Am I screwed? Career crisis...at 24.

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by leftover_salmon, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    I'm also curious why your girlfriend can't move here. You would lose a job by moving. What would she lose?
     
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  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    This is what every investment banking analyst says. But the truth is, you will "push paper" in pretty much any other finance job. And whether you are on the sell-side or buy-side, you are in the business of client service--so, in either case, you must become a good salesman at the most senior levels.
     


  3. Dbear

    Dbear Senior member

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    Unless you start your own Company, nobody starts their career by "calling the shots". You put your dues in and get there if you are good.

    On the flip side, are you OK with working at a Company where every new grad hired is given cart blanch authority make the calls and bet on what they believe is "right"?
     


  4. RedLeg

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    You sound like you work in a FIG group and are upset that PE funds don't recruit FIG analysts (unless youre at GS). If that's the case, or something similiar, try making the switch to.a different group within your bank and do a third year.
     


  5. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Everyone and their brother wants the job that both fulfills them emotionally and pays bank. Most end up picking one or the other.

    If you're unwilling to live on less, the good news is that much of your decision is made for you.
     


  6. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Work visas? The OP sounds like he is either canadian or has worked there before (and its probably easier to get permission to work in canada) but his girlfriend is probably canadian with no real ties to the US.

    Don't you still need a visa to move to and work in the US, even if you are coming from Canasa? It sure doesn't sound like he's going to marry her so she's not going to get in on a green card. I have several friends who went to school here and ended up having visa troubles when their student visas expired. Some found jobs that could let them stay in the US (particuraily working for universities since they don't have the same visa quotas as normal businesses) but others ended up having to leave the country since if you were trying to work at a bank in 2009, there were plenty of qualified applicants who didn't need visa sponsorship.
     


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  8. gort

    gort Senior member

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    I like the humble brag here. This reminds me of greenfrog (who has improved much after his initial splash I must say) a few months back and JV too. :embar:

    Can you tell me more about your cable package and bar tabs?
     
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  9. leftover_salmon

    leftover_salmon Senior member

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    But it doesn't get better. It's pretty pathetic -- and depressing -- right now watching a bunch of 50-year old managing directors panicking and travelling cross-country four days a week pandering to clients just to justify their existence.



    I didn't think I was bragging at all that I can pay a cable bill with no problem. My assumption was that most people on a forum about high-end clothes can, too. In fact, I thought I was mentioning a couple things that were downright mundane to most people who earn a decent living. (I'm not popping bottles of Cristal, I'm going to some dank bar for some good beers.) My point was I wouldn't even be able to do *that* much if I took a major pay cut.
     
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  10. Fraiche

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    Why is it pathetic that these 50 year olds choose to work when it's pretty clear they have enough in the bank not to work?
     


  11. mafoofan

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    What job do you think will free you from serving clients or customers? Honestly, now you just sound like a kid drowning in his own naivete and arrogance. Your ego has grown ahead of your sense. Again, typical of analysts.
     


  12. Thomas

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    I was chatting with a small-biz owner one day, and I asked him how it felt to call the shots, be the boss. He chuckled and told me he has a thousand bosses, and they call the shots. They're his customers. The good news is that he's still in business, 15 years later.
     
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  13. Connemara

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    I'm terribly sorry that you'll have to give up the deluxe cable package. My sympathies.
     


  14. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I'd cut off one of my legs in order to bank $150k/yr for playing around with documents.
     


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    Nothing here reads like a career crisis. More like a job hunting crisis.
     


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