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We’re all aware of the sadistic nature of employment on Wall Street. Just look at the working conditions of first-year analysts—100 hour+ weeks, ritual hazing from seniors on the desk and basically getting paid minimum wage on a per-hour basis.But this story we heard about a overly controlling director almost made us feel a bit sorry for the analyst who shared his tale with us.
A first-year analyst in sales and trading at a major bank told Clusterstock that the head of his desk will call the office every night at 10 pm to check that he’s still at the office working.
“He usually calls the associate, and I can hear him asking ‘Is ****** still there?’ to check that I’m working,” the analyst told us.
The analyst said he usually gets into work by 8 am, and has to stay until 10:30 pm or later so he will always be there when the director calls—meaning he works 14 to 15 hour days. Talk about being chained to your desk.