This might not have been the best idea.
According to The Wall Street Journals’ Daniel Huang, Justin Kwan, a second-year analyst in Barclays’ global power & utilities group, sent an email to the bank’s new interns with the subject line “Welcome to the Jungle.”
The email purports to introduce interns to the “10 Power Commandments.”
Kwan claims that for the next 9 weeks interns will “live and die” by the commandments.
The highlights include (all sic):
“Commandment” 3: “We expect you to be the last ones to leave every night….no matter what. That’s what good summer analysts do. (Also getting in earlier than me would be a power move – You should enjoy your casual 9:15AM PT arrival time this Friday, but I wouldn’t get used to it).”
“Commandment” 5: “Never take your jacket off at work. This is investment banking, ladies and gentleman. Other groups may be mor liberal when it comes to summer dress code, unfortunately were not”
“Commandment” 7: “I recommend bringing a pillow to the office (yoga mat works as well). It makes sleeping under your desk alot more comfortable, in the very likely scenario that you have to do that.”
“Commandment” 8: “You are expected to allocate at least half your seamless web order for group appetizers/snacks for the month of June. No questions asked. Once the 2nd years leave, you can enjoy your $US25 allocations.”
The WSJ reported that Huang couldn’t be reached for comment while Barclays told the Journal the email “was in no way authorised” by the firm.
Read the full list, embedded below: