Finance bro emails recruiter asking if new job will kill his love life

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A 25-year-old guy interviewed with a college recruiter on "accounting night" at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earlier this fall. After interviewing with a few other audit firms, the aspiring finance bro emailed the recruiter from accounting night to update her on that zit on his lip (SPOILER ALERT: Not a cold sore!) and ask about the possibility of juggling the workload of a major firm and a fulfilling love life.

Basically, he's concerned that accepting a job at a major firm like Deloitte would inhibit him from living the life that Nora Ephron films and Nicholas Sparks novels have conditioned him to expect for himself.

The email started making the rounds on Wall Street and eventually made its way to Bro Bible, which inevitably springboarded it into the Internet ether. No word on whether or not the recruiter responded to the email with a Notorious B.I.G. joke.

Congratulations on going viral, Aspiring Finance Bro. [Bro Bible]

Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 11:06 PM
Subject: Question


We talked a couple weeks back at the UW-Milwaukee accounting night. (I was the one looking for equity research positions and had a zit on my lip that could have passed for a cold sore. Lol. Whew. It was not. You're probably like, "uh.. What?" Maybe that helps you recall, maybe not. Not completely important, I suppose.

Anyways, if you have a chance here is my question: (background first) I interviewed with BDO and Baker Tilly today, two firms that seem like good places to work, I believe they don't kill you like a big 4. Tomorrow I have an interview with Deloitte :O somewhere I thought I've always wanted to work. Obviously I don't have an offer so this is all hypothetical thinking, but if I get the job, the reality of the situation is that I'm getting old. 25. I know you can't force love and I know it just comes when you're not looking, but would working for a big four completely squash any possibilities for potential relationships if one came along? Is working for a big four a potential career - love trade off? I mean, I like money(as do most females) but love is...great :) What are your thoughts?



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