Is it me or is the high finance track (IB, PE, HF) not worth it anymore? Seems like there’s more stress and long hours and money isn’t worth it. Also the people in it don’t even seem “cool” anymore. Most people just seem very insecure and stressed and not enjoying life at all. To me the tech route (whether as a dev or a business person), seems so much better. There’s more opportunity and less stress. Also people are more progressive and open. Any thoughts? Feel free to agree or disagree.

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I think if you're basing the coolness of people based on your higher ups vs your peers, remember that a lot of uncool people were weeded out of the industry along the way and a lot of people also got better at their job and life along the way. In 20 years, if you come back and look at who still works there, you might have a more positive look on your peer group.

In terms of tech being better, the grass is always greener.

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Tech is definitely much cooler now. Finance firms are way too heavily regulated to be cool anymore and the cool people go towards tech now where there’s more money and less rules. Finance jobs that still make good money have terrible hours and you work alongside math and data people (not cool people).

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Math and data people are also prominent in tech lol

My handyman doesn’t do cooler stuff than me but he lives in a brand new 1 bed in Hudson yards 🤷‍♀️

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Totally agree - the hours just aren’t worth anymore.

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