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Old 11-13-2018, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Y'know, S&M, all of your posts irresistibly remind me of John D. Rockefeller handing out shiny dimes as tips.
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:50 AM
 
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100 hour workweeks, no thanks
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:37 PM
 
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These are for young people only. The article makes that clear. No older workers allowed.

In addition, these banking jobs tend to go only to those who have Ivy League degrees. Harvard. Yale.

So recent grads from state U are out of luck, as are career changers.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:42 PM
 
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100 hour workweeks, no thanks
The math doesn't add up.

Six figure salary
subtract
* expensive food since you have no time to cook
* expensive cost of living in NYC where you need $150K just to survive
* doctor bills for all the heart attack level stress imposed from the long work
* paying for car crashes since one is driving sleepy from lack of sleep

take the remainder and divide it by the 100 hour weeks and they're making minimum wage.
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:44 PM
 
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The math doesn't add up.

Six figure salary
subtract
* expensive food since you have no time to cook
* expensive cost of living in NYC where you need $150K just to survive
* doctor bills for all the heart attack level stress imposed from the long work
* paying for car crashes since one is driving sleepy from lack of sleep

take the remainder and divide it by the 100 hour weeks and they're making minimum wage.
Usually investment banks provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to employees, to compensate for the long hours.
You do not need $150k to survive in NYC. Not remotely.
Doctor bills are covered by insurance.
People rarely drive to work in NYC. IB tend to send employees home in an Uber if they work late. Otherwise, it's the subway.
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:12 PM
 
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Usually investment banks provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to employees, to compensate for the long hours.
Not daily.

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You do not need $150k to survive in NYC. Not remotely.
You do if you have to live near the investment bank. They're in Manhattan. And that's expensive to live in.
People who work 100 hours a week don't have time to take an hour commute home and back.
They are, by necessity, required to live close to their job site.

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Doctor bills are covered by insurance.
Not at 100% and the employer does not pay 100% of premiums.

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People rarely drive to work in NYC. IB tend to send employees home in an Uber if they work late. Otherwise, it's the subway.
Those who work 100 hours a week don't have time to take subways or ubers. They're living close to the bank they're working in - and that is expensive in Manhattan.
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:43 PM
 
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lol why is this news to anyone when even the hookers in nyc knows this?

https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/foru...kers-for-money

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My key focus has always been bankers, traders, venture capitalists, hedge fund managers and all things finance so let review the payscale that someone successful in a front office revenue generating division at an investment bank or hedge fund SHOULD earn. I'm more **** with medical but finance is me. ****ing bankers is my 'thing', you know.

Level 1 - Analyst : When a person first graduates from their Ivy league and walks into Goldman Sachs they are called analysts;. Whether they are mergers and acquisitions analysts, equity capital market analysts, sales and trading anaysts they are analysts.

Salary: At firms such as Goldman Sachs Analysts at age 22 fresh out of college earn about $60,000/PS40,000 BASE. Bonuses vary but usually $40,000ish (my friends got that). Let that sink in.. There are 22-26 year olds on Wall Street making $60,000-$100,000 a year. Let that sink in because it will let you realise that requiring a lot from a man in his 40's is nothing. There are 24 year olds on Wall Street earning 6 figures okay ?!
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:33 AM
 
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Those figures are with performance bonuses. If you don't perform, you aren't paid. I don't see the problem with someone making big money if it's performance based.
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Old 11-15-2018, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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OP, sorry people don't seem to bother reading the article. Although not heavy on details, the article is pretty interesting and most here seem to have missed the point. it's kinda like going from the NFL's contract and draft structure to the NBA's. Instead of at least somewhat proving yourself to get to a big money contract (ie, work for a year in the industry), the companies are now going after college kids before they have even graduated, using their own diagnostic and personality tests to gauge who will be successful.

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Originally Posted by LizfromtheBronx View Post
Usually investment banks provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to employees, to compensate for the long hours.
You do not need $150k to survive in NYC. Not remotely.
Doctor bills are covered by insurance.
People rarely drive to work in NYC. IB tend to send employees home in an Uber if they work late. Otherwise, it's the subway.
Liz is spot on. The article also suggests that they are curtailing the long hours to improve retention rates.
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