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Madrid: From fear to love

  • on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Madrid used to be my city of horror. Let me back-up here. An innocent investment banking analyst in London, I was once a living example of a serious work-life imbalance....

How it was: My redundancy

  • on Friday, March 26th, 2010

I have recently completed the first year with my current employer. Reading the letter from the HR congratulating me on passing my probation period, I could not help remembering a...

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Too bad we can’t choose our bosses

  • on Thursday, December 17th, 2009

I tattooed the title of this post on my bleeding heart during my previous employment. For the entire two years, most projects I worked on happened to be fronted by...

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Monkey business: Holiday battles

  • on Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Employees in the UK typically get a minimum of a 25-day annual leave. In normal industries, that is. In investment banking, 25 is a pure accounting entry. Taking holidays is...

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Monkey business: Routine in the jungle

  • on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Besides business-as-usual interrupted by random activities I have already described (http://www.anjci.com/monkey-business-random-stuff-i-did-a-2/ and http://www.anjci.com/monkey-business-random-stuff-i-did-a/), my investment banking existence was defined by a number of important routines. It was perhaps that pressure...

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Monkey business: Random stuff I did at work II

  • on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

This post is a direct continuation of http://www.anjci.com/monkey-business-random-stuff-i-did-a-2/. Unfortunately, some truly grotesque experiences I had as an investment banker seem to have sunk very deep in my memory and refuse...

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Monkey business: Random stuff I did at work

  • on Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Investment banking wasn’t all glamour, responsible tasks, business class flights, challenge, et al. Below are just a handful of outright mind-numbing tasks I performed to justify the fat bonus in...

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Anthem to the City’s real people

  • on Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Somehow I was never too good at befriending the cool people of investment banking. Many of my colleagues were jumping over their heads to hold the serving tray at lunches...

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Unemployed in London, or My worst ever interview

  • on Friday, May 8th, 2009

This post will be a nice continuation to that dodgy Athenian interview experience described in the previous one. The beginning of 2009 saw me seriously disappointed with job opportunities so...



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