Yes, it stunk at the time and you couldn't pay me enough money to go back, but I did learn a lot and it was invaluable to my career 

No. It's a terrible option and I sincerely regret having joined. As a result of the A2A lifestyle, my days have become completely empty and pretty much consists of work and sleep. Now I'm stuck in golden handcuffs and cannot leave even if I wanted to.

If you can obtain another, better opportunity, jump at it!

Just curious why you didn't try to leave earlier considering how much of a negative effect it seems to be having on you

hahaha, what? Are you an idiot (not meant rhetorically, I'm genuinely curious)?

you're what, 4-5 years out of college. You have a negligible amount of restricted stock.? How exactly are you stuck?

Facts bruh, don't know if I would even include Corp Dev in that. Leaving my group after a year for a corp dev role in the industry I covered. From what I've seen so far, very few of the people in my department come from IB. You can get a role by just being a grinder (seemingly same shit you did to get into IB).

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Yeah exactly, I just included Corp Dev in to be nice. The job just sucks and isn't worth it unless you are set on climbing PE. VPs will come on here and wag their finger about how grateful you should be to be making $20K more post-tax than your peers in normal jobs...not to mention all the opportunities today present outside of the corporate world.

Could you speak a bit to the comp that you are seeing in corp dev, and if not comfortable then the type of comp you were looking for while recruiting as well as how you see that scaling over time? Interested in corp dev as well for better lifestyle but not sure where to set expectations.

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