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Three years in banking and my mom still has no idea what I do despite multiple attempts to explain it to her

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When Lehman went under my Mom called me in a panic and I was like, errrr I work at Lazard, but thanks for checking in!!

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Given the amount of money I make for my age, my mom thinks that what I do is illegal 😂

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I still think they think I wear a multi coloured jacket and stand in an 80s style exchange swearing and screaming BUY BUY SELL. I have only ever worked in advisory.

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lol. I just say, "I help companies raise money when they need it." keep it nice and simple

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You're a salesman for a bank. Or at the junior levels, assisting the more senior salesman.

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My parents used to say: "Why do you work these long hours. Can't they just hire an additional person?"

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Can someone explain why I see these notices go up every now and then?

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Sondland is coming across as much smarter than Nunes.

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There is a Pharma consulting bowl, we can checkout pharma related queries there also.

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For those of you who have actually worked with a strategist you liked, can you tell me what you valued most about them / the relationship you had? If you’ve never liked a strategist, what do you wish they had done?

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Which other big 4 is similar to Deloitte?

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Looking to compare Senior Analyst Salaries at AFS. Currently at $85.5k

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Do firms ever check with people who are mentioned in cover letters that those conversations actually happened?

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You know you've made it when _______________ .

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Colleague referred to me as a metrosexual. I took it as a compliment. Happy to be more stylish than the other 90%.

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Was told I would be receiving an offer letter after having a call this morning with a company I interviewed at but still haven’t received the letter yet. Is it typical to not receive an offer letter immediately after being told I’m being offered the job? If so about how long should I allow to receive it? Only reason I’m wondering is because I’d like to give my current employer plenty of notice before I leave (3 weeks if I can)

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Hi all,
I'm a newcomer to Canada, and I wonder how is the company culture at the Big Five banks. I'm currently working as a Bookkeeping clerk, looking forward to working as an Analyst. I have experience working for Back Office roles in Mexico.

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There is no point in vacation if I have to work double before and after just to be out of the office.

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IWD - One of the most impt things we can do as women is promote each other. Barbara Byrne at Barclays makes a point to bring jr women with her to client meetings and presentations. #Shero 👯‍♀️ 💪

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Brokerages & ESG - All right money people, somebody help me out. I’m not interested on having ESG score. It’s not that I don’t necessarily care about such things, but I really chief at the idea of having some score imposed upon me. Does anybody know of a good low fee brokerage that I could move six or $700,000 worth of assets to that isn’t going to chastise my investing choices?. Thanks in advance

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Does CT do sales for their suits? What is a good price for them?

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