Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs

This opt-ed article appears in yesterday New York Times and went viral. 

Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs

I was someone who imagined himself after college working as an investment banker but ended up instead folding towels and emptying women’s tampon bins at a health club.  During my job with the census I met a guy who used to be an equity trader. After he divorced his third wife, she ended up bilking him for lots of child support. But he said “You would probably be able to make a killing in finance.”

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  1. Grover Mannings

    I read this article yesterday after seeing it posted at Yahoo.com. It was quite an eye-opening piece that puts Goldman-Sachs in a very bad light.

    According to the author, “thousands” of college graduates apply to Goldman, but only 80 or so actually get accepted. If you do happen to get accepted, you’ve pretty much written yourself a ticket for a wealthy lifestyle. I’ve never heard of a broke banker (or even an analyst) from Goldman Sachs.

    This expose just goes to show that even the most sought after jobs in the world come with a degree of immoral behavior. Like my Dad said once, “Plenty of assholes graduate from Harvard”. Likewise, plenty of greedy pricks work at Goldman and abuse their customers, thinking of them as nothing more than “muppets”.

    It’s the beginning of the end for this storied investment bank.

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