Always be nice to everyone when you're on your way up (they say) - just in case you need them on your way back down.
This undergraduate may find this out to his cost.
Business Insider reports that the college student bashed Wells Fargo bankers calling them 'doofuses' and 'boners' in an email sent to some 'bros' at Bank of America Merrill Lynch earlier this month.
The student, who had met the BAML guys at a bar he calls 'Fratty Kips', then proceeded to tell the Bank of America guys that he'd like to work at their firm.
He presumably thought the email would remain confidential between the BAML guys. Of course, emails like this never remain private on Wall Street as history has shown us time and time again.
Here's the email trail:
'Hey... what's good. It's.... Last night at Kips chilling with you was a good time and a great start to the week lol! I went to the Wells Fargo IB info session tonight and they were all a bunch of boners, the experience didn't compare. I'd love to continue the recruitment process at BAML. do you have any suggestions that could help me in the application process? Any advice/help would be appreciated. My resume is attached'.
In a similar email that made its way back to the Wells Fargo campus recruiting team, the jobseeker called the bankers he saw 'a bunch of doofuses'. One Wells Fargo team member emailed:
'I'm apparently a dufus. I apologize to you all'.
Wells Fargo's campus recruitment team are having a bit of a tough time at the moment, as Dealbreaker also reports that another applicant (presumably not the same guy ?) for the firm's Securities Analyst Program emailed early Sunday morning withdrawing his application:
'After thinking it over I would like to disregard my application I sent this past week for recruitment for Wells Fargo Securities. Looking at my resume again I realize I can do way better than Wells Fargo and I don't want to settle for less. Please don't take it personally....'