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+177When I was an intern once, had an MD go to Chicago to...When I was an intern once, had an MD go to Chicago to close on a deal that was heating up. Guy was very much so "new money" and didn't act like the conservative traditional banker. I think he was from Brooklyn and went to one of the city colleges and just grinded to the top, respect. Anyways...
+171You're probably fucked to be completely honest. You...You're probably fucked to be completely honest. You should have started the process much earlier. The fact that you have no relevant work experience in industry is not good, complimented by how recruiting season for summer '18 is nearly over. To contrast, I will tell you a bit about myself....
+126Patz, welcome to Wall Street Oasis! I'm sure a few high...Patz, welcome to Wall Street Oasis! I'm sure a few high school seniors will be here shortly to offer your wife some great advice on making MD.
+126Friday night: drinks at a roof top bar. Usually $20-25 a...Friday night: drinks at a roof top bar. Usually $20-25 a drink, but thats what this industry is all about right, blowing excessive cash. Hit an upscale bar, then head to a club. Located in Chicago so usually am hitting Underground or Studio Paris. At which point ill grab the nearest scantily...
+114Let me guess, you're a UVA grad working in Real Estate...Let me guess, you're a UVA grad working in Real Estate in Charlotte making roughly $90k and you're excited about driving your new basic package model 3 to your next vacation in Charleston.
+110Winter = FintechWinter = Fintech
+110Jesus Christ, **Isaiah_53_5 Composite Prestige...Jesus Christ, **Isaiah_53_5 Composite Prestige Ranking:** **Indoor Beanie:** *-5* **Obnoxious Over-The Head Headphones:** *-1* **Stupid Jiu-Jitsu Pants:** *-7* **Meticulously Allowing the Top of Your Underwear to Show** *-3* **What Appears to be Shaved Bodyhair** *-10* **Shirtless...
+109Are you fucking kidding me? Get the coffee and shut the...Are you fucking kidding me? Get the coffee and shut the hell up.
+104That moment a democrat becomes a republicanThat moment a democrat becomes a republican
+104You say he's an amazing guy but you aren't willing to...You say he's an amazing guy but you aren't willing to stick with him because he's working long hours. You should do him a favor and get out now. I don't know what's more revolting; your general take on how relationships work or your username. NYC needs less people like you.
+99I’ve got a good one..... Recently I was working on...I’ve got a good one..... Recently I was working on a deal that had a pretty intensive diligence process. I was grinding away for three weeks straight, burning the midnight oil, spending weekends in office, etc. When the deal closed and I got the ‘thanks for your efforts’ email from...
+99it's called cocaine you moronit's called cocaine you moron
+95I made an amended list based on what you guys really...I made an amended list based on what you guys really want: Top: GS: Catty, rich girls. Lot of coke, hard pledge process. Only mix with Apollo/KKR MS: Smaller sisterhood feeding mostly from HYP. Rivals with GS and always try to outdo them in philanthropy JPM: Stuck up girls who think they're...
+85Glad to hear that JP Morgan has discovered conditional...Glad to hear that JP Morgan has discovered conditional formatting
+85If you're going to do something like that, go all in...If you're going to do something like that, go all in passive aggressive. Send him an email thanking him profusely for teaching you so much and for supporting you in a way that made it possible to get to where you are, and say that if they ever need anything they should let you know.
+81*senior associate*senior associate
+79Cancel plans three times in a row due to your VP calling...Cancel plans three times in a row due to your VP calling you to fix a powerpoint slide. She'll get the idea.
+83I saw it. People do dumb shit with status. I've seen...I saw it. People do dumb shit with status. I've seen countless pictures of women bending over in front of male statutes. Who cares. The statue is dumb. The bull represents the animal spirits in the market. The bull and the bear. It has nothing to do with masculinity. Women in finance want to...
+76planning on investing my 3rd. 20% into savings account...planning on investing my 3rd. 20% into savings account 50% into the market 20% into small projects i'm working on, 10% into my wardrobe, 10% into my social life/trips. You will surely be top bucket for always giving 110%!
+75The biggest thing for me was just helping my mother get...The biggest thing for me was just helping my mother get a job. She had worked in a restaurant all her life and when it failed she had nothing to do and became bored and depressed like life had no meaning. She had literally no application or interview skills and had been stuck in the same town...
+75Dumbest thing I said was in response to the dumbest...Dumbest thing I said was in response to the dumbest question I ever received. "What song best describes your work style?" "Work by Rihanna" "And why is that?" "Because of its consistent lyricism. I feel that it represents my work ethic and perseverance." Interview for Centerview...
+71When I started interning at BB, we had this director...When I started interning at BB, we had this director that came from pretty humble belongings. It was a big source of pride for him that he was now able to afford to buy nice things for his family, have financial security and send his kids to college without having to have them worry about the...
+71Back in the day, our trading desk was on a floor with a...Back in the day, our trading desk was on a floor with a massive bank vault where they stored some physical certificates of value of some sort (can't remember what they were). There was this really nice fat guy in an ill fitting suit that had to push them in a cart. Some of the traders asked...
+71Just one comment to Marcus. The way you describe...Just one comment to Marcus. The way you describe yourself looking down to people who somewhat lead a more "ordinary" life than you do is just an evidence of immaturity to me. (I am not saying that you are, just judging by the single comment above you appear to be). For instance, I have met a...
+70Seriously, grow a sack of nuts. You have hundreds, if...Seriously, grow a sack of nuts. You have hundreds, if not thousands of alumni to ask for advice. Start cold-emailing and drop the defeated yet fragile ivy ego. Who gives a shit about someone else getting an offer. Going to a boutique is hardly a death sentence considering you have the ivy...
+72I don't think a person in the building doesn't want to...I don't think a person in the building doesn't want to work in my group Except for all of the 18 year old kids that desperately want to lateral way the fuck away from your group so bad that you started a thread over it.
+70This is the kind of BS that MDs absolutely LOVE to tell...This is the kind of BS that MDs absolutely LOVE to tell themselves: "I am hardworking and tough, sure, but I'm also really fair and I let people have lives when they tell me about it. This would never be my analyst." Maybe you are as good a guy as you claim. Maybe you're not. Either way, you...
+68Given that the school you go to itself is a liberal arts...Given that the school you go to itself is a liberal arts bubble, keep your bubble-headed ass out of here. I have been born and raised in Silicon Valley, my parents working as software engineers, and literally, every one of my high school friends' parents did the same. I thought we were all...
+79lol welcome to the real world kid. Better think twice...lol welcome to the real world kid. Better think twice next time you vote dem.
+70This is why Republicans and Democrats both suck. The...This is why Republicans and Democrats both suck. The Republican way is to fuck over a bunch of people, lower taxes by 2% and then build a bunch of new toys for the military that we'll never use. The Democrat plan is to keep spending money ineffectively and raise taxes to 60% instead of closing...
+66"I'd ask for a different interviewer.""I'd ask for a different interviewer."
+76No you shut the fuck up.No you shut the fuck up.
+64On a scale of one to nature valley granola bar, how much...On a scale of one to nature valley granola bar, how much is your life falling apart?
+64yeah, the answer would be no goyeah, the answer would be no go
+64So you're saying that you don't like paying $4k/month to...So you're saying that you don't like paying $4k/month to live in a shithole, just to be told you're cis-male patronizing scum when you try to buy a $17 Corona Light for the hottest girl (a 6/10, mind you) at the bar? Interesting...
+63You're wrong. The intellectual requirements for the...You're wrong. The intellectual requirements for the job have nothing to do with the quality of the candidates that want it. The fact that investment banking requires the intelligence of a mildly retarded housefly doesn't mean that people in the field aren't very hardworking, persistent and...
+72I fail to understand why she was being applaud. For...I fail to understand why she was being applaud. For starters she broke the law and blatantly disregarded our immigration process something hundreds of thousands of people have been through lawfully. The fact that people view this as a positive is a slap in the face for everyone else who...
+63You have brought shame to your family and to WSO. Self...You have brought shame to your family and to WSO. Self disembowelment may be your only viable option remaining.
+61It depends on how you handle it, where you direct your...It depends on how you handle it, where you direct your energies, how you manage your work and personal time and your actual job. I'm older, senior, am married and have two younger kids and most of my friends and peer group are in similar situations so I'm speaking from experience. If you're in...
+60I haven't ever lateraled. Here is the conventional...I haven't ever lateraled. Here is the conventional wisdom. 1) This is stickier if you're trying to transfer internally. A lot of people actually avoid internal options solely because of the predictable politics you can fall foul of. It's a conundrum. If you apply internally before...
+60I was actually introduced to the process while...I was actually introduced to the process while interviewing at Goldman. After stashing my topcoat in the secret behind-the-wall closet, the receptionist gave me the code for the men's room and told me to take my time - clearly she wanted me to go in and pinch a loaf. No one came in while I...
+59Dawg, I made an active choice to leave IB and pursue...Dawg, I made an active choice to leave IB and pursue consulting. BTW - how many opportunities are there in VC/PE out of undergrad? You'll be doing bitch work, same as IB analyst. The best opportunities generally only hire after IB analyst years. Same thing holds for EBs. And not everyone...
+58I see a girl eating potatoes at an Irish pub down by...I see a girl eating potatoes at an Irish pub down by West Village. I approach her, opening by telling her that, as the literal embodiment of the state of Idaho, I could get her all the potatoes she could ever ask for. She seems intrigued, definitely thinks I'm a spud and definitely wants to...
+60A "receipt machine?" This reads like the plot of a 90's...A "receipt machine?" This reads like the plot of a 90's comedy Paramount Pictures logo flash Move trailer announcer in deep voice: "From the studio that brought you Tommy Boy" Announcer: "Tony and Jeff thought they had it all figured out" Tony and Jeff huddled in a copy room, open...
+59Nothing will ever change public resentment for banks:...Nothing will ever change public resentment for banks: 1 . People have hated banks since the dawn of man (see Biblical references to usury, etc.). They are dumb and irresponsible and look to banks to borrow, then resent the interest payments and if they do default they resent the banks for...
+57Run a DCF to calculate the PV of future insults. On a...Run a DCF to calculate the PV of future insults. On a serious note, if you don't know how to pick up social clues from women, ask anyone but WSO.
+57I am only a freshman and don't know much My instincts...I am only a freshman and don't know much My instincts tell me the volcano Crater Rock will erupt in October this year and destroy the entire Pacific Northwest. ! : http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/353/279/e31.jpg
+58Not as mad as the kid who's a non-target student and...Not as mad as the kid who's a non-target student and (https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/are-students-at-non-targets-perpetually-fucked)about struggling to break into IB. Oh wait, that kid is you. Hold this monkey shit and gtfo. EDIT: The user I originally replied to was banned across...
+57Nice try, Patrick.Nice try, Patrick.
+56One time my boss sent me an email saying "good job" and...One time my boss sent me an email saying "good job" and I printed it and hung it in my cube. It was like getting a gold star on a first place trophy that I could always look to for support in dark times.
+62Hey, crap analyst. Stop throwing monkey crap and get...Hey, crap analyst. Stop throwing monkey crap and get my g'dmn work done. Thanks. I threw the MS because you're Canadian.
+57I would just like a steady girlfriend to plow on the reg...I would just like a steady girlfriend to plow on the reg before I start worrying about marriage.
+55I bought my mother a Canada Goose jacket so she can fit...I bought my mother a Canada Goose jacket so she can fit in with all the basic white chicks.
+55One time I got an email from my MD which said, "Thanks."...One time I got an email from my MD which said, "Thanks." Not, "thx" or "tx," but the entire word including capitalization and punctuation. I printed it and pinned to my cube.
+54Hahah very clean toilets. Although I do like taking a #2...Hahah very clean toilets. Although I do like taking a #2 on another floor. No wonder the toilets are clean if people are shitting on floors. Savages.
+55Work for a year, then go another good school....Work for a year, then go another good school. Oxford/Cambridge/LSE all expect gap years. Keep up with your sport if possible. You could even join the Reserves / Air National Guard (3 to 12 months training, depending on job) and then reapply to Harvard. Write about it the perspective you got...
+71Also posting from a throwaway account, since this forum...Also posting from a throwaway account, since this forum generally isn't the friendliest to girls, so don't want to reveal my gender with my main account (I'm female and in banking too). First off, I know this might come across as "victim blaming-y", but I have to point out a couple of things...
+55When I was a sophomore and had never heard of WSO or...When I was a sophomore and had never heard of WSO or FO/BO distinction I was interviewing for an Investment Operations role with an Operations Associate. I thought it was actually an investing role so my entire pitch was that I wanted to work in a position that actually drove revenue, so I could...
+52the biggest drivers of the markets are not who occupies...the biggest drivers of the markets are not who occupies the white house. here's what to expect, assuming the Donald doesn't fly off the handle and upper deck the King of Saudi Arabia's golden toilet... 1. against a backdrop of improving economic growth, rates will rise. this was in place...
+52I was an analyst at a boutique with no graphics...I was an analyst at a boutique with no graphics department so we had to do all of the brutal "dots on a map" charts from scratch. One day we were putting together a book for a publicly-traded industrial distribution company with 100+ distribution centers around the country and our MD wanted...
+52"LOL, he doesn't even work in FO - plebe". Please..."LOL, he doesn't even work in FO - plebe". Please excuse the NY Post and its readers for failing to understand the critical distinction between FO ballers and the lesser ballers that facilitate their deal-making. Lord forbid that the general public become confused about who has the highest...
+53How the fuck do you get him in the dryer though, isn't...How the fuck do you get him in the dryer though, isn't he like 5'8 and nearly 200lbs?
+52I'm not sure I've ever had an entire thread meant for...I'm not sure I've ever had an entire thread meant for calling me out before. I can't prove you wrong, though, because you can't prove a that a theoretical situation thirty years from now is incorrect or not. But, let's address your points. 1. Malls, retail stores are dying - kills retail...
+51*** If you read anything in this post, read the Third...*** If you read anything in this post, read the Third Point below*** I worked in valuation before coming into restructuring banking 2.5 years. Recently signed a PE gig that it set to start in the fall after I get the travel to get the f away from this IB gig. My $0.02: 1. The one deal...
+51Interviewed at Goldman after my freshmen year for some...Interviewed at Goldman after my freshmen year for some diversity summer analyst role, this was in my prime years before my GPA went down the toilet. 6 people interviewed me, 2 of them were MD's, 1 of them was a Partner who was a minority and running the diversity recruiting, all men. I had a 15...
+52It's a slow day at work, so let me me share some of my...It's a slow day at work, so let me me share some of my favorites: * thx * pls print 30 copies thx * print bind bring to house thx * wtf pls check * this cannot be right. alex the associate, pls check thx * sorry meant to send on friday.....eta? * pitch went well thx * ...
+51Yeah of course, but networking and recruiting is a...Yeah of course, but networking and recruiting is a different type of exhausting. Working is physically and mentally exhausting, and it's very repetitive. Recruiting, at least for me, was a lot more stressful and it felt like the whole world was at stake. It was exhausting for my soul and psyche....
+53From what I've heard Salomon Brothers has a great...From what I've heard Salomon Brothers has a great equities team in Dallas
+53Somewhere in all of this is the Villanova dude that went...Somewhere in all of this is the Villanova dude that went to an all boys high school and still can't talk to girls because of it and wears his padded vest to work everyday at a botique M&A shop
+52*checks student loan balance* Approximately -$104,678.00*checks student loan balance* Approximately -$104,678.00
+50As a female I never even offer to pay it's always bought...As a female I never even offer to pay it's always bought for me you're the one being bought, sweetheart
+51Take the amount of genders that exist, then subtract 2....Take the amount of genders that exist, then subtract 2. That's how many fucks I give. 0, 0 fucks is how many I give. *crushes Natty and bangs a noobs mom for talking shit on X-Box live*
+49Don't worry sweetie, they have collagen and botox in...Don't worry sweetie, they have collagen and botox in Austin, too. But how will you pay for it when your husband divorces you after taking LSD during a mid-life crisis and realizing it's not worth it to be married to a one-dimensional gold digger?
+49Did he crawl at graduation? Also, he ought to be...Did he crawl at graduation? Also, he ought to be shoved down a volcano. Then he'll know what "magma cum laude" feels like.
+49Typical day at my IB starts off at 8am: the sun slowly...Typical day at my IB starts off at 8am: the sun slowly rising over a green pasture. Rabbits grazing. Birds chirping. Off in the distance you hear a faint song... Quiet Riot "Cum on Feel the Noise." The Quiet Riot gradually deafens the sounds of nature. All of the sudden the senior...
+48Craziest thing I've ever seen in NYC? I think it would...Craziest thing I've ever seen in NYC? I think it would have to be the one time I saw a group of summer analysts at a bar who didn't talk about their internship for a full 20 minutes.
+48Lol, funny story. When I was a first-year analyst...Lol, funny story. When I was a first-year analyst the floor I worked on had a really symmetric layout. There were conference rooms on either side of the floor that looked, again, symmetrical. So after training, once I actually start working on some vaguely relevant tasks I get an invite via...
+49Thanks! I got a sticker on my last writing assignment...Thanks! I got a sticker on my last writing assignment and have been studying my vocab list every day, so I'm glad you noticed :) I'm in the running for the gifted program, do you think it's a good idea? I'm concerned about my GPA suffering from the harder courses.
+49The banker saw several large tuna fish in his boat and...The banker saw several large tuna fish in his boat and complimented the Greek on the quality of his fish and asked, "How long does it take to catch them?" The Greek replied: "Only a little while." The American then asked why didn't he stay out longer and catch more fish? The Greek said he had...
+47No problem folks. One thing I forgot to mention -...No problem folks. One thing I forgot to mention - live on your base, bank your bonus, at least for the first 3-5 yrs. After that you can put your saved bonuses into whatever - house, etc. But always try to live one or two rungs below your means. If you're thinking of grad school you'll...
+46Ahh yes, I believe this is called the Amy Schumer diet.Ahh yes, I believe this is called the Amy Schumer diet.
+46Past experience: "You can just throw this together...Past experience: "You can just throw this together real quick, nothing fancy..." Translation: "Cancel your plans for the next 6 days."
+48spin it back at them: interviewer: "why should we hire...spin it back at them: interviewer: "why should we hire you?" you: "why *shouldn't* you hire me?" then in two weeks we'll see interviewer asking WSO forums: "How do I respond to "why *shouldn't* you hire me?" question from interviewee??"
+46I have given and received my fair share of reviews. If...I have given and received my fair share of reviews. If someone says that to you, as an analyst, it means that you lack common sense...such as, thinking it is OK to practice Dalio's principles at the bank you're at. That is not a good comment to get. The reason it's bad is because common sense is...
+46Best experience I had with this question: After...Best experience I had with this question: After getting GRILLED by this MD for an hour and feeling like I'd barely held my own.. MD - "Are you interviewing with any other banks" Me - "Yes I am" MD - "When is your next interview?" Me - "Actually, it's later today, I've organised...
+45Not gonna lie, if you're pretty certain about it, then...Not gonna lie, if you're pretty certain about it, then you should straight up tell someone. That's a huge ethical issue... Women already have poor representation in IB.
+45This only makes sense if your a girlThis only makes sense if your a girl
+46You're going to struggle to get there working for...You're going to struggle to get there working for someone else. Full stop. Even under the rosiest assumptions (best firms , best ranking each year and corresponding bonus bucket, best placement to the best PE role, partner-track role with no MBA required, earliest possible inclusion in the...
+46Recruiters are akin to low level club promoters.....Recruiters are akin to low level club promoters.. over-promising and under-delivering.
+45I'm rich and I drink a lot.I'm rich and I drink a lot.
+45...!(https://pics.me.me/i-am-a-bank-teller-paused-ryan-told-me-to-26529048.png)
+44Why go work for someone at all? If you can make 1000%...Why go work for someone at all? If you can make 1000% monthly by next Feb you should be worth $44 quadrillion. Even if you put some risk control in and under perform at 50% of your monthly 1000% you've got a cool $10T. As long as you don't go crazy and try to buy a few medium sized countries...
+44Expectations vs. reality: Expectation: Clubbing all...Expectations vs. reality: Expectation: Clubbing all night and hosting weekend orgy parties in your student housing penthouse because you're a banker (intern). Reality: Jacking off in the men's room of your bank at 4:30 am wondering why in god's name it matters if the logo is a higher...
+45one could make the argument that growing up very wealthy...one could make the argument that growing up very wealthy could make it more difficult to be successful than growing up in a lower-middle class family, depending on your definition of success...idea of the inverted U shaped curve Maybe mid to upper middle class. Definitely not lower middle...
+44Off the top of my head... there was this analyst at my...Off the top of my head... there was this analyst at my bank who would straight up sprint Naruto style (google it if you dont know) through the office all the time. People would tell him to stop doing it (1) because it's weird, (2) he'd stomp loud af, (3) potentially dangerous, and (4) dude...
+44Had a phone informational, which went smoothly for the...Had a phone informational, which went smoothly for the most part. At the very end there was a big disconnect between my brain and what came out of my mouth - meant to say "It was nice chatting with you, thanks" or something of the sort and what came out of my mouth was "well, it was nice knowing...
+44Not me but a friend of mine; BB IB; "Where do you see...Not me but a friend of mine; BB IB; "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" Response: "Hopefully not in Jail for insider trading!" MD lost it, Got the internship.
+43I'm a macro trader/strat, but started my career trading...I'm a macro trader/strat, but started my career trading EM. Firstly, you clearly need to do some research on your own. If you're starting on an EM desk, you can learn a lot before showing up just by using google. Anyway, emerging markets traders can cover many products and focus on 1-4...
+43Your situation is a lot more common than you think. With...Your situation is a lot more common than you think. With that said, common does not mean "don't worry about it because everyone does it". The fact of the matter is, from an initial field of 30 people who get first rounds, very few actually get offers. Right now, you are in the majority of people...
+47Moving from one career full of narcissistic assholes to...Moving from one career full of narcissistic assholes to another career full of narcissistic assholes.
+45TBH when I see: "Thought Leader | Innovator |...TBH when I see: "Thought Leader | Innovator | Influencer" on someone's profile, it makes me want to steer clear of the person.
+45Only wear black TURTLENECKS and JEANS. It will make...Only wear black TURTLENECKS and JEANS. It will make SHOPPING for clothing EASIER, which will give you more RECREATIONAL time to spend in SEX DUNGEONS.
+44StfuStfu
+44Dude great idea suggest "laser tag" on a Friday after a...Dude great idea suggest "laser tag" on a Friday after a week of 9-1am to your fellow interns and see how they respond.
+42Are there any guides on here for getting a top...Are there any guides on here for getting a top girlfriend? Think banker/lawyer/doctor. I really don't want to go mid-tier and settle for engineer/accountant, but friends with target girlfriends told me sometimes you can start there and lateral. Any guidance? PS: freshman in HS so take it...
+42I started in banking ~10 years ago and went a more or...I started in banking ~10 years ago and went a more or less traditional route of IB --> PE --> MBA --> PE. Some thoughts: The early stages in the career are well-documented. Afterwards the path and individual success factors vary widely based on firms, culture, style, etc. It is really up to...
+43Her GPA and non-target school was necessary in this...Her GPA and non-target school was necessary in this comment for what reason?
+45a) illegal immigrants b) black people enamored with...a) illegal immigrants b) black people enamored with hip hop culture c) blue collar workers d)anybody who drives a pick-up truck e)people without a college degree or any sort of history of achievement f) white trash g) people who've never been outside the USA i)deeply religious...
+42Yeah, sometimes shit happens and I’m going to be...Yeah, sometimes shit happens and I’m going to be father Describing the beginning of fatherhood as 'shit happens' is not a great start.
+42Right. We've all been in that scenario. Associates can't...Right. We've all been in that scenario. Associates can't really assign you work. If you don't have time then just express that. Next time the dude tells you "looks like you have availability" say, "actually I'm at full capacity and can't take on anything else in the short-term. I'll let you know...
+45This is the level of autistic behavior to expect. The...This is the level of autistic behavior to expect. The person who wrote this email most likely was shoved to the ground a lot in school. Fucking nerd.
+41need real stories Last time I'm going to talk about...need real stories Last time I'm going to talk about this until I'm accepted to grad school: College: state school Major: Psychology, Ancient Religions GPA: 2.01 (out of 4, barely made it through) Internships: none Research: none Experience:...
+46Screw diversity. It should all be about performance and...Screw diversity. It should all be about performance and merit, I do not see how diversity might bring anything to the table than make some employees feel comfortable about themselves. Jobs shouldn't be given put because your ethnicity,color of your skin or even sexuality. I'd say alot more...
+41I gave +1s both to the original post and Dingdong's...I gave +1s both to the original post and Dingdong's reply. First off, breathe. Let's look at the upside. You are alive; even though you feel like happiness, sanity, and control are all slipping away from you, you have the privilege of drawing breath every second anew. You are self-aware;...
+42I wish I had enough to money to travel for 18 months too. I wish I had enough to money to travel for 18 months too.
+41I am shocked, SHOCKED, she is working in investor...I am shocked, SHOCKED, she is working in investor relations.
+41If I were you, I would go for McKinsey. I made a...If I were you, I would go for McKinsey. I made a similar switch from banking to consulting, so PM me if you would like to hear more. ### **Edit: For everyone else, I sent the following to OP as a PM, but I feel it would be helpful to share to a broader audience.** ------------ So...
+42you sound like someone who tried for ibd and missed and...you sound like someone who tried for ibd and missed and now are rationalizing why you didn't want to do it in the first place.
+42Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
+41How do you think this looks from his perspective? I'm...How do you think this looks from his perspective? I'm honestly curious. Imagine. Be a VP. See lonely analyst who looks like he might hurt himself if some Asian kids don't let him play Pokemon. I take pride in my team so I try to motivate him. "Hey analyst you are the coolest!" Decide to...
+41Affirmative action for banks does seem to be the...Affirmative action for banks does seem to be the solution for URM like OP to get the chance to get into IB, but unfortunately it is far from reality. I go to an Ivy and what I have seen so far is the people that are getting into the diversity programs and enrolling in training programs such as...
+42I'm not in my mid-20s anymore, but when I started making...I'm not in my mid-20s anymore, but when I started making a lot more money I noticed that my social circles started changing from hanging out with people who were just slinging their 9-5 so they could rage on the weekend engaged in mind numbing BS like gossip to socializing with people who were...
+41I know there are a lot of heavy drinkers on this...I know there are a lot of heavy drinkers on this forum. I've roughly doubled my nightly alcohol consumption over the last few months and I'm starting to think my brain is turning into soup. I find myself reading short articles and having to read them again because I didn't pick up the message....
+40Going on vacation to Cleveland?Going on vacation to Cleveland?
+41Don't worry you'll do just fine in the finance industry....Don't worry you'll do just fine in the finance industry. Our BB has the following rules for all new recruits: 6"+ = Front Office 5"8 - 5"11 = Middle Office Under 5"8= Back office I hear back office pay is quite good these days.
+42how does it feel like when you have to tell a kid his...how does it feel like when you have to tell a kid his offer out of college is more than you're making after working for a decade?
+40Condoms - $0 because I don't use them A six pack of...Condoms - $0 because I don't use them A six pack of 'Ronas -$11 A nice Cuban cigar - $30 My Lamborghini Veneno Roadster -$4,500,000 Assassinating Jamie Dimon with bounty hunters hired off the dark web paid anonymously using cryptocurrency through numerous shell corporations. - $121, 983,...
+41let's hit the alligator closest to the canoelet's hit the alligator closest to the canoe
+39Do you guys think the income inequality is playing a big...Do you guys think the income inequality is playing a big role in how individuals turn out? Anyone who says otherwise is delusional. I'm one of the very few of my childhood friends who "made it". The rest in jail, on drugs, doing nothing with their life, etc. I never knew what IB, AM, S&T...
+42"I agree, Linkedin has completely lost it's mojo do to..."I agree, Linkedin has completely lost it's mojo do to user ignorance and major flaws in the functionality of the site. My advice: spend less time on Linkedin and more time proof reading :)" *its *proofreading is one word I quoted your post just in case you hit that edit button.
+39"Client loved the work, but we have some follow..."Client loved the work, but we have some follow up" Translation: "We did not even open the book."
+39For reference, I am 5'9, about 145 lbs. Assuming...For reference, I am 5'9, about 145 lbs. Assuming you're a guy, I would try hitting puberty. As a child-sized individual, you may be more accustomed to nap time.
+39I think the key is being able to defend your point of...I think the key is being able to defend your point of view. If you have a reasonably well-argued position, it's hard to call you a 'bigot' or some other word designed to silence you. I'm pretty centrist, I suppose, and used to be a Republican. My views shifted left as I got older, since I...
+40Thanks for the advice. I've been looking at the HBS...Thanks for the advice. I've been looking at the HBS 4+4+4+2+2 MBA program as well, but looks like that's only for the real gunners.
+39Can I invite you to my apartment for cookies and...Can I invite you to my apartment for cookies and koolaid? I could really help you get a leg up..
+39To the sophomores recruiting right now, I wish you all...To the sophomores recruiting right now, I wish you all the best of luck. This is basically a middle finger from the banks to transfer and non-target students, and generally just all students, as most 19 year olds probably don't know what the heck IB even is. Do not give up faith and just...
+39I was let go from my first job late last year (mostly...I was let go from my first job late last year (mostly not my fault) and I figured, "screw it, top firm and great group out of college, I'll live." As the weeks went by and the air became colder, my bank balance withered and reality set in that I had failed at something. I hadn't been able to...
+38unleavened returns ! :...unleavened returns ! : https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_29_shKT4Elw/TKC_UYbGsVI/AAAAAAAAK6g/H5qNZPEsqOw/s1600/foo2.jpg
+38not an intern but a trading clerk: while trading in...not an intern but a trading clerk: while trading in the pit, one of our clerks went to grab all the traders lunch like most days. he got hit by a taxi on his way back (he was not severely injured but was noticeably limping). he still delivered each trader their lunch in the pit (note...
+39Nice try Bernie, take your socialism elsewhereNice try Bernie, take your socialism elsewhere
+38An intern put 2 sugars in my coffee, almost had to give...An intern put 2 sugars in my coffee, almost had to give him a spanking right there on the spot
+38Let's define this further. By "Wall Street" drink I'm...Let's define this further. By "Wall Street" drink I'm assuming you mean a drink that proves how "alpha" you are. It is a drink that you believe furthers the perception of 'you' the dealmaker, and if you have been doing it for a while it is actually a drink you actually like and not part of some...
+40This is the equivalent of taking investment advice on...This is the equivalent of taking investment advice on consumer/retail stocks from the janitor of Tiffany's flagship store
+38Would I like to have the same opportunity? Of course. Do...Would I like to have the same opportunity? Of course. Do I envy them? No. In my eyes I look at it as good for them. Their family has most likely worked hard to give them the opportunity to be in that position. I hope to do the same so one day my kids or grandchildren can be in the same spot.
+40It's not the most graceful argument, but it is an...It's not the most graceful argument, but it is an important one. Here's another of the same kind. Anti-intellectualism, whether is it conservatives denying global warming or liberals thinking GMO food is bad for you and vaccines cause autism, is absolutely running rampant in our country....
+39NerdNerd
+38He said she's rich tho. Full speed ahead homie He said she's rich tho. Full speed ahead homie
+39I work at a large top 30 developer managing large...I work at a large top 30 developer managing large institutional size mutlifamily developments. I am in charge of 6 developments for a total of 862 units. I am currently interviewing at other firms and I am in compensation negotiations now. If you are able to break into development and to...
+38Stockholm syndromeStockholm syndrome
+38Congratulations for overcoming adversity but let's drop...Congratulations for overcoming adversity but let's drop the ego-mania. Claiming your friends have "no ambition to do anything" because they work in what you consider to be vanilla jobs is just ridiculous. There is nothing wrong with the individual that works their way up from 30K/year and...
+37Just stop smoking weedJust stop smoking weed
+37Here is my story: right before graduation, I overheard...Here is my story: right before graduation, I overheard someone talking about a BB recruitment event happening at a nearby hotel for shortlisted candidates. I knew that I could not get into the event through the front door (it was invite only, and the candidates invited were the top 5% of finance...
+37I would risk losing a job over a hot coworker. Worth it.I would risk losing a job over a hot coworker. Worth it.
+37One of our male interns managed to sleep with two...One of our male interns managed to sleep with two different analysts (one of whom was in the same group as him) in a span of three weeks. He got the return offer. My favorite intern back in the day shows up and on his second week on the job, was clearly smarter than most of the first year...
+40Sounds like you are a pussy? Sounds like you are a pussy?
+37People in high finance have the personalities of...People in high finance have the personalities of cardboard boxes. I often actively find myself having to suppress the interesting / engaging aspects of my personality in order to blend in. Finance is also the biggest groupspeak and groupthink environment I could have ever imagined. When your...
+37Probably Lehman because they got kicked off campusProbably Lehman because they got kicked off campus
+36Hello, 1. Why not just try to start with a PE...Hello, 1. Why not just try to start with a PE firm? There are PE firms that hire juniors out of undergrad. However, this 99.99% of the time is in a sub-associate role. In other words, you would be junior to me. I’m only pointing this out because I don’t want you to think that a person...
+54......
+36You seem pretty easyYou seem pretty easy
+37There was an entire thread with like 150+ comments about...There was an entire thread with like 150+ comments about whether you want your wife to work or not. What I learned is that, apparently, finance guys want their wives to 1) Be absurdly hot, 2) well educated and interesting to talk to and 3) Be fully committed to not working and fulfilling all...
+36I'll tell a super brief story about a former employee,...I'll tell a super brief story about a former employee, which is kinda fucking hilarious imo. This weird-looking guy approached me in a hotel lobby in 2011 and starting talking rapid fire about a cocoa short, of all things, without even introducing himself. I'm all ears when someone starts...
+36Wrong forum.Wrong forum.
+37Ran for president, but this bitch Crooked Hillary kept...Ran for president, but this bitch Crooked Hillary kept getting in my way. Eventually got a guy in my network to putin a good word. Got the job and realized that it wasn't what I thought it was.
+36Fuck that, deny till you die palFuck that, deny till you die pal
+44Affirmative action, at its core, is a racist policy...Affirmative action, at its core, is a racist policy since it subjects applicants to different admission standards based purely on race. Asians are subjected to higher standards, no doubt about it. Of course, liberals don't care since Asians do not fall into their bucket of "victim minorities."
+36alright smalls, sit down and shut up, I'm gonna learn...alright smalls, sit down and shut up, I'm gonna learn you somethin today. 1. if a woman cares about what specifically you do, run. it's great if she wants to date someone with ambition, beyond that, fuck it. 2. lie about your job. if you're in NYC, everyone's in finance. if in SF,...
+36I donate it to the Bernie Sanders campaign, he is so...I donate it to the Bernie Sanders campaign, he is so much wiser at spending it than I am. He is my shepherd and I his sheep.
+36There are obviously multiple paths your career can take....There are obviously multiple paths your career can take. The path to becoming a PM at a hedge fund could start as a trader at a BB, or as an economist or equity analyst. You could conceivably begin in M&A and move into a hedge fund. It all really depends on the fund's strategy. When...
+38Interesting to read, surprised given my candidacy I made...Interesting to read, surprised given my candidacy I made it into the number of superdays I did if all this holds true.It's cuz your black. You're a minority, ever heard of affirmative action?Affirmative action my fucking ass. Nice try though.Don't act oblivious. You're the black kid in Stern who...
+36Your question makes it sound like today is your first...Your question makes it sound like today is your first day on this planet
+36Cleveland? Was Detroit fully booked or something?Cleveland? Was Detroit fully booked or something?
+36I think he's in the wrong business if he can't count to...I think he's in the wrong business if he can't count to three properly.
+36Yes, super serious. I was thinking about applying to...Yes, super serious. I was thinking about applying to GS myself in order to improve my commute, as their office is only 3 clicks from my current address. I figured it would be a much easier than my current one, which is about 7 nautical miles depending on the trade winds.
+36The titles some people use make me want to run into a...The titles some people use make me want to run into a knife. Some of my favorites: "Entrepreneur" - aka pyramid scheme pawn "CEO of (insert nonexistent business here)" "Visionary" - are you some type of fucking shaman? Please take me on a vision quest "Motivated Self-Starter" - what does...
+35What the fuck kind of question is this? If you are...What the fuck kind of question is this? If you are afraid your work clothes are going to get stained, don't wear them? Or wear them and be careful not to spill a cocktail all over yourself? Or - I don't know - launder them over the weekend? The amount of handholding some people need on...
+36A guy on my internship got kicked off for admitting to...A guy on my internship got kicked off for admitting to his MD that he did coke over the weekend, got sent to the banks health department before letting him go Another guy on my internship got kicked off for asking another intern out (she told the manager she felt uncomfortable with him...
+35Intern at bulge bracket (Citi / JPM / BofAML) about 4...Intern at bulge bracket (Citi / JPM / BofAML) about 4 years back. A week left in the internship and a fellow intern organizes a happy hour for all the summer analysts at a bar nearby and he invites the CEO of the entire bank. This bank has over 200,000 total employees. Assistant to the CEO...
+38I was always wondering how a man could be that stupid to...I was always wondering how a man could be that stupid to marry a woman. I'M NOT A SMART MAN, BUT I KNOW WHAT LOVE IS ...but seriously, my wife is awesome. We got married when neither of us had anything, and we've been very mutually supportive, so now we're more successful than we ever...
+35What happened in Venezuela is the truest form of...What happened in Venezuela is the truest form of socialism. In defense of North America and Europe's "socialists", what they are is really "social democrats" who believe in a large welfare state financed through market capitalism. Venezuela's Chavistas, on the other hand, are true socialists...
+36SleepSleep
+35EVERYONE: Submit application > resume screen i.e. GPA...EVERYONE: Submit application > resume screen i.e. GPA > most people get HireVue that acts as a first round > video gets reviewed by school team and if good, invited to superday How do I know this? Spoke to HR at an event this week
+36Do you just walk around looking at the elderly and...Do you just walk around looking at the elderly and thinking--there's not enough ROI there to justify the medical expenses...Anyone over 90 should just kill themselves
+35I was 30 and she was 65. She was very smart, we could...I was 30 and she was 65. She was very smart, we could have conversations with each other in multiple languages, she taught me things about life and people. I still quote some of the things she taught me because I genuinely learned a lot from her. Besides, no 18 year-old is going to take...
+34for anyone wondering, this story isn't about me for anyone wondering, this story isn't about me
+34depends on the college 1. don't stay in your room,...depends on the college 1. don't stay in your room, unpack the essentials, say goodbye to mom & dad, and get ready to enjoy the fuck out of life 2. at some point between now & when classes start, go through your schedule on foot (meaning walk between buildings as you would on a given day),...
+34Having grown up in a small town of 4,000 people located...Having grown up in a small town of 4,000 people located in a blue collar county in the midwest, I resonate with Trump's populist movement. My county had a margin favoring Trump of greater than 20% despite voting for Obama in 2008. **Trump is the first person to truly relate with the blue...
+35It's pretty simple for me. I trust scientists with my...It's pretty simple for me. I trust scientists with my air travel, medicine, etc and I'm not going to cherry-pick one thing to be super skeptical about just because it's inconvenient to me. Also, who stands to profit in this scenario? If I look at oil companies vs. academics, the answer is...
+34You work at UBS?You work at UBS?
+341. Sharpen our pencils. 2. We need to give them a...1. Sharpen our pencils. 2. We need to give them a peak under the kimono/skirt. 3. We have the steak, but need the sizzle. 4. Guys, we're going pencils down. 5. Where are we going to be when the music stops? 6. Ya...you think you can massage these numbers a bit? 7. We...
+34Spot on. Don't forget that guy from high school that...Spot on. Don't forget that guy from high school that dropped out of college but tries to convince everyone he's a dedicated entrepreneur now by sharing cheesy articles like "The 3 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Do"
+34One of my friends told me a story of this girl who, the...One of my friends told me a story of this girl who, the day before Brexit (S&T SA), went out to happy hour with her team, got extremely drunk threw up on their HR manager, and a MD had to take her home. Obviously, she forgot to set her alarm and showed up at 11am on the morning of Brexit.
+34First internship interview ever - had been preparing the...First internship interview ever - had been preparing the classic technicals and memorizing every day where the S&P, 10 year treasury, oil prices, etc. were at, but for some reason I never looked at the DOW. In the middle of the interview and the guy goes, "could you tell me where the DOW is...
+34Forbes must have missed all the under-30's on LinkedIn...Forbes must have missed all the under-30's on LinkedIn who are "CEO / Entrepreneur / Thought Leader / Disruptor / Reiki Healer"
+34I like to spend my bonus on a diversified basket of...I like to spend my bonus on a diversified basket of low-fee index funds. Also, my favorite flavor of ice cream is vanilla, and I spend my mornings power-walking around the neighborhood and listening to NPR.
+40You are worried about your friends thinking that you...You are worried about your friends thinking that you think you're better than them. You probably already think that regardless of what your salary is. The numbers don't make a difference man, I can tell you're going to try to show that you make a lot anyway. Your friends either already know...
+36There are a lot of logical and statistical fallacies in...There are a lot of logical and statistical fallacies in this post, but I want to keep my job.
+34don't worry bud you're not forced to do anything. ...don't worry bud you're not forced to do anything. actually, lemme do you a favor - pm me the name of the firm and you can contact them and let em know that while you aren't as happy with the opportunity, I'd be happy to take your spot
+34He was going out for coffee and asked if you wanted...He was going out for coffee and asked if you wanted one? Proud of you dude
+34Thought I ended a HireVue question but it actually...Thought I ended a HireVue question but it actually caught me saying "I'm not gonna get this shit" and laughing to myself
+35I used to work pretty closely with a lot of the MDs at...I used to work pretty closely with a lot of the MDs at Moelis (they all came from somewhere else originally, so knowing a lot of them from other banks when they first started wasn't uncommon). I also used to work at Lazard as an analyst, so I have little sympathy for the long hours. The MDs at...
+35It's more because of supply and demand, than difficult...It's more because of supply and demand, than difficult work. Banking gives you a very broad set of skills, including attention to detail, working in a team, handling stress, talking to senior people, and knowing how to adapt to different situations. These skills are marketable in a lot of areas,...
+33As someone who did two summers in investment banking at...As someone who did two summers in investment banking at the same top bulge bracket and subsequently turned down a full time offer, I want to echo what another poster wrote about being wary of greener grass. It never is. There are always tradeoffs. The truth is that few jobs are...
+33Great topic, thanks for doing this. How would you...Great topic, thanks for doing this. How would you rank the Target vs. the non-Targets? What obstacles did you overcome to make it into a Target? Stats? Are you a URM? How did the cashier treat given your late status? Did you meet any future (or current) leaders of the world...
+33VP here at a BB, promoted from analyst to associate to...VP here at a BB, promoted from analyst to associate to VP with no MBA. I have been in the business pre/during/post crisis. The changes have been profound and the wall street career path is no longer what was promised. In fact, if you ask me today if I would recommend you to become a banker,...
+33you forgot the other part of that quote: "chill out,...you forgot the other part of that quote: "chill out, have a perfect resume, attend HYP, kill our video interview, and don't even think of applying if the word 'state' is in your alma mater." hypocrite
+33i've seen a lot of your comments recently, and i really...i've seen a lot of your comments recently, and i really dislike you
+33You should definitely keep putting in 11%. I actually...You should definitely keep putting in 11%. I actually recommend 15% if you can manage it, and don't hit the contribution cap although you're basically covering that with the employer match. I get it, equities are expensive. And socking money away that you could spend elsewhere is a real...
+33keep em coming FTB. echoing dogs, and I live in the...keep em coming FTB. echoing dogs, and I live in the south. train your fucking animal. not a manhattan issue most likely, but we all have outside parking, I cannot fucking stand the dumb daddy's money girl who always parks her range rover in 1.25 spaces. it's like yeah, she tried to fit in...
+33Thanks guys,p.s. The good news is that I can continue...Thanks guys,p.s. The good news is that I can continue fucking my co-worker on a more serious basis awwwh yeaah (see: https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-bad-is-...) I think I found out the real reason why you got let go haha
+33A few years back, I was interning at a boutique tech...A few years back, I was interning at a boutique tech bank. The CEO liked to bark out his emails to his Admin sitting at the desk right outside his office. The Admin would typically leave by 5, but the CEO still needed someone to "tee up emails" for him. I was that lucky intern. When you sit at...
+33lmao pulled out my mugshot on my phone during a superday...lmao pulled out my mugshot on my phone during a superday ... question was "what's one of your biggest mistakes?" .. it was a 2v1, with an Analyst and VP. The VP thought I was a savage from his response, but stupid shit like that is what leaves young savages unemployed. gotta minimize the...
+34Interviewer: Why not go work for where you can...Interviewer: Why not go work for where you can essentially own your business and be your own boss? Me: Because I don't want to sit around all day trying to sell annuities to old ladies Interviewer: I used to work for
+33I'd live in hell if the pay package was lucrative...I'd live in hell if the pay package was lucrative enough.
+33In a BB superday: "Tell me a joke." "What did 50...In a BB superday: "Tell me a joke." "What did 50 cent say to his grandma when she gave him a sweater? 'G-u-nit?!'" I didn't get the offer.
+33As I am preparing for a potential career in investment...As I am preparing for a potential career in investment banking, I decide to mimic the work dynamics at an IB to train my brain and body. This is hysterical
+33always using hyphens - because it's coolalways using hyphens - because it's cool
+33>Mid August >Throwaway account >Brings up tech...>Mid August >Throwaway account >Brings up tech industry >Compares money >Tries to troll Yep, someone did not get the return offer.
+34Sounds like you're a blastSounds like you're a blast
+33Tech is 100X worse. It is? Yes. I work at...Tech is 100X worse. It is? Yes. I work at a FAANG tech firm, and the culture and people are beyond obnoxious. 1. Bad personal hygiene, and they dress like shit. 2. No interests outside of coding. 3. Socially awkward and weird. 4. Ultra liberal SJWs who engage in constant...
+34 I wanted money. I wanted respect. I wanted to be a... I wanted money. I wanted respect. I wanted to be a somebody in the eyes of myself and others. You still do. This is why you're 'sharing' your story here. You want to read all of the 'good for you' replies and feel special. Now you've switched your focus from money to fame/attention....
+32ex cfo during the dot com period late nineties... The...ex cfo during the dot com period late nineties... The single most important choice you will ever have to really make is the person you marry. She can make you or break you. Don't pay attention to the pop psychology bull. No other investment can be anywhere as significant. And you don't just...
+34I'm a first year analyst in corporate banking. I'm not...I'm a first year analyst in corporate banking. I'm not sure how Citi structures their CB department but as a first year analyst, you'd be focusing more on underwriting transactions and monitoring the debt portfolio rather than schmoozing clients. A first year analyst would have no idea how to...
+32I already have an MBA, but am thinking of applying again...I already have an MBA, but am thinking of applying again for another degree for a two year vacation, a chance to share some of my experiences with the next generation, and to flex my gray matter a little bit. Also, I intend to drink all of my classmates under the table. Of course, I'll write...
+33Looking for the AUTHENTIC Wall Street Summer Experience...Looking for the AUTHENTIC Wall Street Summer Experience (Financial District) Looking for an apartment within a 4.5 mile radius of Wall Street. My summer internship at an elite bank and starts in late May. Don't worry about rent because you know I'm getting PAID. Must be close to Wall Street....
+32 Thanks. It hurts to say but most of it is for random... Thanks. It hurts to say but most of it is for random weekend trips, going out on the weekends, and going out for nice dinners, especially if its a date. I also did two trips to Europe in my two years here (over a week each time), ski trips out West, multiple trips to Vegas, etc. Food...
+32Never know when you might need the info. Interview going...Never know when you might need the info. Interview going bad? Smile and say I know where your kids go to school.
+32I didn't even need to look at your username to know you...I didn't even need to look at your username to know you wrote this.
+33America is thought of as a second tier country because...America is thought of as a second tier country because we're behind or vastly different from the traditionally "top countries" (mostly in Europe) in the following: -quality of primary education -defense spending (we spend a LOT) -cost of healthcare -social rights (LGBT stuff) -gun...
+32Reading the NYTimes. Your first mistake. People...Reading the NYTimes. Your first mistake. People ruining this country are the politicians plain and simple. The wealthy pay the vast majority of the taxes in this country. That revenue goes to the government where it is pissed away. Blaming the rich because poor people choose base pleasure...
+32In '87, Huey released this, Fore!, their most...In '87, Huey released this, Fore!, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends,...
+32Thoughts on threatening Cletus with physical...Thoughts on threatening Cletus with physical violence? The actual worst case scenario is always death, and if you’re cool with that, you got no fears in life. And murder is a good solution a lot of times. Super hard to convict if they don’t find a body. I don’t have a prenup cause my...
+34I have Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Thinking...I have Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Thinking of getting rid of Instagram. Snapchat proves its worth because you can be discrete on it (convos delete when you're done). It's great to use for hookups. This guy fucks.
+34I agree, but anything the govt does will be...I agree, but anything the govt does will be criticized. Student loans came about as people cried that college was only for the rich. So the govt helps. Now people complain about why did the govt let them do this. Just walk away. Allow private lenders to lend, allow people to claim...
+32I have worked in one of the best of both categories of...I have worked in one of the best of both categories of firms. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. When people tell you one model is better than the other, a smart listener thinks critically to dig in and assess *why* the person speaking is saying that. It's inherently...
+33I can totally respect that underlying philosophy, so...I can totally respect that underlying philosophy, so I'll rephrase: * Your 1570 is very impressive and you should be confident in and proud of how your abilities are showcased by that score. * I get that there's a wow factor with 1600, but I can't imagine a reasonable employer would...
+32I am still young.. but still i realize that things like...I am still young.. but still i realize that things like this are so sad to hear about. not just because someone died, but also because they killed themselves for reasons that are so insignificant. (assuming the suicides were largely driven by academic pressure - grades, school workload,...
+33Great post, the preponderance of which rings true from...Great post, the preponderance of which rings true from my experience. Having been through this process on both sides of the table now, I have a few reactions: 1. I heartily disagree with the idea that having a closed deal at all differentiates you as a candidate - especially the suggestion...
+31Others might disagree but regarding fit questions for...Others might disagree but regarding fit questions for CRE shops, generally speaking you're dealing with a demographically and culturally similar crowd as greater finance, so I don't think you'll go wrong sticking to the ground rules. If you're interviewing for a product-specific shop, their...
+31You don't get into commercial real estate to be an...You don't get into commercial real estate to be an office drone or wallow in middle management your whole life. The goal is to get promoted to Development Manager, get experience, and then either get promoted to management or go off on your own. No one's getting paid $200k flat to play in Excel...
+31I totally just checked this to make sure it wasn't my...I totally just checked this to make sure it wasn't my cold email circulating Thank god
+31cool story brocool story bro
+31Jesus Christ, I got an aneurysm reading this Jesus Christ, I got an aneurysm reading this
+31I know somebody paying child support for one of his...I know somebody paying child support for one of his kids, the child's mother's car and home are bigger than his. This guy was so well to do you could see his Beemer on Church on Sunday, he could Win the Bonus Pool and drive off in a Hyundai. With the funds from the prenup she was supposed to buy...
+33i work at a BB in IB, and HR are the most incompetent...i work at a BB in IB, and HR are the most incompetent retards I've ever met in my life. Totally understand the poor interns.
+31Middle Market Shop bonuses are looking exceptional. It's...Middle Market Shop bonuses are looking exceptional. It's where the real money is in this new economy. Left a BB three years ago and have seen bigger bonuses every year.
+33"Became borderline alcoholic (was having 4-5 drinks..."Became borderline alcoholic (was having 4-5 drinks every day after work, sometimes before work although not that often)" All the other stuff sounded bad, but if you can stop at 5 drinks, you are nowhere near alcoholism.
+31Asians are smart, so for certain jobs it could be a...Asians are smart, so for certain jobs it could be a plus. Korean names are easier to pronounce. Chinese a little harder but still doable. no offence to SE Asians, particularly Vietnamese folk, but some of you have names that would guarantee a non interview, e.g: Phuc Dat Bich - real...
+45Yeah bro, your mom sounds like a NF, bottom tier,...Yeah bro, your mom sounds like a NF, bottom tier, non-target, botique hippy GDI. Steal all her weed and sell it to your frat brahs for some extra cash. You're gonna have to lie to all your brahs so they think your dad is rich if you want to break into a top tier frat. If not, try taking a bid to...
+31Sounds like Michael Scott and Jan...Sounds like Michael Scott and Jan...
+31Technically not an internship story because I never got...Technically not an internship story because I never got the offer, but here goes... So, I'm a rising senior at a non-target and desperately need a summer internship. After a bunch of cold calling and emailing, I finally get an interview at a small PE shop an hour from where I'm going to...
+31One of my first MDs became infuriated with the intern...One of my first MDs became infuriated with the intern who was sitting next to me a few years ago. Basically the intern simply didn't know the answer to the question and tried to BS his way out. Cue MDs slaming his fist on what he thought was the interns sandwich. Turns out it was mine and it...
+31You shouldn't smile at all. Keep your mouth shut and...You shouldn't smile at all. Keep your mouth shut and maintain a stiff smolder. In fact, don't even talk at all. Don't respond to any questions, just look at the interviewer.
+33One time this fucking Citi nerd asked me what my major...One time this fucking Citi nerd asked me what my major was. I was like bro....do you know who my fucking dad is??? Do you know WHAT FUCKING FRAT I WAS IN?!?!?! And you have the audacity to sit here and ask me about schoolwork????? I was like Allen Iverson in his practice bit. I said "Major???"...
+31CNBC is way too gay; everybody who's anybody watches FOX...CNBC is way too gay; everybody who's anybody watches FOX BUSINESS!
+31That is fucking disgusting.That is fucking disgusting.
+33I can already see the headline on CNN: "Internet forum...I can already see the headline on CNN: "Internet forum user 'GridironCEO' fired from investment bank amidst sexual harassment allegations from coworker. #MeToo." It's not a safe time for a man to be shitting where he eats. Proceed at your own risk, my brother.
+31Change "build" to "bang" and we could get a much more...Change "build" to "bang" and we could get a much more interesting thread goin here
+31"pls show client resurgence in industry" "get creative..."pls show client resurgence in industry" "get creative this isn't a science" "wtf ER put a sell rating on our client" "get that guy back from vacation" "make better"
+31I am not at a megafund. Here is my perspective on how it...I am not at a megafund. Here is my perspective on how it works at a senior level. **1)** It depends entirely on the fund you're at. Political climates vary from firm to firm. Blackstone, for instance, offers a slower promotion scheme but very attractive pay (albeit on a longer-term carry...
+31I mention private equity firms in casual conversations...I mention private equity firms in casual conversations to remind them of their abysmal interviews.
+33You sound like a really awkward dude. GL this summer budYou sound like a really awkward dude. GL this summer bud
+30This is pretty common. I went through the same...This is pretty common. I went through the same evolution and it took me a couple of years to realize that it had even happened. It is a terrible feeling when you wake up one day and realize that you're an asshole. You want to go back and apologize to all of those people that you degraded but...
+301) It tends to be MM shops that allow you stay without...1) It tends to be MM shops that allow you stay without an MBA. The MF model is really formulaic; structured processes for recruiting, intake, and exit. MM funds are less rigid; if someone excellent comes through and by their second year is already functioning effectively as a Vice President, the...
+32IB keeps its’ rep because no one will admit they...IB keeps its’ rep because no one will admit they slaved away their undergrad earning perfect grades to simply slave away at a IB as a glorified assistant. So they make it sound ‘baller with how much money they make and how they are closing deals and what not. In reality, they are...
+32Because most on this forum are risk averse, insecure...Because most on this forum are risk averse, insecure motherfuckers
+32You sound like a desperate, old person. Have you thought...You sound like a desperate, old person. Have you thought about just going back to school?
+30I'm not trying to be mean here, I'm just being seriously...I'm not trying to be mean here, I'm just being seriously straightforward. So you're questioning whether you're really willing to be there for him at a time when he probably needs support and understanding rather than the people around him thinking "but what about me"? If that's the case,...
+30climate change is real, I just don't believe it's solely...climate change is real, I just don't believe it's solely a human thing. looking at this chart by NOAA (https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/globalwarming/temperature-change.html) it's pretty evident that there's a strong correlation between CO2 and temperature change. there were no SUVs 300,000 years...
+30Let me check the interview guide what the right answer...Let me check the interview guide what the right answer is and get back to you
+30is she a subordinate? is she a superior? do you...is she a subordinate? is she a superior? do you work in the same office? do you ever work on projects together? how often did you see each other pre-breakup? if she's a subordinate or a superior, just say no. only if she's the same level as you or close should you consider this....
+30Or one of those really inefficient ones. *watches...Or one of those really inefficient ones. *watches Youtube videos at work *forgot to mention that OP was to pick him up *cannot follow basic map directions easily *married a neurotic woman
+32I'm a woman. I've always been against affirmative...I'm a woman. I've always been against affirmative action. Maybe that all you said is true, maybe also that nobody gives a fuck about your simplistic generalizations since what matters is the individual behind. That's why there are interviews, so you can get an idea of the person behind and how...
+39people that need validation from a digital network are...people that need validation from a digital network are doomed for a life of misery.
+30the fact that you would make a post about this shows why...the fact that you would make a post about this shows why you wouldn't be invited
+54People hate on frats because they are rape clubs for...People hate on frats because they are rape clubs for guys with small dicks in pastel sweaters who drink too much. Where is the surprise in the hatred for this?
+30Research analyst goes he covers "Gaming & Lodging" . I...Research analyst goes he covers "Gaming & Lodging" . I proceed to ask him about Nintendo.
+31Care less about what other people think. I get that...Care less about what other people think. I get that that sounds trite, but there's a very powerful mindset to adopt. We are all nothing other than a collection of atoms hurtling through space. Someone else's opinion of you is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Sure, if that someone is...
+31haha dudez fuck liberals amirite?!haha dudez fuck liberals amirite?!
+30 Saw a college chick that was a big proponent of... Saw a college chick that was a big proponent of "smashing capitalism" and installing a marxist/communist system. It got me thinking why do people hate capitalism? First thing that's interesting is that people don't know what capitalism is. Discuss what it is, as it seems to be hotly debated on...
+31Where is the chase, and how do I cut to it? I've met...Where is the chase, and how do I cut to it? I've met Aziz a few times and have hung out with him and Alan Yang before. Aziz is probably confused and pissed off. It's not like he forced her to go out with him. It's not like he forced her back to his apartment. It's not like he forced her to...
+31I think your model has a formula error in cell D6 and...I think your model has a formula error in cell D6 and E6, please revise. Additionally, let's circle back also on the assumptions made in column C, as C6 seems rather aggressive. Finally, can you please re-perform the analysis on a quarterly basis to give a prospective recruiter a better sense of...
+30This is full-proof. *fool-proofThis is full-proof. *fool-proof
+30I just talked to the other person like a normal human being.I just talked to the other person like a normal human being.
+29Do you have to go to a target school to do models and...Do you have to go to a target school to do models and bottles? What is the minimum GPA to do models & bottles? How is the culture of front office models different from back office models? What type suit should I wear to models & bottles? How technical are the questions that the models will...
+33Personally, I must disagree. I find these...Personally, I must disagree. I find these posts/emails/thoughts so sophomoric, egocentric and ill-informed. Everything about the email is just utterly ridiculous. I could tear it apart line by line but why waste the time or energy. If I had to guess, this email wasn't written by a highly...
+29If you have an accent see footnote If you don't have...If you have an accent see footnote If you don't have an accent, read the following: Talk to them like a person. Don't be nervous, don't put on a facade that isn't real. You'll get exposed in less than three minutes. Don't lie to them. Women are the best liars on planet earth, their...
+29This resume looks like a restaurant menuThis resume looks like a restaurant menu
+30So just to be clear, you actually aren't libertarianSo just to be clear, you actually aren't libertarian
+29Okay so here's what you've gotta do: 1) Shit on his deskOkay so here's what you've gotta do: 1) Shit on his desk
+29"What are the **3** most important skills needed to be..."What are the **3** most important skills needed to be an investment banker?" "1. Enthusiasm 2. Grit 3. **Attention to Detail** 4. Commercialism" "Investment Banking - Industry/Coverage - **Intern**" I LOLed
+29assuming you're there purely to improve your career...assuming you're there purely to improve your career prospects, here are the keys to the kingdom young padawan. 0. THE PREPARATION: is this a holiday themed party? is it business casual? business casual is hard to fuck up, but if it's holiday themed, don't wear a naked santa sweater or the one...
+29Let me add a few points to this topic: 1. Things are...Let me add a few points to this topic: 1. Things are getting worse for the hedge fund industry right now. I don't want the various qualifications I'm going to make below to make it seem like this isn't the case. I expect things may continue to get worse for some time; the longer trend is...
+29Okay, for the lil' monkey in the building: the hardest...Okay, for the lil' monkey in the building: the hardest part about any of the 'prestigious' jobs that are mentioned on these forums is actually getting them in the first place. Particularly banking, which evolves from a job revolving around PPTs to that of sales (which is entirely relationship...
+29What would personally worry me is that the managing...What would personally worry me is that the managing partner of the firm has so much free time that she can join WSO to hype her program. Makes me question what deal flow the firm could possibly have.
+32First off, not cool. Second off, we need more women...First off, not cool. Second off, we need more women on corporate boards. State Street isn't arguing for gender parity; they're just arguing the fact that if a corporate board has no women at all on it, that's a problem. And it's a reasonable ask to make sure most or all corporate boards...
+30..
+31I'm calling BS here. First off how would a blank email...I'm calling BS here. First off how would a blank email set off any HR red flags- HR can read thousands of emails a day with much more questionable content and the first thing they call out is a BLANK email? Second, the kid could literally say he was sending his old boss his contact info and that...
+29Sounds like he wanted you to rail his daughter and post...Sounds like he wanted you to rail his daughter and post it online for him to watch.
+30Only fifty bucks man.Only fifty bucks man.
+34This country would be better off euthanizing young...This country would be better off euthanizing young idiots than adults who have contributed to society. Honestly, WSO, this is the level of autistic, stupid, drivel that is shit out more often than not. I have the urge to read 50 pages of a technical book just to offset the brain damage I...
+29Whether you have 5 or 30 minutes, the process is always...Whether you have 5 or 30 minutes, the process is always the same: - Step 1: Read the exec summary to understand what the company does => growth story, mature business, turnaround, etc. - Step 2: Go through the P&L and understand the main trends (i.e. strong top-line but still poor...
+29I admit I fooled around a lot from ages 0-7 so my...I admit I fooled around a lot from ages 0-7 so my backstory isn't that compelling, but this makes a lot of sense. I was considering the lemonade option but was concerned about exit opps. The role lends itself well to the trading desk, maybe less so to PE. In addition, the sugar market has been a...
+30As a former currency trader who now invests in...As a former currency trader who now invests in technology businesses, I feel compelled to comment--this shit is nuts. The vast majority of these ICOs are going to 0. The vast majority of so-called 'blockchain' businesses are going to 0. I'm old enough to remember the dot.com bubble. In...
+29This is worse than Hitler.This is worse than Hitler.
+28Oh please. OP, here's a list for you: Silly shit...Oh please. OP, here's a list for you: Silly shit assistant vice presidents do: 1) go on wall street oasis and write posts complaining about the silly shit their interns do. The end. There was a day when you were an annoying little intern shithead, too. So was I. Do the right thing...
+28@"mbavsmfin", yet again, you are commenting on something...@"mbavsmfin", yet again, you are commenting on something you have no clue about. I tend to agree that MBAs should look at banking as a career choice, but the reality is that only 50% of the associates we hire make VP and only 10% will make MD (at any bank). They need to exit...
+28In the end, it was a very simple realisation that the...In the end, it was a very simple realisation that the client I needed to serve with full dedication and commitment was my family and not McK or any of its clients.
+28I'm a senior undergrad now and I was definitely more...I'm a senior undergrad now and I was definitely more reserved/introverted first couple years of school. That has slowly changed over the years. Last year I met with a MBA program director at our school of business to get some advice on how to get into a career in Investment Management. He is a...
+28There are no such thing as perks in investment banking....There are no such thing as perks in investment banking. If you call cabs home at 3am, sad soggy in-office seamless meals, and a metro card "perks" then you should reevaluate things
+28Not at a HF but usually it goes something like...Not at a HF but usually it goes something like this Victoria's Secret Model #1: "So what do you do for a living?" Me: "Well I work in finance, specifically, Asset Management" Victoria's Secret Model #2: "You can manage my assets any time you'd like" Victoria's Secret Model #1: "Is your...
+28I was surprised to read this. I'm usually a big fan of...I was surprised to read this. I'm usually a big fan of your thoughts, Edmundo, but I can't say I follow you on this one. What the hell is this idea of a "level playing field?" People decide what they're willing to do and what sacrifices they're willing to make in order to perform on a test...
+28I recommend everyone get familiar with "The Big Five"...I recommend everyone get familiar with "The Big Five" RBC, Royal Bank of Canada TD Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank Scotiabank, Bank of Nova Scotia BMO, Bank of Montreal CIBC, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Let's talk salary and exit opps!
+29Brazzers Inc.Brazzers Inc.
+28I'm 24 and have about 3k in the bank, 6k in my 401k, and...I'm 24 and have about 3k in the bank, 6k in my 401k, and -75k of student loans. These comments definitely make me depressed. It will differ from person-to-person based on their school, amount of family support, cost of living, etc... I wouldn't compare yourself to others when you are in your...
+28The most painful part of that is his tie knotThe most painful part of that is his tie knot
+28The fuck is a cock up? Is that like when you lay down on...The fuck is a cock up? Is that like when you lay down on your stomach and lift yourself up with your boner?
+28My buddy went to a **diversity event** for MS and before...My buddy went to a **diversity event** for MS and before standing up and asking a question the MD said "this better not be a stupid question about the economy or interest rates," My buddy asked the MD, "No, what is your perspective on diversity and how it effects the work culture at MS". The MD...
+28Sometimes I ask myself why I still visit this website Sometimes I ask myself why I still visit this website
+30Texas should be #1, easily the best state in this union,...Texas should be #1, easily the best state in this union, easily the best state on planet earth or any other planet.
+30This is a great post as I was actually considering...This is a great post as I was actually considering posting something similar on here. Even though I grew up poor, I've always found myself surrounded by more affluent kids and people that went to the best schools from Duke to Cornell. But being poor, I often encounter where people I know do envy...
+28One day the MD at a MM bank where I was interning at...One day the MD at a MM bank where I was interning at came up to me around 9 PM and asked me if I had my drivers license. I said "yes", to which he replied: good. report here at 6AM tomorrow. Whole floor started laughing and I taught it was a joke. To be cautionaus I still went there. Met the MD...
+28"Toby is in HR, which technically means he works for..."Toby is in HR, which technically means he works for corporate. So, he's really not a part of our family. Also, he's divorced. So he's really not a part of *his* family" -Michael Scott
+28My mentality about all of this: who fucking...My mentality about all of this: who fucking cares? No, I am not salty. I have a little more self worth than that.
+30Accidentally drop your business cards (though from your...Accidentally drop your business cards (though from your previous thread I assume an intern like you wouldn't have any)
+29Your mom is less attractive than she was years ago....Your mom is less attractive than she was years ago. Finance rules the fucking universe!
+28Here are a couple of things you really ought to...Here are a couple of things you really ought to understand starting now: 1) There's no industry you enter that won't require you to spend time doing bitch work as you learn the ropes. 2) There isn't a working professional alive making $200K plus who isn't constantly stressed. No one will...
+31If you actually are a reader of WSO for a year now, you...If you actually are a reader of WSO for a year now, you had to have known that by making a post like this, you were going to get eviscerated. Assuming you're not a troll, I'll try to take a whack at this... I've been a reader of WSO since nearly 1 year now and never would I have thought that...
+28 because crypto trades almost exclusively on... because crypto trades almost exclusively on fundamentals And pigs also have recently grown wings. Saw one flying over my building the other day. Let me put it this way - any asset which doesn't generate cash doesn't have any "fundamentals" on which to trade. Even those which do...
+29If you’re an academic, the market never corrects:...If you’re an academic, the market never corrects: it’s always correct. YOU just got it wrong. Theoretically speaking of course...from a certain point of view. Reality is, market participants collectively and individually get things REALLY wrong. All. The. Time. One of two things...
+29Thank you so much. Even if you're not doing this...Thank you so much. Even if you're not doing this because you sympathize with me personally, I really appreciate the help. I've been trying to reach out to anyone that can take this down and haven't received a response. @AndyLouis" @WallStreetOasis.com" What can I say, I’m trying to do a...
+28* Quit my full-time sales position making decent...* Quit my full-time sales position making decent money, and moved back home with my parents. * Started looking for unpaid internships in boutique IB (Low GPA, Non-busness Degree) * Leveraged two unpaid internships to convince one to pay me part-time money. * I worked full-time...
+29RE: "Stats show that only 3-4% of people would describe...RE: "Stats show that only 3-4% of people would describe themselves as non-monogamous. Is that right or is that just growing?" Don't quite understand what you're asking here, but polyamorous relationships have been around much longer than in the last 10 years, or an idea that this generation...
+27The issue of getting girls has come up more than once...The issue of getting girls has come up more than once lately. I've been everywhere of recent...out of school close 2 yrs now, so i remember what it was like in college, know how things work in terms of personalities on the street, etc. worked in BO, work in FO,etc. I saw a post a few weeks ago...
+27Let's start with the basics. 1. Nothing is...Let's start with the basics. 1. Nothing is impossible. 2. Hope is not a strategy. At some point, the probability for a given event is low enough that you should consider it impossible. For example, I could tell you to go win the lottery which would give you the funds to start running an...
+27Well since everyone already brought up the possibility...Well since everyone already brought up the possibility that he's a mega douche, I'm going to propose another possibility which is that you might have unintentionally offended him somehow. Go through your interactions with the firm and firm x, phone calls you had, chat before the interview, and...
+34Wait - am I the only one here who finds this topic most...Wait - am I the only one here who finds this topic most disturbing ? Having a rich, vivid personal life is important, and it's definitely not something you should strive to suppress. And it's only fair that you would have a large portion of your life to dedicate to it. Having friends outside of...
+27He climbed the ladder and pulled it up behind himselfHe climbed the ladder and pulled it up behind himself
+27If you even mention EBITDA, you may get the stink eye....If you even mention EBITDA, you may get the stink eye. Quick rundown: Asset Level Revenues - Asset Level Expenses = Net Operating Income. Net Operating Income (NOI) less Capital Expenditures (Purchase Price, Closing Costs, Tenant Improvements, Leasing Commissions, Capital Reserves) = Unleveraged...
+29The attitude and personality that makes for a successful...The attitude and personality that makes for a successful banker are antithetical to the traits I look for in a partner. I'm only 20 and I might be naive, but I personally prefer artists as I find personal expression very intriguing (and lacking from my own life)
+27If you're a developer, point at a skyscraper and say, "I...If you're a developer, point at a skyscraper and say, "I build these." If you're an investor, point at a skyscraper and say, "I own these." If you're a broker, point at a skyscraper and say, "I sell these." Don't underestimate the power of sheer douchebaggery.
+27The proletariatThe proletariat
+27Not to put down on anyone. Just trying to make a point....Not to put down on anyone. Just trying to make a point. I have a good friend that I went to the same school (undergraduate). We met in 2007 so this year marks our 10th year of our friendship. Right after school, we took a total different part. And fast forward 10 years, our lives are totally far...
+30To answer your question. No. Not really. To be rich...To answer your question. No. Not really. To be rich requires ownership. Bankers are not owners, they're salaried employees. But it is possible that it could be a platform on which to build by gaining the means to ownership. Also, I read your post in a Chinese accent.
+34When I was getting very peeved about monogamy, my wife...When I was getting very peeved about monogamy, my wife said she's be OK with me fucking other girls as long as she didn't see it and it was one time stuff if it meant keeping me because I'm pretty great but also a giant fuck-up and it confuses chicks and they're into that for some reason. But I...
+27Smoke show of an intern we had, who was batshit crazy...Smoke show of an intern we had, who was batshit crazy (no surprise here), went out on the city every night. After staying out on yachts with 40 year old divorced bankers/lawyers till 6AM every morning doing all sorts of behavior she'd stroll into the office at 9ish. Since the manager was too...
+27So your dream job is to work in PE for IB pay? Nice.So your dream job is to work in PE for IB pay? Nice.
+29Appletinis are gayAppletinis are gay
+27interesting question to think about. if I'm...interesting question to think about. if I'm understanding you correctly, what you're wondering is even if Trump does what his agenda says, can we reverse our deflationary environment? also, what does it all mean for the future? I enjoy thinking about these sorts of things and am blessed to have...
+27At lunch, in between rounds 2 and 3 of an interview for...At lunch, in between rounds 2 and 3 of an interview for a boutique consulting firm. With a manager and an associate (I was interviewing to be an analyst). Manager: So how do you like ? Me: I love it. I actually grew up around here, and I'd like to move back. Manager: I like it here too....
+27I will always remember one of the first times I had a...I will always remember one of the first times I had a phone interview for an internship. Expecting a call at a certain time, I was role playing how the call would go and putting to much thought into how to start the call. The call comes in, VP introduces himself from which I say "Good...
+27A small unassuming sack. A small unassuming sack.
+27I'm one of those guys who had his college totally paid...I'm one of those guys who had his college totally paid for and got down payment assistance from parents. Should I be envied? I mean, I've been super blessed, yes, but I struggle with envying tall men, handsome men, people who were smart enough to get into Ivy League schools, good public...
+27Best one I ever received was the following: "Make Better."Best one I ever received was the following: "Make Better."
+27No problem - happy to help. To illustrate how I would...No problem - happy to help. To illustrate how I would think about your table above, see the example below of someone who starts as a Vice President and then gets promoted to Principal and then Director after three years at each title (obviously timeframe for promotion and actual titles will...
+27It is definitely my intention and I know people who have...It is definitely my intention and I know people who have pulled it off. The big question for me, that I don't yet have an answer to, is "when." Sure I can make a plan such as "within 5 years," "within 10 years," "by the time I'm 35," "when I have X amount in cash" etc. but there are so many...
+27Not sure if serious or being sarcastic. Girls at 1Oak at...Not sure if serious or being sarcastic. Girls at 1Oak at very hot, usually have thousands of instagram followers, and know their worth when it comes to the dating/1 night stand market. As an analyst you definitely are not "rich" or even "have money." Disposable income, sure. You're long term...
+27If you guys are so confident, why not put your money...If you guys are so confident, why not put your money where your mouth is and short it once the futures exchanges go live? Because 18 year olds can't get approved for margin, and/or don't have the initial margin to trade futures.
+28Explain to me how the GOP shot itself in the foot by...Explain to me how the GOP shot itself in the foot by lowering taxes for everyone? And how is raising taxes for those that already pay the majority of taxes, "fair"? That is such a subjective term, what is "fair", and who gets to decide what is and isn't "fair"? Here's an idea, give the money...
+29Offer your boss an OTPHJ and see if he goes for thatOffer your boss an OTPHJ and see if he goes for that
+28Buying a physical planner and writing down all your...Buying a physical planner and writing down all your responsibilities for the semester will help a lot. When everything is written down where you can visualize it, you don't have to carry the constant anxiety of all of it in your head all day. Other than that, run three miles a day, jerk off...
+27On WSO recently, I saw someone post a shirtless mirror...On WSO recently, I saw someone post a shirtless mirror selfie while wearing a winter hat indoors. Do you think that was an Einstein move?
+27I sold weed for a couple years while I was an analyst....I sold weed for a couple years while I was an analyst. Really helped bridge the gap when I was making a small salary with no bonus
+27Bump - what are exit options after her?Bump - what are exit options after her?
+311. Your exact question before you try to go...1. Your exact question before you try to go edit: "Anyone know of any firms or groups with fairly easy hours at associate and VP levels? I'm assuming there are some tier 3 and 4 banks with groups that aren't too bad. I imagine comp is a bit lower, but probably not by an enormous...
+27Go see a psychiatrist, this site won’t help you. Go see a psychiatrist, this site won’t help you.
+32Some sort of mental disorder where they pretend that...Some sort of mental disorder where they pretend that systemic child molestation wasn't covered up by their football coach and university.
+26Personally I don't think it's changed who I am but it's...Personally I don't think it's changed who I am but it's drastically changed how I live, and I'm older than the OP by a decade. The easiest way to conceptualize it when you're a college kid is that you drink cheap beer, cans of domestic crap, kegs, plastic half gallons of cheap vodka, etc. Maybe...
+26My first PE interview, I had no business being there. I...My first PE interview, I had no business being there. I was interviewing with a fund that basically only hired consultants, and the interview format was case study based. I had never done a case study in my entire life up until that point but I figured what the hell, an interview is an interview...
+27I don't give a shit what other people think and I don't...I don't give a shit what other people think and I don't hang out with hippies.
+28I'm not persuaded by any of the comments above, and I...I'm not persuaded by any of the comments above, and I think the discussion is very telling. If I'm not mistaken, the Middle East only accounts for 20% of the world's Muslim population, though we seldom hear of radical Islam outside the Middle East and Africa. As others have stated this is an...
+26I pay them 4.50 and thank them for my morning coffeeI pay them 4.50 and thank them for my morning coffee
+26Well, yes and no... I presume you have seen the endless...Well, yes and no... I presume you have seen the endless discussions of bond mkt liquidity. It's gotten to the point that Matt Levine at BBG now has a daily blurb dedicated to it. So let me start by saying that I believe that there are only two ways of making money in the mkt. They are: a)...
+27Plenty of people in their 30s are happily living the...Plenty of people in their 30s are happily living the single life, traveling the world, going to bars/clubs with an older clientele in mind... there is a whole world of happy 30-somethings living it up and loving it. Research actually shows people are happier in their 30s than in their...
+26Yeah he really boiled the ocean.Yeah he really boiled the ocean.
+26I mean the difference between Myspace and Facebook is...I mean the difference between Myspace and Facebook is the product cycle and other business ventures. Myspace was early on and just social, before the advent of the Iphone and other connection devices. Facebook locked college kids in with an incredibly useful product and ramped as the Iphone and...
+33Yay. Another thread for people who hate Trump to base...Yay. Another thread for people who hate Trump to base his policies.1) This should not have come to any surprise. Trump has been talking about this all during his campaign.2) It is a temporary ban - 90 days. This is to give our intelligence agencies time to develop proper vetting.3) If you are in...
+26I've found that using oil portraits of myself is the...I've found that using oil portraits of myself is the best route.
+26Pretty remarkable. This is the kind of drive to succeed...Pretty remarkable. This is the kind of drive to succeed the HF thought you had when they hired you. Well done.
+27This might not be an academic decision. He might be...This might not be an academic decision. He might be going there to get as much ass as possible.
+26OP, how are you enjoying selling your Mary Kay...OP, how are you enjoying selling your Mary Kay products? Facts about OP: 1) Currently still in school at a non-target 2) Tried extremely hard to break into IB 3) Could not break in, probably because he seems super fucking weird and anal 4) Has to self-rationalize why IB actually...
+27No. Stop being dumb. A MFin is irrelevant for you...No. Stop being dumb. A MFin is irrelevant for you career-wise, and won't help you prestige-wise nearly as much as you think it will. When people ask you what school you went to, if you say "oh I went to Princeton", you'll then have to clarify that you only got your MFin there and actually...
+26in all seriousness, finance is a great way to start...in all seriousness, finance is a great way to start because it teaches you all about business, every aspect of a company. what I keep noticing on these forums is kids just wanting to chase the hot dot. yes, it's important to know which industries are doing well versus which ones are...
+28My favorite one involved this guy who was a smart kid. ...My favorite one involved this guy who was a smart kid. Problem was he knew it and made sure everyone else did. I also suspect he took the whole Liar's Poker image a bit too much to heart. He strolls into the office on a Tuesday sometime during his second month, looking bright eyed and bushy...
+26This has become fucking ridiculous. Before you know it...This has become fucking ridiculous. Before you know it there will be super days in fucking high school if you get into a target. "So tell me about your experience mowing lawns"
+27Of course it was a terrible mistake from the intern, but...Of course it was a terrible mistake from the intern, but mistakes happen, especially as an intern with no experience. I would rather blame the MD for not seeing it. I mean it´s basically the work from an associate to check such things and mistakes from analysts, not even mentioning interns. It...
+26I'd say the mortal sin in banking is getting caught...I'd say the mortal sin in banking is getting caught BS'ing. To survive and thrive in IB, one must master BS'ing to the point that others become convinced you know what you are talking about. The most successful MD's at my BB didn't know shit, but they could BS their way through anything
+26Bout tree fiddyBout tree fiddy
+29Incremental progress is important. The world coming...Incremental progress is important. The world coming together about this issue and coming up with an agreement is a step forward even if it mostly amounts to political posturing. Yes, the US and the rest of the developed world should allocate significantly more resources to reduce carbon...
+26Know any good party life hacks I can try? Know any good party life hacks I can try?
+26Throw out the black dress shirtThrow out the black dress shirt
+28Listen you retarded shit, when I give a dog a bone I...Listen you retarded shit, when I give a dog a bone I don't want to hear what it fucking tastes like.
+26Fetus with no finance experience, with non-target parents.Fetus with no finance experience, with non-target parents.
+26I'm going to get monkey shit for this, but I'd rather be...I'm going to get monkey shit for this, but I'd rather be real here and help someone whose shoes I was in a while back. Don't bother with MO or BO dude. Its not a good place to be. Trust me. It is my hope that this gets stickied and pinned so that everyone making this decision has some insight...
+26Have you tried going to him, asking him questions,...Have you tried going to him, asking him questions, looking to see how you can add value to his operation? I know it's intimidating, but if you try to find some common ground (school, extracurriculars, current crypto events, etc) it makes it a lot easier to start a conversation. I know a lot of...
+26Hello current Wharton senior here (not going to RX but...Hello current Wharton senior here (not going to RX but have plenty of friends going to the shops you mentioned). I would generally agree that there's a trend where Rx shops are garnering more interest but let me qualify this with a couple of things: * The absolute top-tier of Wharton (top...
+27Why would you want to do this? Presumably, if you want...Why would you want to do this? Presumably, if you want to own a dog it's because you like dogs. If you like them you probably wouldn't want yours to be sitting in an empty apartment alone for 16 hours a day. Get one of the little cactuses and sit it on your desk in your cubicle. That should...
+26To the guys throwing monkey shit: A good friend of...To the guys throwing monkey shit: A good friend of mine is VP in Infra at a BB. He pulls an epic late night with some guys from a regional office, they literally finish printing / binding and hand to the MDs walking out the door at 9:00 am. After the meeting, cue all the emails from the MDs...
+26* **Proper Diet:** Your physique is heavily dependent...* **Proper Diet:** Your physique is heavily dependent on your diet. Meal prepping, watching what you eat, and knowing when you can splurge will result in a better body. When you look good, your clothes fit better, you feel better, and life in general is easier and more enjoyable. * ...
+26LOL. Are you the Moelis staffer?LOL. Are you the Moelis staffer?
+28Maybe it's because I'm from a different generation (not...Maybe it's because I'm from a different generation (not everyone got a trophy when I was growing up), but being a masculine male is still prized in my opinion. That doesn't mean being a sexist, racist asshole who feels like fighting and carrying a gun makes you a man (and I've been doing...
+25First off, congrats on the offer. Second, congrats on...First off, congrats on the offer. Second, congrats on losing the girl. She dumps you on one of the happier days of your still young life because you were partying too much? Unless by partying you mean you get drunk and beat her or tried to fuck her best friend, you're much better off without...
+25What the fucking fuck? Are you guys off your rockers? Do...What the fucking fuck? Are you guys off your rockers? Do so many of you really look at this and go, "What a bad idea! What kind of idiot would be so unprofessional? What if someone doesn't realise that it's a joke? Why is this guy wasting his time on this?" If anyone's reading this any...
+25Raising a first fund is really, really tough no matter...Raising a first fund is really, really tough no matter who you are (almost). I would never discourage anyone from being entrepreneurial but it is very difficult so if you decide to do it, truly know and accept it deep down. And I don't just mean on the surface and say that sure, other guys have...
+25How to stop rumors you're a womanizer: Send out a...How to stop rumors you're a womanizer: Send out a video to all of your friends/family of some guy buttfucking you.
+25completely agree smokin bro frazier, but I think you're...completely agree smokin bro frazier, but I think you're only scratching the surface. in the US, personal finance classes are being taught, and though not to EVERYone, the information is out there for all to learn. what I believe is the root of the problem is not ignorance, but...
+29You honestly need to find a place with good cell phone...You honestly need to find a place with good cell phone reception and one that is quiet where you can take these calls. I am surprised that he rescheduled after you missed the first call, and I am even more surprised that he didn't immediately end the call after hearing the loud background noise...
+25That's a hell of a lot of goals. Mine are a bit...That's a hell of a lot of goals. Mine are a bit more modest: Go a full year without pissing or shitting my pants in public.
+26Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, AUp, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A
+26You're about to get flooded with a bunch of bullshit to...You're about to get flooded with a bunch of bullshit to fly to Peru... What you need is to get into a routine. I'm talking regular every day shit, from getting up, when do you prepare your meals etc. do you work out? Up to you, but getting the basic shit into a routine is important. Next,...
+25Let me tell you what nobody on this forum is brave...Let me tell you what nobody on this forum is brave enough to admit to themselves: it really isn't so bad, and you're not crazy for resisting the cultural programming these early-20's man-children impose on themselves. A 100-hour week is the exception, not the norm, at most places.
+25A word of advice, don't read business insider.A word of advice, don't read business insider.
+26I want others to do well, especially the people I like....I want others to do well, especially the people I like. That's why I spend so much time on this forum coaching kids for free, for example. But I am also very ambitious - I did not come from money, and ever since I was a kid I was hungry for wealth (especially because I had rich childhood friends...
+25I spent two years in IB (one at a boutique, one at a MM)...I spent two years in IB (one at a boutique, one at a MM) and have spent the past several months in corp dev. All my offers were the only ones I had at the time. I had a bunch of boutique internships in undergrad, but sucked at interviewing, so I graduated undergrad without a job and ended up...
+28You're career will span 4 decades (at least). There will...You're career will span 4 decades (at least). There will be booms and busts. Consolidations and divestitures. Layoffs and hiring sprees. Do what you want, network and be resilient. Or work for the government and be a leach on society.
+25I'd recognize that college has little to do with...I'd recognize that college has little to do with learning, and everything to do with credentials and pedigree. My goal would therefore be to get the highest GPA possible in a reasonable major (e.g. business, accounting, econ or something) with the least amount of effort. I would only take the...
+30Well if you wanna do PE as a job, just make sure you...Well if you wanna do PE as a job, just make sure you have enough of those carts with wheels, dodgeballs, and authority so that your students mind you. I'm glad people are aspiring to do Physical Education these days. Kids are getting so fat in America.
+26If he had to announce that she is very hot then I'm...If he had to announce that she is very hot then I'm betting she isn't.
+25Yea but unlike a regular income statement, the wife can...Yea but unlike a regular income statement, the wife can literally halve that shit, and take the balance sheet with her
+25Man, this reads like the prelude to a mass shooting or...Man, this reads like the prelude to a mass shooting or something.
+25Big Short, Liar’s Poker, and Flash Boys (All by...Big Short, Liar’s Poker, and Flash Boys (All by Michael Lewis) are great reads. It will be very beneficial to understand inflation, interest rates, credit ratings and their relationship to the bond market(or issuing debt in general). I have some IB fixed income 101 packets I can send you as...
+25There's a practice sample question then you get one...There's a practice sample question then you get one attempt with each actual question (all behavioral and timed). These are the questions I practiced and wrote down: 1. Why this position (why are you a good fit for this position?) / why this company? 2. Talk about a time you dealt with a...
+25I also work two jobs, pay for my moms bills and bust my...I also work two jobs, pay for my moms bills and bust my ass. SO, as much as I appreciate your input, really not needed in this forum.
+25You are on the money that's it's only a matter of when,...You are on the money that's it's only a matter of when, not if they let you go. Your work performance/motivation aside, let's look at how to make the best of the situation. Your goal here should be to exit on your own terms. With that said, you should be playing for time on this Performance...
+25Fuck that, it isn't unethical. The job the guy was...Fuck that, it isn't unethical. The job the guy was hired for came with a set of job duties, if the duties are getting done the company is receiving the value they agreed to pay for. It isn't his fault that the company is so narrow minded to not check in with the guy on a regular basis to ensure...
+25Hollywood screenwriter, rather than a cranky quanty...Hollywood screenwriter, rather than a cranky quanty WSO troll driving around in a clunky used ford fusion (which replaced a rusty honda). %& why did I have to get an offer from Lehman Brothers? I could be in a beachfront mansion in Malibu right now looking out at the Pacific Ocean...
+25I didn't get an email like that but I guessing Wells is...I didn't get an email like that but I guessing Wells is trying to get you to open more accounts. Getting caught once isn't gonna stop them.
+25The current climate in America is decisively the...The current climate in America is decisively the result of a higher proportion of retards in the country versus those not. America's climate is determined by the earth's positioning around the sun, and fluctuates seasonly. To blame the mentally challenged is just ignorant.
+25Me: MD: "Yes." TF????Me: MD: "Yes." TF????
+26you look very handsome in that picture :)you look very handsome in that picture :)
+25I think I might actually hate youI think I might actually hate you
+26As an URM I believe this is very natural. I went to a...As an URM I believe this is very natural. I went to a top private HS where a lot of my mates went to colleges such as Notre Dame, Vandy, & Georgetown. Those guys had older brothers/friends that coached them towards IB. These guys eurostepped their way into IB jobs. Background: Single parent...
+28That would cut your wage in half lolThat would cut your wage in half lol
+25Wow. Unpaid yet they grilled you as if they were hiring...Wow. Unpaid yet they grilled you as if they were hiring you as an investment director or something. What a fucking joke if you ask me. As for me, had an interview for an internship position at a boutique, and the guy kept hounding me on technicals, from basic accounting to shell premium...
+26The irony is killing me. You must be one of those...The irony is killing me. You must be one of those so-called cringy high schoolers, considering that your profile is also uncertified. I also simply don't think that someone who makes comments like "Prob the gayest thing I've read" on other peoples' posts has the right to comment on anyone else's...
+25"You're hired""You're hired"
+27Classic case of grass is greener. Pursuing IB because...Classic case of grass is greener. Pursuing IB because you want a grueling schedule is just retarded.
+26Just call her up and say I’m a corporate raider, I...Just call her up and say I’m a corporate raider, I orchestrate hostile takeovers. What do you think of that? Pause for a second, then start making sucking noises, freakish piglike grunts,and ask Huh, bitch? Most of the time when ive done this I could tell they were frightened and this pleased...
+25In typical Buzzfeed style... Why would you do this...In typical Buzzfeed style... Why would you do this then? 1) I think liberal arts classes are overrated. I think that many people have this romanticized perception of liberal arts as something that will open your mind and teach you how to think critically. They can sound great on...
+29i banged my boss and got fired during my...i banged my boss and got fired during my internship if i get 20 bananas ill post the story... story will be posted tonight
+25You need to write "stopping off without saying hi? ;)"You need to write "stopping off without saying hi? ;)"
+25*Throws Monkey Shit at you**Throws Monkey Shit at you*
+27My buddies have been joking about who's going to be the...My buddies have been joking about who's going to be the first to sleep with her. Nobody is joking. Plant your flag and assert your territory. Make everyone else suffer sloppy seconds.
+25When I tell some people I'm going into IB, they ask me...When I tell some people I'm going into IB, they ask me which stocks to buy.
+26M7 is a group of schools established by business school...M7 is a group of schools established by business school deans at H/S/B/W/C/K/S not based on USN top 7 rankings
+26Why the fuck are you on this forum?Why the fuck are you on this forum?
+25Depends on whether you work for a Renaissance, Fortress,...Depends on whether you work for a Renaissance, Fortress, Citadel, or DE Shaw, or if you work for one of the more boutique funds. The large funds tend to be running stat arb and HFT, and yes that requires some programming skill and quant background. The smaller shops tend to involve MBAs...
+27Of all the times to teach an analyst, what possibly...Of all the times to teach an analyst, what possibly possessed you to do it at 10pm on a Friday? Shouldn't you at least be pretending to want a life outside the office, if nothing else but to blend in with the rest of the crowd?
+25Responding to LionHearts question on how to identify...Responding to LionHearts question on how to identify good short candidate - "What is your thought process when determining good shorts, and what are some key items you look for." Below describes my primary process. There are numerous danger signs that could nearly allow me to write a book on...
+24Where do you think we are in the cycle? I've seen this...Where do you think we are in the cycle? I've seen this one pretty frequently recently. "Sky's the limit, sir. You'll definitely need more people around the office."
+24I short quite a lot at my current shop. I'd split my...I short quite a lot at my current shop. I'd split my shorting into 4 buckets: (1) Low quality companies that are misunderstood: these are typically misunderstood because some risk factor in the business model isn't fully appreciated by the market, or because analysts get too optimistic and...
+24You wouldn't BELIEVE what he researched (#7 will shock you!)You wouldn't BELIEVE what he researched (#7 will shock you!)
+26I'm amazed people need threads on how to speak to someone.I'm amazed people need threads on how to speak to someone.
+24caveat .. make sure you know your shit. just finished a...caveat .. make sure you know your shit. just finished a few in-persons that were absolute dog shit. First kid networked like crazy to land the interview and the second's dad networked for him. I am guessing technicals were not asked in the phone screening because these kids did not know...
+26@hockey34" @BillBelichick37" I think you both need to...@hockey34" @BillBelichick37" I think you both need to shut the fuck up. Bill, you don't need to comment on every thread on WSO. I don't think he necessarily is wrong but is more misguided. Could see how it could come off as know-it-all. Bill is pretty annoying but at least has good intentions....
+24@labanker" I could not agree more. I have been thinking...@labanker" I could not agree more. I have been thinking about this alot in the past year. Why did I choose banking, private equity, or business school? As I prepare for the next stage of my career, I feel for the first time, I am able to shake the "path," and truly focus on my own decisions and...
+25I guess if you knew anyone in college who was an HR...I guess if you knew anyone in college who was an HR major you'd understand the paranoia
+25Our country's leadership is now pushing arguable,...Our country's leadership is now pushing arguable, provable facts as complete lies and falsehoods. We've reached a point in time where the White House is putting out blatantly false information on the first couple days of the new administration. We've started denouncing all media that isn't in...
+29I'm going to be pissed when my server is bowing to Mecca...I'm going to be pissed when my server is bowing to Mecca when I want my caffeine.
+247 years ago I feel like this post would've blown up. ...7 years ago I feel like this post would've blown up. The new status symbol on Wall Street seems to be Stealth Wealth and pretending like you don't want to brag about your money. Part of me misses those old days when I was just a lurker on these forums and the wealth bravado used to amp me just...
+24Yea minivans are TERRIBLE Yea minivans are TERRIBLE
+27Sounds like a lot of folks here should just be a dog...Sounds like a lot of folks here should just be a dog owners...because looks like raising children would be too much of a burden. Plus, it seems like many of you view your future wife as a business decision more than anything else. As is rampant in this industry, it's pretty apparent that money...
+25My dude, you have quite a few things on your plate...My dude, you have quite a few things on your plate huh? I think the first thing is to let yourself be aware that you're not the only person in this situation. There's a lot of other youngbankers/young professionals going through the same thing. Don't feel like you're all alone on your island....
+24, Italy? I hear that market's flooded. My basement..., Italy? I hear that market's flooded. My basement mortgage is already underwater.
+24are you sure this is BobTheBaker, and didn't just leave...are you sure this is BobTheBaker, and didn't just leave your laptop unattended at a Starbucks?
+26i refuse to believe you'd be competitive with that...i refuse to believe you'd be competitive with that grammar. No offense
+24I walked in on the CEO taking a shit when I interned at...I walked in on the CEO taking a shit when I interned at a small tech company. The stall door was unlocked and I didn't hear him. He specifically avoided me the duration of the internship. Yes, very badass.
+24Ex Houston O&G banker here. First of all, you are...Ex Houston O&G banker here. First of all, you are fine. I came in knowing nothing about energy whatsoever. They will not expect anything of you as an intern. The only exception is if you claim to know things, be prepared to back that knowledge up. That said, I can give a quick overview and...
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+24Think. Who is this Goldman Sachs guy anyway? Why does...Think. Who is this Goldman Sachs guy anyway? Why does everyone want to work for the Goldman Sachs? Also, have you ever SEEN him? I thought not! Nobody has even seen Patrick Curtis before either, especially not without that beard! It is all very suspicious. How else do you describe the...
+24Multifamily value-add is very frothy right now. This has...Multifamily value-add is very frothy right now. This has resulted in the displacement of a lot of new construction core/core+ deals as institutional capital chases value-add yields. Pricing is dropping on these assets--in some cases, dramatically. As in, marketed for $400k/door, trading at...
+24Breakfast is a scam that was propagated in the 40s by...Breakfast is a scam that was propagated in the 40s by the BIG breakfast lobby to push cereal sales. They did this by convincing the public that breakfast was the "most important meal of the day".
+24You got into a target school? Follow these steps...You got into a target school? Follow these steps exactly: Step 1 - Wait for Goldman Stanley to come begging. There is no step 2.
+24I'd be a janitor who roams the hallways of MIT after...I'd be a janitor who roams the hallways of MIT after hours solving complex mathematics.
+25I can't think of anything that I personally did, but I...I can't think of anything that I personally did, but I was once at a superday dinner where some kid spit out food. There was this one kid who embodied every single Asian stereotype who decided to sit in the corner of the dinner table with all the MDs. We get drinks, appetizers, and then the...
+25~83% sure she took it as a compliment from someone...~83% sure she took it as a compliment from someone batting for the other team
+24anal swab as well.anal swab as well.
+24What the hell does her being a banker have to do with...What the hell does her being a banker have to do with anything? Christ, don’t you people have any imagination? Take her out to a nice restaurant, buy her something nice that might make her happy, based on something she’s mentioned, and try to make at least a few hours of her week...
+24Unlike everyone beating on the guy for the question he...Unlike everyone beating on the guy for the question he asked, I read it as a sincere question from someone who may be fairly grounded and is likely way more familiar with the smallish home town than the city life he's about to step into. Those last two sentences are the giveaway in my...
+32those numbers are insane, excited for the years to come....those numbers are insane, excited for the years to come. god bless the trump era
+24Thanks for the kind words. I've taken uncommon steps on...Thanks for the kind words. I've taken uncommon steps on a fairly unique path which has afforded me a level of economic freedom. That's led me to meet a lot of interesting and accomplished people. I love to ask questions; it's essentially what I do for a living, plus I love how it keeps me...
+24Assuming you're not deliberately trolling people, I'll...Assuming you're not deliberately trolling people, I'll attempt an answer. Banking and consulting are popular career destinations for a lot of Type-A personalities because they offer greater optionality than just about any other entry-level position. You can't predict how the world turns any...
+26Bro, the civil war wasn't even over slavery.Bro, the civil war wasn't even over slavery.
+24I was 30 and she was 65. She was very smart, we...I was 30 and she was 65. She was very smart, we could have conversations with each other in multiple languages, she taught me things about life and people. I still quote some of the things she taught me because I genuinely learned a lot from her. Besides, no 18 year-old is going to take...
+25So people know you trade bro.So people know you trade bro.
+23A pirate walks into a bar with a giant ship's wheel...A pirate walks into a bar with a giant ship's wheel stuffed down the front of his pants. The bartender says, "hey, pirate, you got a ship's steering wheel in your pants." The pirate replies, "arrr, it's driving me nuts!"
+236. Flip shit. I don't recommend this most of the time...6. Flip shit. I don't recommend this most of the time but if you already have an exit in hand and you really want the night off, I've seen it work. A 2nd year analyst actually ran around the bullpen cursing when he was giving a deliverable Friday night which convinced the staffer to give him a...
+23Tough call - I have my thoughts to share, and they are...Tough call - I have my thoughts to share, and they are relevant, but perhaps no clear cut answer at the end of it either. A few years ago I was in a similar position to you: I had a pretty well paid + somewhat respectable job in finance, but for various reasons I became desperate to...
+23I learned several things from this post that I found...I learned several things from this post that I found interesting. 1. Apparently, there are still people in this country with college degrees who only earn $42,000 per year. 2. The kid who mentioned how much he was getting paid was a douche for telling the whole class his pay level. He...
+24some of the strangest people post on wsosome of the strangest people post on wso
+24There aren't many blacks in banking because black people...There aren't many blacks in banking because black people are scary. Not as scary as Chinese people, but still pretty frightening. But on a more serious note (I don't think black people actually are scary), if you lump black in with lower income and assume they get into a top college that is...
+23Two girls at the same timeTwo girls at the same time
+24People MS'ing OP = college kids who use these silly titlesPeople MS'ing OP = college kids who use these silly titles
+23>Hire a bunch of wannabes and showoffs >Complain about...>Hire a bunch of wannabes and showoffs >Complain about the fact they are wannabes and showoffs Something is wrong in the IBD culture.
+25OP is a perfect example of entitlement. What did you...OP is a perfect example of entitlement. What did you expect? Did you want the CEO to suck you off on a stage in front of your peers as he pleads "OH GOD PLEASE DON'T LEAVE, OH MY YOU 22 YEAR OLD POST COLLEGE TEST TAKERS ARE SO VALUABLE TO OUR ORGANIZATION." Let's flip the tables, do you...
+23My boss once told me "good job," that was a pretty chill...My boss once told me "good job," that was a pretty chill perk.
+23I am hosting a Magic The Gathering tournament at my 3...I am hosting a Magic The Gathering tournament at my 3 bedroom apartment in Murray Hill later today if you are interested.
+24Female banker detectedFemale banker detected
+23it is a pre-req, I think you should reevaluate your...it is a pre-req, I think you should reevaluate your career choices. Ever thought about a career in digital marketing?