UK Guardian: Banker Leaves Industry Asking "Why Are We Doing This To Ourselves?"January 11, 2012 2 Comments
Ex-mergers and acquisitions banker: 'There's no time for friends'
Proud of his time spent working for a large investment bank, a young finance worker tells Joris Luyendijk why he is leaving
This monologue is part of a series in which people across the financial sector speak about their working lives
How does the world of finance look when you have just decided to quit? The other day an email came in to the blog, saying: "For the past two years I have been working as a junior M&A (mergers and acquisitions) banker for one of the 'bulge bracket' banks in Canary Wharf. I have decided that this job is not for me. Would love to share my experiences.'