Following moves by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan to give junior bankers 36 hours off each weekend and one whole weekend off a month, respectively, Bank of America has announced that its young worker bees should go ahead and think about taking a couple Saturdays or Sundays off every now and again.

Bank of America Corp., the second-largest U.S. lender, said it’s improving working conditions by joining competitors in recommending junior bankers take some weekends off. “While we do not encourage weekend work, effective immediately, we recommend that analysts and associates take a minimum of four weekend days off per month,” Christian Meissner, head of global corporate and investment banking, said in a memo to employees today.

To recap, if you were previously working through the weekend, which BofA never told you to do, please cut that to half of all weekend days moving forward.

BofA Says Junior Bankers Should Take Some Weekends Off [Bloomberg]

Related: Goldman Sachs Spells Out New “Saturday Rule” For Junior Employees; Christmas Come Early For JP Morgan Junior Employees

Comments (11)

  1. Posted by Guest | January 10, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    glad to see the shazar-like speed they institute this considering what happened to their intern in London.

  2. Posted by Sam | January 10, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Exhibit 98645 of Herd mentality on Wall St.

  3. Posted by B. D. | January 10, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Please do not come in for 4 week end days a month. As opposed to the weekends you previously would come in and just sit here because, as we are BofA, we have no deals or work for you.

    Moyni Moyns

  4. Posted by Party Naked | January 10, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Sometimes you masturbate in the shower and shit happens

  5. Posted by BoA Sales Tr Quant | January 10, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    But we were running met labs in the conference rooms during the weekends….

  6. Posted by marga | January 10, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass…..it's about learning to Dance in the Rain!

  7. Posted by Guest | January 10, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    "I don't want you to work too much on this. You should relax this weekend. Just show me a draft Sunday night."

    -Every MD ever

  8. Posted by Ashley | January 11, 2014 at 6:30 AM

    I think that is a good decision -I hope they will use their freetime to spent more time with their families and release the stress from the week.

  9. Posted by Guest | January 12, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    The firm doesn't encourage analyst to have families…or a life..

    The firm

  10. Posted by robertosalgado2 | January 12, 2014 at 9:49 PM
  11. Posted by Bess $EEE | January 13, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Bess > Ashley