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  2. We all have those days where we're on the verge of exploding from either school or work stress. The concept of "me time" is slowly fading with busy schedules and lifestyles that pride constant work over relaxation. But, it's important ...

    88 comments24 Apr 2017 -

  3. Work to live, not live to work. Low-stress finance jobs...

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    What are some roles with a combination of: Lifestyle (9-5) Decent pay ($125K in high COL region) Relatively low stress (limited fire drills, limited risk or potential for major mistakes) Demand (not super niche, potential to work in a relatively wide rang ...

    51 comments17 Sep 2017 -

  4. Currently an analyst at a top sweatshop group (GS TMT /MS M&A / Lazard /MoCo LA), just finished my 9th week in a row of 95-140 hour weeks. Having trouble dealing with the hours. It was a lot easier coping during my internship/fall because there was an ...

    121 comments7 Mar 2013 -

  5. I'm sure that to many of you, the title is a bit disconcerting, especially if you've just done a couple 100+ hour weeks. Sadly, according to data compiled from O*NET (Occupational Information Network), this appears to be the case, as shown in a ...

    37 comments6 Apr 2014 -

  6. Frequent poster, posting under a new account given the personal nature of this post. Background, I am an incoming senior at a regional target. Like most of you, I am generally surrounded by the smartest, most competitive, and most driven students at my sc ...

    58 comments8 Sep 2013 -

  7. One of the things I hate most about banking is the high pressure / stress that gets put on the analysts from the rest of the team. I honestly think I could deal much better with external stress (ie: from markets), but I have a suspicion that hedge funds m ...

    51 comments25 Mar 2013 -

  8. Mod Note (Andy): WSO readers qualify for a $100 discount to Jared's Daily Dirtnap daily market newsletter...just email [email protected] and mention "WSO Monkey Discount" You can follow Jared on twitter at @dailydirtnap Quick story from ...

    17 comments21 Sep 2014 -

  9. Serious four questions please. Context: Sometimes being with my girlfriend can take over an hour and it exhausts me. And when I sleep after that I'm really exhausted. I feel I have low energy on the morning after and sometimes feel weaker at the gym. ...

    30 comments8 Dec 2010 -

  10. I am sure everyone on this forum face numerous stressful situations at work/school on a daily/weekly basis. So how do you beat it? And how do you manage to overcome the stress and not let it affect your mood or take it out on your family/co-workers? Saw t ...

    14 comments18 Oct 2016 -

  11. Another dreadful day, loads of requests flying in, the bosses going mad and people keep yelling around for no apparent reason (its still the end of the summer, there should not be this type of disruption yet). After getting some price issues sorted out an ...

    14 comments16 Aug 2012 -

  12. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon. The workload was tough. I have heard that Chicago, CalTech, Cornell, and Cooper Union is tough as well. That leads me to wonder- do the top D-1 colleges (HYPS, Duke, etc) have high workloads? On one side of the argument, ...

    16 comments13 May 2010 -

  13. ..between banking and this: http://video.yahoo.com/network/101149635?v=8244494... (sorry the videos a little long, but its worth sticking out to the end) stress ...

    14 comments17 Sep 2010 -

  14. I finished my last article with the sentence "There are actually several ways to break out of operations" but before you break out you need to survive first. Believe me, the back office seems to be more relaxed than it actually is. Depending on ...

    10 comments7 Oct 2012 -

  15. How do you work those ungodly hours and pretend that they don't bother you? How do you keep a smile on your face in front of your MDs or do you just not smile? Isn't it difficult to contain the stress and lack of sleep from showing? Is it normal ...

    9 comments30 Oct 2011 -

  16. Pretty much everyone from this industry is from at-least a cushy middle middle class background, hasn't faced any real adversity in their entire life but then they'll turn around and use jargon which hints at war or toughness in some sense. &quo ...

    6 comments25 Nov 2017 -

  17. We all know Michael Lewis as the author of best-selling books such as "Liar's Poker" and "The Big Short," books that helped us understand the workings of Wall Street and glean into the lives of traders and investment bankers. Know ...

    6 comments26 Jun 2014 -

  18. Financial meltdown? Pfft, here is something worse! They are...cold sores! Who else hates these damn things!? If someone has a remedy that can help speed the healing process, please do share. stress anger ...

    7 comments8 Feb 2009 -

  19. Competition and Stress

    Investment Banking

    Have any of you guys ever felt like just dropping the ball and not aim for top jobs but instead to settle for a random, normal job? I'm still a college student but I'm really starting to hate the competitive atmosphere of reaching ibank. I' ...

    4 comments12 Dec 2010 -

  20. Just a little background. I graduated from college this past August, moved from the South to NYC in January, started working in VC, studying for Series 7,63,79. 23 years old. Working between 70-80 hours a week. ...

    3 comments16 Apr 2014 -

  21. How Stress Can Be Good

    Job Search Advice

    Found this interesting article at the crack of dawn. Oddly enough on my way to the gym. The premise is how our bodies atrophy without regular stress (exercise) when we age. How this can also be applied to our minds. And basically that stress can be good f ...

    3 comments25 Apr 2012 -

  22. Being a strong believer of data-driven wellness myself, I came across this story of a Banker and his journey on quantified health. He talks about how and why he measures his metabolic profile. Interesting read and learning for all of us. https://www.fitne ...

    1 comment5 Oct 2018 -