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Exceptional Situations, Exceptional Advice: Muffie Benson-Perella

Muffie Benson-Perella (muffie AT is an Associate in the Investment Banking Division of a "Bulge Bracket" bank. She holds a B.A. in French and Art from Vassar College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Her regular column "Heard in the Suite" is a probing (and, ahem, fictional) weekly look into the secret lives and behind the velvet curtains of the investment banking world.
A reader writes:
Dear Muff Diver:
Your advice is shallow, worthless and misleading. I cannot believe that you are permitted to continue publishing anything on a quality site like DealBreaker. Go lick some carpet or something."
Annoyed in Albany

I will have you know that my experience has helped many people. Not least of which was the reader who wrote in earlier this month looking for resume advice. Today I got a nice little thank you note. I reproduce it below:
Dear Ms. Muffie:
How are you.Thanks a lot for your advice. I am getting a lots of calls now a days. That too from top tier recruiting firms. I will be really glad to talk to you about it. Could you please give me a call Muffie (917) xxx-xxxx. Wish to hear from you.
R. Mondavi

For your information, many people value my important contributions to the world of high finance.
Muffie Benson-Perella reserves the right to edit and reprint all submissions. Forward all your critical finance and personal (but not personal finance, that's for the PCS group) questions to : muffie AT