Just last week, the internet was abuzz about Justin Kwan, the guy who sent the awesome email to the summer interns. Sure, he was only a second-year banker and probably had no real say over the intern’s rules, but he wanted to let those little shits know who their elders were.
Personally, I loved the commandments. If Barclays wasn’t already implementing them into their intern program, they probably should. There is nothing wrong with a little tough love when it comes to prepping young minds for the real world — which is why a rigid pledge program is important.
Unfortunately, Barclays didn’t like the move Kwan pulled and decided to fire him.
Kwan, who was a second-year analyst in Barclays’ Global Power & Utilities group, was let go by the bank on Friday, our source says.
Since Kwan had plans to leave the bank later this year and join the Carlyle Group, he probably shrugged it off and said fuck it. An asset like that doesn’t just fall into the Carlyle Group’s laps. They should feel lucky, right? Wrong. I guess they thought the whole email thing was too over-the-top and preemptively fired him too. Pussies.
If you’re looking for work, Justin, maybe you should start a pledge education consulting business. There are a lot of chapters out there that could use you..
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