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Harry Nuggets
Son of Mick Nuggets
07:57 AM on 08/25/2013
Things tend to be cuthroat around the emotionally stunted, regardless of the particular profession.
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Cyber Nick
Common sense is genius dressed in working clothes
05:16 AM on 08/25/2013
Few really successful people work less than 50-60 hour weeks. All nighters are not uncommon in graduate school and many professions.

Odd that the article doesn't say what the medical report of the intern's death was?
06:03 AM on 08/25/2013
Wouldn't want to ruin the intent of the story.
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how did that happen
It is not goodness to be better than the worst.
06:09 AM on 08/25/2013
Why work? You can make more by just collecting off the government dole.
http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/20/study-welfare-pays-more-than-work-in-most-states/
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somepeoplecallmethestig
Coffee is for closers.
08:48 AM on 08/25/2013
It is even worse, in Massachusetts we have a real trend going of people getting arrested well carrying 3 EBT cards. And the really sad part is that it doesn't seem to be a crime in this state.
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Cyber Nick
Common sense is genius dressed in working clothes
01:32 PM on 08/25/2013
The government dole in the U.S. is far, far less than in other developed nations. 
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BrunoMan
Think progress.
04:21 AM on 08/25/2013
Struggling to become a successful investment banker can really take it's toll on a person. This proves it. I guess that's the gist of this article.
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novelist2000
veritas non olet
03:36 AM on 08/25/2013
A relative of ours got out before it got too hot. 'Nah, that's murderous was the expression at the time', and yes, the person was a German, too. Moritz took it too far and couldn't get off, sad.

In the main, Germans do not have that burning competitiveness. E.g. they'd like to bake a good cake, really good cake - but would it have to be the best cake in the world of all time? Nah, not necessary. But admitting you've made a wrong decision, that's hard for Germans.
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01:43 AM on 08/25/2013
"the toll his daily 12 to 13 hours on the job take on his personal life: “I don't have time to do much else after work..."
There are plenty of people putting in those hour and more, at two jobs. Earning much less thanks in part to investment bankers.
Enough said.
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10:53 AM on 08/25/2013
I know people who do that and more. They have to in order to survive, not to become incredibly wealthy.
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R.J.
01:26 AM on 08/25/2013
Poor kid. That bonus wasn't worth it.
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Josh Jansen
You say 'metric tonne,' I say 'megagram.'
01:16 AM on 08/25/2013
What's the autopsy say?

WHERE THE HELL IS QUINCY WHEN YOU NEED HIM!?!?
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read matt taibbi
Neither left, nor right. Forward!
12:10 AM on 08/25/2013
As more and more work is automated, and consequently more and more people fight for fewer and fewer jobs, we need to strengthen labor protections if we are not to slip back into feudalism.
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BrunoMan
Think progress.
04:11 AM on 08/25/2013
love your micro bio
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Cyber Nick
Common sense is genius dressed in working clothes
05:17 AM on 08/25/2013
There are lots of jobs, millions of them going begging, but few skilled, trained workers. HuffPo and others have reported on that.
island cynic
rescuing democracy from Harper
09:15 AM on 08/25/2013
No they haven't. Millions of jobs going begging? On what planet?
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12:06 PM on 08/25/2013
The skills you are talking about are usually described as 5+ years of experience. There are actually very few entry level jobs even for STEM graduates & those with advanced degrees..
11:57 PM on 08/24/2013
I feel sorry for the intern who might have died of exhaustion...

'A standard 6-hour sleep is considered decent around here' ...rings true with any mother... When we had a newborn in the house, I used to joke that it's like torture by sleep deprivation, where they mess with your sleep patterns.Only you can't break down, you have to find a way to survive because the little one needs you.
11:29 PM on 08/24/2013
I had a friend in the late 70's whose brother was an investment banker ,always been a high stress position and still considered a prime position at any financial institution-this tragedy will not change anything!!!!!!!!!
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Crabtree Nick
my micro-bio is genetic
11:27 PM on 08/24/2013
How to succeed in business without dying.
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TheTrue Pooka
11:07 PM on 08/24/2013
" the bank will convene a formal working group to look into Erhardt’s death, as well as to consider how to improve the work-life balance of the institution’s junior staffers."

Ten bucks says this formal working group will consist of getting all interns into a room and then forcing them to sign waivers or be fired.
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02:00 AM on 08/25/2013
And threatening them if they die on the job!!
I do kind of wonder, and maybe I missed it in the article, how did they tie his death to his job? It's actually expected that if you have a high stress level job, it will kill you in the end. Usually not in the beginning, though.
11:04 PM on 08/24/2013
American and British Banks are the root of ALL evil in the world... Yes, trace anything institutionally evil back to it's roots and you'll find a banker.
So kid, if you wanna play this game be prepared for some fatalities along the way, uh yeah maybe YOU
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Crabtree Nick
my micro-bio is genetic
11:27 PM on 08/24/2013
yeah, the German banks are cool. ugh.
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novelist2000
veritas non olet
03:41 AM on 08/25/2013
They are usually headed by the 'same' people, meaning from the same universities and colleges regardless whether they speak English with an Indian or American accent. And the CVs show a stint in Basel, Zuerich, and or Geneva.
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Cyber Nick
Common sense is genius dressed in working clothes
05:18 AM on 08/25/2013
What nonsense!
11:04 PM on 08/24/2013
Strange how so many are concerned about how "over-regulation" will stifle the flow
of commerce. Sooo,. lax parenting caused the 60s counter-culture,. didn't have any
thing to do with the nuclear "sword" held over our heads of "Mutually Assured
Destruction",. by people so spiritually and intellectually bankrupt that they believed
Nixon, Graham, and "prophets of doom" like Hal Lindsey?
We, the people, are the government. The "Late, Great, Prophets of Doom" will miss
seeing the re-acquisition of our, here-to-for, abdicated civic responsibilities, albeit,
as overly permissive "parents", for corporations incessant tantrums for the instant
gratification of Quarterly Gains. "Spare the rod,. spoil the child".
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Enrico Dagastino
Remember the tumbrels of Paris.
11:01 PM on 08/24/2013
The question is obvious. Where does the soul of a banker go after death? And, more fundamentally, do they have souls?
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Crabtree Nick
my micro-bio is genetic
11:28 PM on 08/24/2013
questioning the humanity of someone? not cool. sounds hitlerian. a person is separate from their actions. it seems ridiculous that i have to say that not all bankers are bad people. you sound racist against bankers.
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Enrico Dagastino
Remember the tumbrels of Paris.
10:53 AM on 08/25/2013
My intention was not to question the humanity of individuals it is to stimulate discussion of the practices of the banking industry.  You missed the intended more difficult to grasp option and leapt upon the obvious simple response. 
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R.J.
01:29 AM on 08/25/2013
Unfortunately, the Big Boys in the room use smart, ambitious kids just like they use their clients, shareholders, governments, etc. The culture is toxic, but sadly, the young men and women who intern there don't start out as sociopaths (most of the time.)