Worst Type of WSO Users

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Rank: Gorilla | 537

Sometimes when scrolling through the different forums on this site I can't help but notice the different types of annoying people. These are the types of users that cross my mind:

  1. The (Douchebag) Braggers: Just because you landed a summer internship at Goldman doesn't mean your any better than anyone else on here or IRL. Remain humble and just be thankful for what you have
  2. The Humble Braggers: IMO can sometimes be even worse than the braggers
  3. The Unnecessarily Long Posters: Success stories on WSO are great and I enjoy going through them but some users feel the urge to write essays about their lives when posting on here.
  4. The "FinMemers": Leave that shit on Instagram

I am pretty sure I missed a bunch. What crosses your mind?

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Aug 29, 2018

5 . The List Makers

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Aug 29, 2018

Touche

Aug 29, 2018
  1. me
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Aug 29, 2018

People with shitty grammar and poor spelling.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
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Aug 29, 2018

The confirmation-seeking students / grads from non-target schools, with mediocre GPA, and no experience.

They've somehow been suckered into the idea of high-finance lifestyle, and would love to get a shot at it, but have also been hanging around echo-chambers like College Confidential, WSO, etc. for far too long.

At this point, they've made up their mind that if you don't come from Top 20 schools, or have a sub 3.5 GPA, there's no chance in hell you'll even get called into interviews. In fact, most won't even bother to send applications, because they've conditioned themselves into expecting failure.

So they come here and bitch about how hard it is to get into banking, and how any other career is a failure, or how elitist the various banks are. In their eyes, banking is something that other people do, the people that seemingly made every correct decision in life (so far), it's not something they themselves were destined into.

They accept defeat, take some regular job, but remain bitter while rationalizing it all with shit like "Those guys only get into [BB bank] because they went to some Ivy League / know the son of some MD / played football / etc., I could have landed that job If I had only known earlier"

Meanwhile, some extremely disadvantaged (but driven) kid is busting his ass perfecting his CV, writing a compelling story, networking like crazy, and putting himself out there. They're the doers. Shooters. Not talkers or whiners.

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Aug 29, 2018

Ehh its frustrating spending 2 years perfecting a CV, writing a compelling story, networking like crazy, taking multiple trips to NYC on my own dime, perfect GPA, getting looks from senior bankers, prior internship, but then when recommended to HR they ignore emails completely and don't interview despite recommendations.

OR they set up a call, miss it, set up another, then miss that one too. If I wasn't so desperate to get a job in this industry, that would turn me off from a company completely (as if I had a choice).

One company I had an interview with...the interviewer didn't show up. They had me wait in the lobby for 2 1/2 hours before they had 2 other interviewers show up who clearly didn't want to be there. They told me that I should expect an email about the traditional interview (5 student/5 interviews) in the next week and that I was almost guaranteed to get it. Never heard back from them again despite reaching out.

Or networking at a firm for months with VP's, being connected to HR, only for them to tell me that I can only apply through on campus recruiting, and that they have no on campus recruiting for my school. OR when they tell you their firm has hired all their summer analysts, 5 months before they actually do according to the associate who put you in touch with them to begin with.

A lot of those people are that last paragraph of people although they made a mistake or two. Meanwhile my degree has me in courses specifically on M&A...and I could nail all the technicals if places would actually interview me. Some really need 'advice' and not just 'validation.' Banking contacts always have this vibe of 'I can't completely openly ask for advice since I also need a job from them'

/rant about HR
/rant
/rant
/rant

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Aug 30, 2018

ddd

Sep 1, 2018

you forgot about the people asking if Blackstone drug tests....

Sep 1, 2018

but seriously, do they?

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Aug 29, 2018

Is anyone impressed by any internship other than people who failed to get that internship and wanted it?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Aug 29, 2018

Children of age 6-8 who already study for GMAT

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Aug 29, 2018

How about the people still in college (or younger) "correcting" certified users?

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Aug 30, 2018

Preach

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Aug 30, 2018

Coming from a user making false AMAs as Richard Fuld.

Aug 29, 2018
Tony Montana:

Coming from a user making false AMAs as Richard Fuld.

Was surprised it took so long for this to be said.

I forgot to mention the worst type of user of all time, those who actually believed that I was the real Dick Fuld. It was a lot more people than I should have been.

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Aug 29, 2018

The "Non-target" students asking if they stand a chance.

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Aug 29, 2018

How about the users that post the most open ended/debate sparking topics, hoping to get as many responses as possible.......

Aug 30, 2018

1) Users who flex their job titles, and salaries -- super snarky in their responses to people's threads seeking advice (usually not certified, possibly 17 year olds who found all those shitty finance meme pages).

2) Students who haven't achieved anything shitting on roles like BO/MO as well as banks like UBS/DB when they most likely wont get an interview from either of them for any positions.

3) Trust Fund kids who act like they've earned their way.

4) "Just network bro, you'll be fine."

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Aug 30, 2018

Not a big fan of people like Heister, GoldenCinder or ANT/TNA (or whoever else sorry I don't remember all the names) who've been here for awhile but aren't really in typical IB/HF/PE track but come in with some aggressive moves (both professionally and outside). They are part of a poisonous crowd.

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Aug 30, 2018

Idk, I think GoldenCinderBlock is cool. I don't think he presents anything "poisonous" to one's career per se, just an alternative way of looking at things. I myself have learned to appreciate those "positive alternatives" in life.

Edit: the guy is trying to match-make his mom. He should earn WSO sainthood for god's sake. I think he's Human rank though so it's close enough.

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Aug 30, 2018
abacab:

Not a big fan of people like Heister, GoldenCinder or ANT/TNA (or whoever else sorry I don't remember all the names) who've been here for awhile but aren't really in typical IB/HF/PE track but come in with some aggressive moves (both professionally and outside). They are part of a poisonous crowd.

What does that mean - as in they are hyper critical commenting on such fields as if they are part of that field?

Besides TNA = "Nova MSF + hyper Trump Guy", I really can't pin GC and Heister to anything. But I probably don't follow people's posts closely enough.

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Aug 30, 2018

The ones that can use google/WSO search tool.

Aug 30, 2018

I feel like this thread is going to devolve quickly.

Aug 30, 2018

people offering unsolicited advice when they have no business being in a thread

people who had a unique path to their career that can't be replicated and therefore think everyone else has it as easy

people in PWM

people who don't live in NYC/SF that don't understand how other cities' cost of living works and therefore can't comprehend why everyone doesn't want to live in Dallas/Atlanta/Charlotte.

people who are unwilling to look at the fact that passive indexing is the way to go

people who opine on literally everything from weight loss to female advice to debt covenants

people with more than 10,000 banana points aside from BlackHat and CompBanker

(I hope you all caught the irony)

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Aug 30, 2018

Took me until the passive indexing line, kudos.

Aug 30, 2018
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