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My Time at Lehman

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My Time at Lehman

Postby skynet » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:10 pm

I guess if you don't have a conscience and you're filled with non stop greed, Wall Street is where you want to be. But if you have the potential to feel guilt and regret after ripping countless people off, you wont last. Take it from someone who's been there?

------------------------------------------------- - "Oh no," they would say, "We are important providers of liquidity that create stable financial markets. We're a crucial part of a system. And besides, if we don’t do it, someone else will." These are the lies that people tell themselves so that they can buy larger homes.

Although it took some time, many months, the moment I realized this truth, I was done. To do that sort of work, you have to either really love it or convince yourself that it somehow has worth. Otherwise the hours, stress, and bullying will eat you alive. I remember taking the subway home each night asking myself “What have I done today? What have I created?” And it meant that I couldn’t sleep well, I was embarrassed to tell people what I did, and I felt as though I personally owed every single person that I mucked over in the markets each day. The experience reminded me of one as a child when I unfairly sold some worthless items to neighbors at a stoop sale in front of our house in Brooklyn. When my parents found out that night, they made me go from home to home on our block returning the money.

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