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  2. IB- imo the best way to quit smoking

    Used to smoke ~ half a pack a day until i started working in Investment Banking. Has anyone of you also found it incredibly easy to quit once you started working long hours and get involved at work? IMO it's actually one of the few upsides of working ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 16 2018 - 10:44pm -

  3. What do analysts eat for breakfast?

    I was wondering what analysts usually eat for breakfast and how much do you spend on it? I was so spoiled by our campus dining hall, but I know for sure I won't have the time to cook myself an omelet in the morning. So what do you guys eat to keep yo ...

    282 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  4. Reminder that banks don't really care about junior employees

    Look at this joke response after one of the analysts (anonymously of course) posed this question to my firm's CEO and CFO as part of our quarterly Q&A sessions. Half of the initiatives cited are just straight up not enforced at all. Note that my ...

    32 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 24 2016 - 11:21am -

  5. 30 Weeks Later (Re-imagined)

    Week 1: Training You arrive through the large glass doors in your suit and tie. You went to that Brooks Brothers outlet store or Macy's store and bought the nicest white shirt you can find. Your shoes are from one of those large department stores. Yo ...

    18 comments - 85 silver bananas - Dec 31 2017 - 8:00am -

  6. 1st Year Analyst- Thoughts on Quitting

    I'm a 1st year analyst a BB and I'm pretty sure I'm going to quit after I get my 1st year bonus. I knew the hours were going to suck going into this job, but, after 6 months, I have realized what that really entails. I used to have a great ...

    97 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jan 13 2012 - 8:55am -

  7. The Real World

    I'm deviating a bit from my thematic postings today to focus on a few observations of adulthood that I'm curious to hear your input on WSO. It's funny- we all grow up a significant amount in college, but I feel that I've grown more in ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 8 2012 - 8:45am -

  8. How did you prepare for the investment banking lifestyle?

    I'm sure for many of us, the transition from getting hammered on weekends and skipping class to sleep in to working 80+ hour weeks took some adjusting to. I'm not a lazy guy, but at the same time I've never really had exposure to grinding i ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 26 2016 - 8:00pm -

  9. F*ck You Money, what is your amount?

    In the first season of Wall Street Warriors Timothy Sykes was having dinner with his buddies and they started talking about "fuck you money"- the amount of money you would need to not have a care in the world and just be able to say fuck you to ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2010 - 2:56am -

  10. Life of an Investment banker

    Came across this video on Youtube. It was pretty entertaining. Do you guys agree with it? Analyst Lifestyle ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2012 - 12:20pm -

  11. Career (and Life) Measuring Sticks- Where should you be by what age?

    Welp I want to avoid writing a novel here because I have seen my story a bunch of times from my friends IRL, and even more so on this forum, and think you are familiar with it. A little backstory- I just turned 26. I am on my third job (previous jobs was ...

    6 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 16 2019 - 12:33am -

  12. sighBanking

    It's 3:30 in the morning and I am still at the office. So...I feel like writing this post. This poem is for all future analysts trying to get into investment banking. From the outside it seems like we are all Gekko, the truth is... "sighBanking& ...

    12 comments - 8 silver bananas - Aug 12 2010 - 3:23am -

  13. London vs Zurich vs New York

    Hey Guys, how does the lifestyle of an I-banking analyst (BB) differentiate in NYC, London and Zurich? Would you say my comparison is accurate? +NYC Most vibrant Higher purchasing power that London Probably most diverse-NYC Longest hours basically no life ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 20 2014 - 4:42am -

  14. Hazard of the Trade: Bankers' Health

    Hey Guys, Thoughts on this article? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240529702040... Analyst Lifestyle ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2012 - 12:26pm -

  15. Life on the Buy-Side

    Hey Guys, can anyone who knows the space give some color on the following questions. Please say if your speaking based on New York/Chicago etc. or more Regional. Also, looking for answers specifically for mutual funds and hedge funds that buy securities, ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:02pm -

  16. How much autonomy do you have in sales and trading?

    I understand that in investment banking, you have a very hierarchal structure in terms of dynamics with other people, and the tasks you're assigned to do, but S&T is more of a flat structure. How much autonomy does this mean you have on each desk ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 14 2019 - 8:00pm -

  17. Such a Cubicle Day

    "Looks like somebody's got a case of the Mondays". Those famous "Office Space" words which led to corporate drone anarchy pop into my head on a morning like today's. It's just you and your four slabs of particle board, n ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 13 2010 - 11:10am -

  18. Car?

    I'm a rising sophomore at a target school and am wondering if I should buy a car. I have about 30k saved up and would be looking to get a 4runner or something reliable for around 15k. Would this be a good idea if I'm planning on going into banki ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2012 - 3:43pm -

  19. Portrait of the Young Grad as an Analyst

    http://fosslien.com/analyst/ day in the life Analyst Lifestyle 1st year analyst ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2012 - 10:55am -