive is the monkey shit ranking. to accumulate that amount of poo and not be kicked off the site is impressive

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 7, 2020

What comment and/or user have you seen with the most monkey shit?

Jan 7, 2020

Brady, currently @FCFE got his fair share under previous usernames pre-ban. accountingmajor was another legend, @Esuric probably has the highest absolute total (MS + SB). can't remember comments, but the "manager asked me to get coffee" thread got so much monkey shit you could fertilize jupiter with it

Jan 7, 2020

King Kong

Jan 7, 2020

says king kong. is king kong. related? nah...

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Jan 7, 2020

Anyone know if the trophy/deal toy is still a thing? Didn't manage to snag one last time.

Jan 7, 2020

Senior Monkey is the first rank for which you have to double your points from the previous rank to achieve. You don't have to do that again until Neanderthal. Additionally, it takes 4 times the previous absolute point growth to achieve Neanderthal (you need 250 to go from Senior Gorilla to King Kong but then 1,000 to get from King Kong to Neanderthal). In other words, it's 4x harder to go from King Kong to Neanderthal than it is to go from Senior Gorilla to King Kong. That jump to 4x the previous point growth is the highest on the whole rank ladder.

Thus, I'd say we can safely say Neanderthal is probably the point where you've achieved some prestige. I say this as an absolute Kong.

P.S.
The prestige isn't real unless you're also Certified User.

P.P.S.
I know I just gave advice on good and bad uses for WSO and that this comment clearly falls into the latter. However, I don't care because life isn't worth living if you always follow the rules.

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Jan 7, 2020

so you're saying that you can't be prestigious until you're a homo? interesting.

(neanderthal - homo sapiens neanderthalensis)

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Jan 7, 2020

True for WSO and for corporate recruiting. How fitting!

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 7, 2020

WSO practices radical transparency - you know exactly what it takes to collect points and move up the corporate ladder (see here: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/rankings).
In my view, WSO ranks as the most clear, impartial website on the entire internet. It is the ONLY website that's entirely a meritocracy. Unlike other websites where people can game the system, there is no nepotism nor diversity here. Everyone has equal opportunity to succeed by simply creating an account. Further, networking and office politicking have no impact on your success here.

In order to have fair assessments, WSO implements a 360 review policy where the contribution of members can be rewarded with bananas or monkey shits. The continuous evaluation is great because it allows you to know where you rank against other monkeys in your analyst class in real-time. If you spend enough time here and are a top bucket monkey, you can graduate to Certified Status.

This place is great and I can really see myself becoming a career banker

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Jan 9, 2020

thanks for your input, ray

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Jan 9, 2020

I think this is a first... Thanks for the laugh

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Jan 9, 2020

You get FREE bananas for a year once you hit 6500 bananas. One day, 366 bananas showed up at my house with a note from WSO. Miraculously, they stayed fresh.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 9, 2020

Ya lucky son of a gun.

Jan 9, 2020

how long it take for you to grind your way to 6500+? i want those nanas.

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Feb 4, 2020

here you go

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Feb 7, 2020
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