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Quote: Originally Posted by bant This is a very common situation - first off, does the current job offer have a defined expiration date? If so, I would alert the 2nd firm that is still reviewing your candidacy that you are still very interested in the position but have received a competing offer from another firm (no need to say the name) that explodes on August X and are giving this info as a courtesy and that you would like to work for their firm, but...
Quote: Originally Posted by Connemara Why the fuck would you want to work 100 hours a week as an I-banker of all things. What a horrible job. The industry is full of douchebags. I think the idea is that after a couple years you trade your banking job for one in large cap private equity, so that you can make $400-500k per year as a 24 year old.
Quote: Originally Posted by longskate88 Do you find the time just goes by, you're not just watching the clock all day? I'm hoping that by getting engrossed in the work, time will go by faster! If you are busy and under a lot of pressure, you don't even notice the time passing. You can blink your eyes and 12 hours is gone.
Quote: Originally Posted by dusty Early retirement is another ridiculous thing. Who wants to live out half of a lifetime with nothing to do all day? You're saying you have nothing better to occupy your time than work. Personally, I could pick any number of interesting and fulfilling activities to occupy my time. Most likely I would pursue some form of venture, whether it be charity, creative, or otherwise.
Quote: Originally Posted by MCsommerreid Explains the amount of acid reflux, insomnia, heart disease, stroke, and general ill will in 'Merica, this does. Do longer hours and not having the time to spend all your money make you cool? No, that's the despicable diet of most Americans. Long hours are a means to an end. Why not retire wealthy at 40?
It's going to suck if you fail.
If you get a burrito bol with chicken at Chipotle, order brown rice and beans, and leave off the cheese and sour cream, it's actually a decent meal. Except for the sodium content. Even adding some guac is fine, as long as you are not counting calories. Also, what's wrong with eating a 1,000 calorie lunch. Most people with a decent amount of muscle mass need around 3,000 calories even when cutting.
Dude, he looks fine. This is for a first job, not a senior position at an investment bank...
Quote: Originally Posted by Saucemaster Good for you. (I mean that seriously, for once I'm not being snide.) I have to say, anyone who works 60-80 hour weeks all the time and has more than, say, 100 posts or so on Styleforum either: 1) isn't actually working 60+ hours a week, or 2) really needs to rethink what he does with his down time! If I was consistently working 60+ hour weeks, I would definitely not be spending my free time on internet message...
The $20 trick. As in, $20, delivered with the correct request with the correct tone to the correct person can be worth a hell of a lot.
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