So here’s the horror story that happened at the bank that I interned at. One of the analysts who worked there has been there for a couple of years and clearly looks burnt out from the last couple of weeks. We just recently hired another full time analyst and this was my last week of my internship. The burnt out analyst was doing work the night before and was basically begging one of the other junior guys in the bullpen to help him with the work because he wasn’t able to finish everything by tomorrow. There was some tension between him distributing work to other people so the other guy was hesitant about doing it. This was a Thursday night.
Come Monday, the new analyst who we hired shows up and it’s her first day. We had a deliverable in the morning that we had to get shipped out and the burnt out analyst was suppose to have been in the office early in the morning to take care of it. 9am we don’t see him, 10am, 11am still not there. We call him and his phone is off. 11:30 comes, the door opens with him and his parents who were visiting him from China entering. The guy looked like a mess and his parents walk up to me since I spoke Chinese and told me that he needed to go to a hospital because he hasn’t slept all weekend. The burnt out analyst gets to his desk, starts talking gibberish and slams his mouse and his head on the keyboard and kept on saying he’ll get everything done right away. No joke, it looked like something from the exorcist.
He ended up going to the hospital and I never saw him again since my internship ended. And I think we throughly freaked out the new analyst on her first day. Suffice to say that she left the place after a couple of months working there.
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