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by katastrofa
August 19th, 2007, 6:10 pm
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaQuoteOriginally posted by: twofishAre you a quant or a female psychologist? Not all women are willing to trade their marriage for money... and I don't want to do it neither.I'm a husband and father. I'm a husband, too. And my ...
by katastrofa
August 18th, 2007, 11:50 pm
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Tadragh1The question is - why someone would possibly consider hiring a person not willing to work more than 8 hours per day. I guess you would have to present a very unique skillset. There are probably 10^n other people applying for the same job, many of them are not ma...
by katastrofa
August 18th, 2007, 6:16 pm
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ronwiseQuote Anyway, my question is: what can I do to maximize the chances of landing an 8-hour job? What quant roles to avoid, what to prefer? What companies are most likely to be convenient for me, in what EU countries?Just curious what you would do if your boss tell ...
by katastrofa
August 18th, 2007, 4:36 pm
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

QuoteOriginally posted by: spiceQuoteI can work elsewhere, too, do an interesting job and have 8-hour work days.Just curious, what's the job?Software developer (in Europe).
by katastrofa
August 18th, 2007, 4:35 pm
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaIf it was only about me, then it would be an issue (which I would deal with fairly easily). But it's also about my wife, who made it pretty clear that she want's to have a husband, not a walking wallet.Heh. Heh. Heh. I have so...
by katastrofa
August 18th, 2007, 8:52 am
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

<t>QuoteI've found that it is a very unwise to put *anything* as a absolute condition. There are a lot of subtle trade-offs involved in the job search. It may be the case that you wouldn't trade any amount of money for working 10 hours, but what if it happen to be a topic that you professionally fou...
by katastrofa
August 18th, 2007, 7:21 am
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

<t>QuoteListen, you are about to enter the real world now. Where people are actually PRODUCTIVE. Not like a PhD student.So in your opinion, you need to stay at work >8hs to get productive? Pity you. BTW, a good PhD student is productive, just in a different field than yours. You produce income for y...
by katastrofa
August 17th, 2007, 9:15 pm
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishIt's very hard. Part of the reason is that it is hard to define "less work." The second problem is that salary is invisible while hours worked is not. Managers can give wildly different salaries to people and no one will notice, but if you allow one person to wor...
by katastrofa
August 17th, 2007, 3:41 pm
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DCFCI think we have to separate the different modes of work hours here:1: Sheer mass of workWhat if someone wants to do less work for less money? Would this be accepted? (In "less work for less money" I mean "I work 8 hours/day and if I do less work than other people, t...
by katastrofa
August 17th, 2007, 2:55 pm
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

I'd rather be compensated for doing something useful and then go home ;-)Or is it similar to the doctor doing a shift in an emergency room?
by katastrofa
August 17th, 2007, 2:07 pm
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentyep. you do get more work...but the trick is it to get it done within 8 hours! And then you get still more work ;-)Quotekeep in mind that when you hear people, for example in M&A, working for 12 hours, this doesn't actually mean that they work for 12 h...
by katastrofa
August 17th, 2007, 1:24 pm
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

"I work from 9am to 6pm. If you can do what you're required to do within this timeframe I don't see why would you need to work more."This would be on the verge of acceptability... However, isn't it that when the boss sees that you do all your work in this time, you get more work?
by katastrofa
August 17th, 2007, 7:44 am
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

Am I right in guessing that the less short time deliveries, the shorter the hours are?
by katastrofa
August 17th, 2007, 6:56 am
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

Do all quant jobs consist of doing things *RIGHT NOW*?
by katastrofa
August 16th, 2007, 8:24 pm
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Topic: Any 8-hours jobs for quants?
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Any 8-hours jobs for quants?

> there is a lot of work (meetings, filling out reports, etc.)Are these things necessary or is it just bureaucracy?