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    Originally posted by clapham_gull
    VBA pays that in the City ? What the f*ck am I doing !
    you have to have sound knowledge of at least one type of product tho, don't get too carried away. Although I know some administrators in the city on 300 a day, you just gotta go out there and get it my friend. ere you go...

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      Originally posted by Beach Hut
      Get real the top ain't always good.

      I was implored to go for the top job recently by my work mates,
      70% internal 30% dealing with customers - bunch of arse I stayed in my Customer Focused job.

      I cant be bothered to work to the top but respect anyone that wants to.
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      Originally posted by dwayne
      my key skill is knowing the in-house JPM exotic derivatives pricing sheets, Luck and skill in equal measures my dear man.

      I'm not really up for arguing the toss about how talented I am etc...I could give a ****... I'm IN now and that's all that counts, so I should be gauranteed a comfortable life in the future.

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      I'm not up for arguing at all. I'ml just interested.

      You make your own luck, to a degree. You're obviously an ambitious and confident young chap and more power to your elbow. You also might come across as half-decent if you don't belittle decisions and choices of others. Your life is not for everyone, you know.
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      Originally posted by Bozza
      I'm not up for arguing at all. I'ml just interested.

      You make your own luck, to a degree. You're obviously an ambitious and confident young chap and more power to your elbow. You also might come across as half-decent if you don't belittle decisions and choices of others. Your life is not for everyone, you know.
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      I am working at JPM on Friday at Victoria Embankment, but not for £400 a day
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      Originally posted by lost in london
      Work you very hard, I know someone there and they hate it. Apparently you are either stupidly busy, or doing nothing. Some people like the pressure of that though, and they pay very well. A mate of my sister's has been offered a graduate job there, £10,000 welcome bonus.
      They just take bright young graduates, work them into the ground 'til they lose that gung-ho thing and realise there is a life outside of the office. The smart ones are gone by the time they're thirty.
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      Originally posted by Tom Hark, Preston Park
      They just take bright young graduates, work them into the ground 'til they lose that gung-ho thing and realise there is a life outside of the office. The smart ones are gone by the time they're thirty.
      But by then you've had a shed load of experience in a relatively short period of time, and your CV looks all the better for it.

      I'd go for it - if nothing else Accenture is known as a b!tch to get into, so getting in is an achievement in itself. If the benefits work your way, nicely done. If things dont work out, you'd probably get a better paid job with a smaller firm just off the back of your experience.

      Double thumbs up from me (on the proviso that I dont know what your doing now or your circumstances - I wouldn't do it now but Im on a different career route - I would have jumped at the chance, say, 2 years ago)
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      Originally posted by dwayne
      If you're happy with that then I repect you aswell. I must admit I'm greedy and I'm after the bucks. You're right about investment banks being long hours, I'm doing donkey work at the moment but I know that if I can get to VP position in the next 10 years within say ...credit derivatives I can take home my 100k basic and 200k a year bonus...so I put in the hours now to hopefully reap those rewards in the future.
      dreamer!

      you're a low level visual basic IT contactor working on fixed contract at JPMorgan as I understand it.

      there are thousands with your skills!

      if you make a transition to staff rather than contract, if you make VP (which many do) then you may one day be looking at a package rather less impressive than you are spouting above.

      good luck to you, but you're hardly there are you, hardly even started!
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      Begin rant.

      In my (reasonably-extensive) experience and opinion, Accenture employees are genarally morons and/or clones and/or Borgs. They take the piss.

      (My opinion) They charge huge rates and delivers bad product by slowing down projects that could better be delivered by a good team of enthusiastic contractors or employees - or smaller more nimble consulting companies.

      It all seems to be about them borrowing your watch to tell you the time, and then charging you money for the info.

      The rich guys in Accenture get to where they are by climbing over the backs of others - and by selling newly-employed students at mature-employee rates.

      End rant.



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      Originally posted by Bozza
      So your key skill is VBA?
      Don't knock it. It's my key skill too, and I also make a tidy living from it. It helps that I can code in VB, .Net, Java, various unix scripting languages and have Fixed Income and FX Derviative business knowledge, but I'm most marketable because I'm a better VBA programmer than anyone else on this floor.

      dwayne comes across as a churlish know it all bore on all employment matters, but I must say that his underlying message is often close to the truth.
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