There's no doubt that America is enthralled with Wall Street's big hitters. Many of them lead lives that seem more befitting of rock stars than those of MBAs. Making millions is just one benefit of a career that includes rubbing elbows with the rich and famous. Making it big on Wall Street is something that many ambitious professionals set their sights on, especially when they're fresh out of college. But don't expect to find the Wall Street job of your dreams in Sunday's classified section of your local paper. These positions aren't always handed out to the boss's nephew, either, but instead, to those willing to fight tooth-and-nail for a shot.
John G. W. Husted Jr.
Why one big Wall Street banker is betting flying taxis will replace helicopters
A few weeks ago, I was talking to this girl at a bar and she asked me what I did. I told her I am a comic but I used to work on Wall Street. She said, "Thank god. Because all Wall Street guys are douchebags. I asked why she thought that and her response was, "Well, I don't really know any Wall Street guys. It seems like you guys all make a lot of money so you must be doing something shady.
Dating Advice You Never Wanted: How to Snag a Wall Street Man
Subscriber Account active since. We always hear about these Wall Street dating horror stories. That's why we've reached out to both male and female bankers, traders, analysts and hedge funders, etc.
It was billed as a blog and support group for Wall Street's saddest cases: the once pampered young women forced to adjust to life without bottle service, Bergdorf Goodman accounts and boom-time sex—the collateral damage caused by thousands of points vanishing in a blink from the Dow. Last month, Dating a Banker Anonymous broke out as the hated, irresistible Website du jour, and it has earned its self-pitying, gold-digging authors some national press, not to mention promises from Hollywood agents of a "Real Housewives"—style media franchise. But hold on a minute—are the DABA girls even for real? Not exactly. There are no DABA meetings.