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  2. Quitting IB- now what?

    I just quit my investment banking gig after 5-6 years for a variety of reasons. Partly personal (e.g., mental and physical health, wanting more time and flexibility, etc.) and professional (want to make a transition into something different). I was an ana ...

    40 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jan 2 2019 - 6:30am -

  3. Quitting time- views on how to leave your job

    Mod Note (Andy)- as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #48. This one was originally posted 3/8/2015. I've been exchanging PMs with a fellow poster who didn't like his current role and had ...

    135 comments - 17 silver bananas - Jan 31 2018 - 4:31am -

  4. Quitting Investment Banking

    Ask anyone who has been in the business awhile and he'll tell you that investment banking isn't all it's cracked up to be. The hours are long, the job security for the past four or five years has been pretty shaky, and there was that whole ...

    132 comments - 4 silver bananas - May 13 2016 - 3:47pm -

  5. URGENT! Quitting without two weeks notice

    Apart from common courtesy, does quitting without the two week notice have any legal repercussions? My employee handbook states that one 'should' give two weeks. My offer letter states it's required and to consult the employee handbook for ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:58pm -

  6. Anyone ever burnt bridges on the way out? Let hear it...

    So I've officially accepted a position with a BB's IBD, but due to scheduleing and paperwork I don't expect to start prior to March. In the mean time I'm going out of my skull at my current ER position. I don't want to take a mont ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:35pm -

  7. Leaving the buyside

    Mod Note (Andy): Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/23/14 and ranks #26 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. So everything comes full circl ...

    116 comments - 24 silver bananas - Dec 12 2014 - 8:00am -

  8. Repayment of sign on bonus?

    I have a dilemma I'm hoping to get some advice about I started my job July 2nd of last year. There's a clause in my offer that states if I voluntarily quit my job within a year of my start date I need to return the full amount of the signing bon ...

    81 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2015 - 8:46pm -

  9. Why I Quit My Job (a.k.a. "Regrets of the Working")

    Earlier this year I quit my management consulting job after 4 years on the grind. I didn't quit to do an MBA or because I got a better job, and I didn't quit because I hated the long hours and travel. I quit because of something I read. A simple ...

    34 comments - 12 silver bananas - May 16 2015 - 12:33pm -

  10. One or Two Week Notice Period??

    I am in a unique situation: I started at an HF less than 6 months ago and was really not happy there when a BB unexpectedly recruited me earlier this month for an opening. I interviewed, was given the verbal offer yesterday and accepted all their terms. T ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:20pm -

  11. How Much Would They Have to Pay You to Quit?

    You know you're at the top of your game as a corporation when you can offer your employees thousands of dollars to quit and you still have a workforce a week later. But that's just what Amazon is doing: they're offering warehouse employees ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2014 - 8:00am -

  12. Quitting Finance

    Hey Bankers, Long time lurker, made an account just for this. I could really use some help, but unfortunately, can't ask anyone at work and I don't think I've spoken to my friends since I started in banking. Long story short, I worked in Le ...

    28 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 6 2016 - 12:02pm -

  13. [x]- In a group at a top BB

    I'm in a good group at a top BB (MS/ GS / JPM), and I decided early on that I hate IBD (so PE is definitely not the way to go for me). It wasn't just the hours, stress, and overall terrible lack of control over my life- it was also that I felt I ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2016 - 4:13am -

  14. How Bad Is It To Leave Your Job After One Year?

    Hypothetically, let's say that someone quit their first real job out of college after one year? Would potential (second) employers look down on this? Does the reason matter? If I did something like this, it would be strictly for location reasons. The ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 27 2017 - 9:02pm -

  15. Pulling the Plug: When to Give Up on Your Career Goals

    Morning Monkeys, I had a rather interesting experience over the weekend that has me thinking about something many prospective monkeys avoid in their day to day thought process. If worse should turn to worst, and you've failed to enter IBD /PE/ ER /S& ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 23 2013 - 11:47am -

  16. Want to quit, but have no clue what else to do. Anyone have a similar experience?

    No offense to anyone on this board who loves their job, I truly envy you. But I think I've finally reached the point where I'm over not only the job but the entire IB--> buyside career track. I've been hanging on for the promise of the n ...

    23 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 3 2016 - 11:20am -

  17. Solved quit

    Hi- my friend just joined an <span class='keywhref="// www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-sum... ">investment bank (on a different team but I got him the job). He started last Monday before the New Year and already wants t ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2016 - 7:43am -

  18. What would it take for you to leave?

    Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to check out the comment inside by DingDong A common thing I've heard across multiple sectors is "I'll leave when the time is right". It seems people are either waiting for the next best thing or some kind of ...

    24 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 22 2015 - 11:00am -

  19. The mechanics of quitting

    I currently work for a very small family office. Have an offer to join a bank. The offer letter includes contingencies about background checks, etc, and a start date of September 1st. I need to move 1,000 miles away before that time. 1) Should I put in tw ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2015 - 10:01pm -

  20. Quitting Hedge Fund Gig

    I've been working in the industry for 5 years. Been at my current fund for 3 years. Hate it. The stress has really taken its toll, I've lost weight, lost hair, haven't been to the gym in months. The hours have become unbearable and I'm ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2016 - 5:00pm -

  21. How to gracefully leave buyside equity research job?

    Hi all- I'm looking for advice about how to most gracefully quit my job. I tried searching but couldn't find anything specific to asset management, which seems like a different dynamic than banking. If something is out there, please point me in ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 11 2019 - 10:42am -

  22. If today was your last day

    So today is my summer intern's last day. Did I get some free coffee? No. Did I get a Donut? No. Did I even get a "Thank you for being such a wonderful role model and nurturing my young mind"? Nope. That's ok, he's still got anothe ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 10 2012 - 10:45am -

  23. Goodbye WSO!

    Fellow monkeys, I've been active in wso since about 2006, and it's been a great experience. I've learned a lot from the various posters, made a few friends, and really enjoyed the contents. I sincerely hope that I've been helpful to ot ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2012 - 1:28pm -

  24. Switching jobs after short time at entry level (consulting to IB)

    I graduated last May, which means I've been in my current job for about 5 months. Suffice to say I hate it. I'm at a boutique consulting firm in a pretty small town (not super small but definitely no NYC or Chicago or even Boston/Houston). Dealf ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 19 2013 - 2:50pm -

  25. Quitting while applying to b-school

    Is this ever a good idea? I fully committed to applying by the December deadline just a few weeks ago. The problem is that my current position is very demanding. There is simply no way that I can work the hours that I do while giving serious time to GMAT ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2013 - 5:45pm -

  26. Thoughts on Quitting

    I've been thinking a lot lately about quitting my job outright, without anything lined up. I have a number of reasons behind wanting to do this, hygiene factors are a big part of this recurring daydream but what it comes down to is that I don't ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 22 2012 - 7:45am -

  27. Anyone Regret Quitting their Investment Banking Job?

    My question is this: Can any of you relay any stories of monkeys who quit and wish they hadn't? My worry is I leave, try something truly risky and wonderous, fail, and am locked out forever, being a middle class nobody until death. Its the same fear ...

    14 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 26 2018 - 11:45pm -

  28. Funny job situation...go

    hello, new timer here. need help on funny situation. quit job recently, but figuring out now that current job isn't the most pleasant. only quit job about month ago. had good relationship with previous employer. would you think they would take me bac ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 13 2012 - 9:10am -

  29. Quitting without a plan

    A few of my friends at my firm constantly talk about quitting. I have been advising them not to, because I think they would all languish in unemployment. None of them have anything on the line, and only one of them has seriously even pursued another job. ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2012 - 8:27am -

  30. Is a 2 weeks notice customary in banking? quitting advice plz

    Been interning in a corporate banking role at a BB for a few months now for 50k/yr...recently got an IBD analyst job that pays standard 70k+bonus also at BB--they wants me to start in a few weeks. I've been with my current firm for a few months and a ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2014 - 8:23am -

  31. How I Limit Anxiety, Stress, and Regret

    A few weeks ago I wrote a post for WSO that received a lot of traffic and comments: Why I Quit My Job (a.k.a. "Regrets of the Working"). I talked about how the story of a palliative care nurse and the top 5 regrets of her dying patients led me t ...

    9 comments - 9 silver bananas - Jun 14 2015 - 8:08am -

  32. RESIGNATION letter

    Does anyone have a sample resignation letter they wrote, or any advice on how to write a resignation letter?...I searched WSO... didn't find much... any advice would be appreciated! quit resigning resignation resign quitting resigned ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2011 - 11:41pm -

  33. Using vacation days after putting in 2 weeks notice?

    I was accepted to a new job that begins on the 14th of January. However, before I was accepted to this job, I requested off the whole last week of December. Now, I am in a weird situation because I don't know if I should put my 2 weeks notice at the ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 15 2012 - 6:06pm -

  34. Prime Brokerage Stories: Expect No Favors

    This is the fourth in a series called "Prime Brokerage Stories," real life experiences from a close family member who worked in this area of the Street for 30 years. For an introduction to PB so it all makes sense, see here: http://www.wallstree ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 20 2013 - 12:45pm -

  35. Dropping out of Analyst program after 1.5 yrs, MBA impact

    Been searching around the forums, cant find much discussion around this topic. I'm trying to determine if there is a stigma attached to working as an Analyst at a boutique bank for 1 year and 6 months rather than a round two years. I'd be droppi ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 20 2013 - 11:49am -

  36. quitting investment banking to start own business after 1 analyst year?

    I'm sure this is covered ad nauseum, but just wanted to see in general what people thought. I'm 6 months into my first year analyst stint in IBD, and I haven't particuarly enjoyed it thus far. Don't get me wrong, I've learned a to ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2013 - 1:50pm -

  37. Thinking about Quitting current job to lateral to IB

    I currently work as a real estate AM analyst at a boutique. Our PE clients' portfolios are being wrapped up and the firm is not profitable and pretty much going out of business because we don't have any other clients lined up and the company is ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 20 2014 - 1:58am -

  38. Quitting Your Job for B-School

    I came across an article recently that I thought would be helpful for those applying to, or thinking about applying to B-School in the near future. The information here is actually important for everyone, but I am a focusing on how it pertains to leaving ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 21 2012 - 4:31pm -

  39. Quitting, The Dream

    Had a dream last night about quitting my job. I took a keyboard to the annoying EA sitting across from me. One of my dual screens to the third year associate from Stanford, the other to the 2nd year from NYU. Took the computer tower and threw it through m ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 29 2010 - 6:24pm -

  40. going to quit tomorrow- advice?

    i've been at this job for about 3 months, but can't stand the work and my boss is a dick. i feel like i was a bit misled in the hiring process as to what this job would be like. i was lucky enough to secure another job and i intend to quit tomor ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 4 2012 - 12:12am -

  41. Will quitting a IBD SA position 4 years ago affect my future employment?

    Here's my story: did BB IBD summer analyst in the summer after my junior year more than 4 years ago. I quit 6 weeks into the internship because I just didn't like the hours and felt it wasn't for me, graduated, and has been doing something ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2012 - 8:17pm -

  42. Life after the Buy-side?

    I currently work at a prominent investment fund (public equities) as an analyst and find myself increasingly... bored. While the pay and the lifestyle (read: hours) are great, I've found that the learning curve has flattened out substantially after 3 ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 10 2012 - 12:45am -

  43. Thinking about quitting? Read this

    Mod note: This comment was originally posted in Quitting Investment Banking and thought it deserved to be re-posted again. Enjoy! Click here to see more top rated comments. It really blows my mind the griping that people do about banking as an analyst. Ho ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 27 2013 - 10:45am -

  44. Quitting to get something better

    I am working in a sector of finance that I don't want to be in forever (pension fund). I feel my current position is holding me back from going all out to get the job I really want and need at this stage of my career i.e. junior analyst at a bulge br ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2015 - 9:28am -

  45. Leaving Audit after 6 months- too soon?

    I've been working in Big 4 Audit for about 6 months now- and I can't stand it. I have no motivation at work because I'm extremely uninterested in being here. The pay is decent for entry level (fresh out of school), but the work isn't v ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 16 2015 - 6:27pm -

  46. What do you consider before quitting your job?

    Hi! I recently started a blog about quitting a job and the after life (people who go out to start their own businesses and leave an industry). The guy who recently quit his job via popping a champagne bottle got me thinking and I've run into several ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 20 2018 - 3:02pm -

  47. When do you quit job after getting another offer?

    Do you quit once you have signed and sent in the offer letter? Or wait until background check etc is done (but this would also tip off your existing employer if they check to see if you work there) quitting ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 1 2012 - 2:01pm -

  48. Quitting While Still Interviewing

    I have an offer for another job that I accepted, but I'm very interested in other positions which I still have yet to interview for that I will turn down my current offer for. The new job will start in 2 weeks, and the interviews will be sometime thi ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2014 - 4:40pm -

  49. Do you ever feel bad quitting a job?

    Hi All, Just a general question- do you ever feel bad quitting a job? Let's say your Company likes you, pays you decent, treats you well, and goes out on a limb to fight for you- for comp/bonus/promotion....but you just don't see yourself doing ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2013 - 7:39pm -

  50. Quitting grad school- how bad would it look?

    Hi, I'm currently doing a master's in engineering. Unfortunately I have some differences with my supervisor and I think that the project is a complete scientific abortion. I'm seriously thinking of quitting and looking for a job- would this ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2010 - 9:48am -

  51. Dilemma- MBA Recommendations vs Getting What's Owed To Me

    Hi, I have a tricky situation I need some help with. I'm currently working at a small 6-man PE shop that recently merged with a listed company. Before it listed it was the partners and I, and I was treated as a partner with 10% profit share. This mea ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2014 - 9:56am -

  52. Landing a compliance job in NYC

    Okay I made the mistake of quitting my last job due to frustration and without a game plan or a job to go into. I've been out of work for about 2 months now and its getting to me. I'm desperate to land a compliance gig in NY so I was hoping some ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Apr 1 2014 - 11:43am -

  53. Leave job before school?

    Pls delete quitting FP&A ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2014 - 4:30pm -