Think of Dick Fuld, and realize it could be worse.
From the mail bag:
BarCap top bucket 1st year IBD analysts: 50k (Second bucket: 45k. Don't know about 3rd or anyone admitting to be 3rd tier). I think the general consensus is that the number (50) was just a bit below expectations (I mean, no one likes to lose to UBS), but I don't think anyone is complaining too loudly.