Friday, November 13, 2009
Exactly how I feel. I've been working in a management position at a bank now for a little over a month, which I guess is a bittersweet reunion. I'm in a "transition stage" of life, halfway through my education goals but unable to press on any further until next year. As I have professional experience in finance, I have always fallen back on it when I am unable to find/land the jobs I want. So, yeah, this is bittersweet. I have a job, I'm busy, and I can pay my bills, but I can't help feeling disappointed with myself every day I arrive at work because this isn't the life I envisioned for myself.
Anyways, this is also the first time I've been in banking/finance since the economic crash and, to be honest, I am shocked at how much things have changed. I think the video sums up at least one change, too many qualified people for too few jobs! Makes for some serious competition at work. I think one other major change is how people perceive the financial sector today. Generally, customers truly believe their is a conspiracy and that all banks are in cahoots. I mean I don't blame these folks. Have you seen what CD rates are like today? If you bring in half a million dollars, banks will pay you around 0.7 - 0.9%. Ridiculous.