Breaking up is never easy.
But sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. This is especially true if your significant other works on Wall Street, and starts to show some very telling warning signs.
We get it. Finance is a demanding job. Your boyfriend or girlfriend might be busy, stressed, stretched to the breaking point, and not be fulfilling all their duties as your significant other. But there’s a point at which their behaviour becomes unacceptable.
To help you out, we’ve created a list of some common indicators that you’re headed for trouble. If your significant other starts exhibiting any of these signs, you’d better run for the hills.
Bankers have their own language and it's all based on money, deals and trading.
For example: 'Upside of going to the Hamptons this weekend is that James is throwing a party at Pink Elephant, downside is that he's inviting my ex.'
If your significant other talks like this about... basically anything, let them go.
More telling phrases here.
It's telling sign that your significant other is spending too much time working -- or calling people they don't need you to know about.
They already spend about 20 hours a day with other bankers -- why not a change of social scenery for an hour or two?
Feeling no need whatsoever to get out of the banking world once in a while is definitely a bad sign.
Yes, bankers are busy, but one of the secrets of Wall Street is that there's a lot of waiting around in the office going on. Waiting for senior people to cross and i or dot a t. Waiting for final approval on this or that project.
What we're saying is that there's time for a one minute text message.
You made the effort to learn what EBITDA stands for, but your banker significant other laughed when you said that you had a hard day at your job.
There's something wrong here.
They have a serious inferiority complex over how well other finance people are doing -- and that's all they talk about.
Everyone knows that people in finance are competitive -- but when competitiveness spills into never-ending complaining, it's pretty unattractive.
This jealousy can come in different forms -- from wanting to go to certain conferences and events, to wanting to work at different firms.
Actual quote: 'If only I was at Goldman... my life would be so much better. I wish I was at Goldman.'
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