RBS Is Going To Go Ahead And Take Those First Year Job Offers Back

Though not without some compensation for your time and effort.
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"Hearing from incoming summer analysts (now soon to be full-time hires) that their offers were rescinded and they were all given a 10k severance. This is the case for all incoming analysts in IB at RBS."

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