Push Ups

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Just another day at the office: Fox Senior Delts, Pecs, ‘n Lean Proteins Correspondent Charlie Gasparino demonstrates a push-up with one of his colleagues on his back.

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PULL-UPS: Mayo…can do 35 consecutively and 150 in an hour. Used to do as many as 200 push-ups at a time when stress level got high. Changed to pull-ups after push-ups started causing him neck pain. BREAKFAST: 10 egg-white omelette with grilled onions. [Miami Herald via BI]

He’s just in between sets. Read more »

  • 14 Sep 2010 at 12:45 PM
  • MBAs

Laid Off Wall Streeter Finds Self In Unemployment

Ryan Payne is a former investment banker who was laid off from his job at the Jordan Edmiston Group in April 2008 and has since remained unemployed. In the beginning, he sent out dozens of resumes and “would’ve done anything” to get his job back, which is ironic given how much he hated it when he had it, particularly the long hours and lack of a social life that resulted in him sleeping under his desk on his birthday in 2007. With over $100,000 in student loans and consumer debt, the Payne, who holds his JD/MBA, moved home and things were pretty dark for a while. “At one point, if I’d had a gun, I wouldn’t be talking to you now,” he told the LA Times. Then one day Payne said fuck this, pulled himself “out of the job orbit” and has never looked back. Read more »

So it being a 3.5 day weekend and all, I’m not sticking around much past 1PM but it’s been asked that I share the following, going down at a hedge fund that shall remain nameless. Will post updates until I have to leave.

10:30: Slow day on the desk…new guy is attempting 500 pushups during market hours. So far he has done 50 with 450 to go. The last ten were kind of tough. He’s not in very good shape. We are starting to take bets on when he breaks. Thinking around the 250-300 range.

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