Originally Posted by gdl203
Again, I'm telling you that's unusual, not "normal", and whether they're HBS, Kellogg, Wharton, CBS alums has zero impact on comp. It's at the very tail of the curve for a banking VP to make that kind of money. And then when people do get to that level of comp, they don't work 80+ hours anymore (unless you count being on a plane and having dinner with clients in these 80+ hours). I know you know everything and maybe some of your friends have been feeding you that information, but what you outlined is not normal.
Don't know why they'd lie to me, some are close friends. I'm quite aware that it isn't the case for most people, but I don't see what isn't normal about it. I also don't think they're lying to me about their schedules, especially their travel time. I don't even know how many thousands of air miles some of them log a week (some of them flying back and forth from HK/China what seems like constantly), and they're very often chained to a laptop/black berry. I never knew seniority in anything meant that you work less. A few of the CEOs and also finance people who are in very senior positions (my father's age and older) are almost constantly working.