Terrified Soon-To-Be Banker Would Like To Know If It's Possible To Get Ass While Spending Every Waking Moment At The Office


From the mailbag:


Can you do a post asking the readers if it's hard to meet quality girls once you're on the Street? I'm graduating in the spring and already have an offer, but the city seems pretty intimidating -- especially in regards to meeting women. I need to be around girls, I'm worried I'll jump out the window if I'm surrounded by dorks all day. I have one friend on the street and he works so much he barely sees his girlfriend, who he met during undergrad. Maybe I should lock up a cutie right now, if it's that tough to meet girls once I'm out there.

Like, how do you meet girls if you work 80+ hour weeks? Are the girls you meet limited to those you run into at the bar, the bar visit you reward yourself once a month? Sounds depressing.


Know Your Chief Financial Officers: Harvey Schwartz

What do you know about soon-to-be Goldman Sachs CFO Harvey M. Schwartz? Probably not much, but luckily Bloomberg profiled the guy today and came back with a couple moderately amazing tidbits about longtime chief financial officer David Viniar's successor. Such as one, the fact that he likes his women with some gunshot wounds ("Schwartz...lives with Annie Hubbard, whom he met in 2003, a year after she was shot helping subdue a hostage-taker at an East Village bar") and two, to date he is the only known Goldman Sachs executive to play a role in a chick lit novel that went on to become a major motion picture (Jon Winkelried's cameo in The Notebook, which was left on the cutting room floor, sadly does not count). Schwartz and Hubbard make an appearance in the best-seller “Eat, Pray, Love,” where they’re credited with helping author Elizabeth Gilbert buy a house for a friend in Indonesia. “I sent out this e-mail to everybody that I knew, and I got an e-mail back from Annie saying that her boyfriend, Harvey, would like to contribute $10,000 to the cause,” Gilbert said in an interview. In addition to his generosity, shareholders will also be happy to hear that there's no risk of Schwartz pulling a Jimmy Cayne, i.e. working on his golf game in moments of minor to major crisis ("Jim Rothenberg, who plays with Schwartz about three times a year, said Schwartz’s high-teens golf handicap is a reassuring sign he’s not playing too much. 'I wouldn’t say Harvey’s a good golfer, which is a good thing if he’s going to be CFO of Goldman Sachs,' he said.") Schwartz Shrugged Off Black Monday In Rise To Goldman Sachs CFO [Bloomberg]