On stretches of weeks like these, it seems that the only thing I’m living and working for is to F.I.R.E. A lull in motivation requires an increased level of patience with the bullshit that’s constantly perpetuating in the workplace (it’s like the freaking Kraken – the more you try to kill it, the larger it grows), and an added dose of naivety could certainly help in paving the way forward.

These are times when I blame my seemingly hell bent analytical ability in calling management bullshit, and could certainly benefit from being a greenhorn believing in all that management espouses. Truth is nothing short of there being a constant sucker at the table, and if you don’t know who the sucker is, it’s probably you. Gone are the days I’ll tell the more seasoned junior bankers that hey maybe it’s actually good for us that management …