We’re sure our finance friends have already seen this (y’all read Dealbook more than UTB? No way), but for the rest of you, we thought it only fair to share the plight of our suffering peers. It seems Wall Street Interns just cannot catch a break. Forced to satisfy their basic needs in hiding, many are faced with significantly less perks than their predecessors three or four years ago thanks to shrinking budgets and a failing economy.
Imagine, for a moment, a $15,000-a-summer internship without a “firm-sponsored trip in white Hummer limousines to the trendy NoHo nightclub Butter.” Or the face of the desolate summer analyst upon hearing that company-sponsored “gourmet cooking classes” would no longer be offered. Is it even possible to work in such conditions?
While a certain Career Services office is quoted in the article touting the remaining benefits of a summer on Wall Street, we know that behind those
beady strong eyes lie disappointed worker bees, longing for what could have been. Chin up, Wall Streeters: one day, you’ll get what’s rightfully yours.