Here Are 2 Ridiculous Stories About How Bankers Are Coping With Their Insane Hours

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Everyone knows investment bankers work long hours. Analysts and associates are at the office anywhere from 80 to 100 hours during a bad week, with plenty of all nighters.So it’s really no surprise that some bankers have come up with their own, unique ways of coping with those insane hours. We recently heard about two methods that made us both laugh and feel incredulous.

  1. One analyst tried to trick his own mind—Everyday around 5 pm, the banker would shut down his computer, gather his things and walk to the subway station like he was going home. Once he got there, he would turn back, walk back into his office and pretend he was starting the day anew. That way, he would have the physical and mental energy to work until the dead of the night.
  2. Another analyst found a way to relax his mind—One investment banking analyst, whose apartment was super close to his office, would go home and play videos games for an hour or two if he had down time during the day. Essentially giving his overworked mind some time to rest.

Next time you’re stuck in a rut, maybe ditch the age-old power nap, and try these two new creative methods out?

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