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When you’re married to an investment banker

April 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s the strangest thing. I’ve quit investment banking yet its investment banking that continues to ruin my life. I thought that when I walked out those cattle gates, I had given up the habit for good. Yet somewhere, somehow, investment banking has managed to insinuate itself back into my life. How is this possible? Where did I go wrong? Have [...]

Cockroach infestations at work

March 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

The other day, just as I was about to go to bed, I noticed a cockroach on the floor next to my bed. Now my usual reaction to this scenario would involve a blood-curdling scream to which one could only assume that the girl from The Ring and the girl from The Exorcist were both in my room doing neck-twisting, long-dark-straggly-hair-in-the-face, [...]

How to leave investment banking

March 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

I passed my probation! (Sometimes I just wish it would be socially acceptable and not viewed as egotistical at all to have a 25-piece marching band complete with 15-person dancing troupe who could krump, following me around, playing celebratory music and krumping whenever I achieve something or get a ‘thanks’ email from my director…that [...]

That time I was a dictator…erghm I mean Fire Warden

February 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Awkward moment today when I was unknowingly elected Fire Warden for the Yellow Area on our floor. You see apart from the requisite training and fulfilling my duties of evacuating everyone in the Yellow Area in the event of a fire, a critical part of the role involves having your photo and name immortalised on a poster with all the other Fire [...]

I did it! I quit investment banking and I’m free!

December 20, 2012 // 1 Comment

I had the weirdest dream last night. I woke up, got dressed for work and went to work, but when I arrived there, I was seated at a new seat, at a new desk, in a new office….in a totally new job! How awesome is that!?! Then to add to that, I had this strange feeling which I’d never felt before. Like that feeling when you get a hug from your [...]

I need a new (job) boyfriend! Why bad jobs are like a bad relationship

July 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

It’s funny watching people get calls from recruiters. They start looking all nervous, get up from their desk and sprint to the nearest meeting room to take the call, whilst simultaneously, vigourously reducing the volume button in case anyone can hear the earmark of the recruiter….the British accent. I’m not sure if this is true, but I feel [...]

My thoughts on getting older whilst at a boring luncheon

June 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

We had a (painful) “Analyst Lunch” today which basically is a lunch that they hold for analysts and directors after a whole bunch of juniors leave, thereby loading you up with an Clive-Palmer-arseload of work. They have lunch to see that “everything’s under control” and “no one’s overworked” but really they quite obviously don’t [...]