Most of my friends who are still in the industry said the article told their story well. She felt that if I was going to debunk the glamor of being an investment banking analyst, I should also debunk the glamor of dating one. Being a significant other in the world of investment banking is a thankless job. At first, this may sound surprising, given that the general rule of thumb in America is that as you rise in the ranks of an organization, you gain more control of your life.
You've mentioned a girlfriend keeping bankers grounded but what do you exactly mean by it? Can you give some examples? I'm not sure how I can help him with this through long distance since some of the things you said like cooking together, doing things together, and showing him that there are things money can't buy is a little difficult. I really haven't met any bankers with girlfriends. I think most of my bf's co-wokers are single and everyone in his office told him the relationship wouldn't last when he first started. Its surprising to hear that you have seen maybe a little bit of the opposite side. A lot of girls who date bankers expect extravagant dates and expensive gifts, especially to make up for the cancelled dates and the all-nighters.
What do investment banking job titles really signify? Do analysts really analyze? Are vice presidents in charge of whole divisions? And do managing directors run the entire bank?
Could someone with experience please comment on the dating life as an analyst? Especially those who started work already with a girlfriend. As an analyst at an investment bank, it is well known that you will work hectic hours that can range between a week.