I’m a former Investment Banker and the stories are true. We’d often spend 100+ hours a week at the office. When the financial crash was bearing down on us, my boss couldn’t hire the 2 analysts I was promised in my recruitment. Having not taken a real trip for over a year, we agreed that I would work remotely whenever I wanted, on my alleged ‘vacations’. I once rushed home from a night club in Cartagena, Colombia at 3am to run analytics on a deal …it’s a miracle I didn’t blow that deal up. My laptop needed to be within 30 minutes of me, no matter where in the world I was…meaning I needed to take 2 bags on every trip, whether international or a weekend beach trip. I despised being the guy that walked into a weekend home, toting a rolling bag and a laptop bag.

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