The Devil Wears Prada meets Wall Street in this fast-paced, hilarious odyssey in four-inch heels.Whilst some bankers take 15 minutes to agree on a font size for a presentation, Alex Gerrett discovers that it takes her only one minute to lose her new bank $93,000 on her first trade.
Welcome to the world of finance.Being at the bottom of the corporate ladder in one of Wall street's biggest powerhouses is like having landed in a giant adult playground for new-girl-on-the-block Alex.
As a child she witnessed the 'glamour' of the money-making machine via her banker dad.
Now, she has survived the 'do-you-squeeze-the-toothpaste-from-the-bottom-or-the-top?' question in the interview and is heading for The City.Her 'Watch Out Wall Street, Here I Come' attitude is soon punctured by her status as the one with the folding chair instead of a desk.She has a lot to learn, for example:* A $65 limo ride is a completely acceptable way to travel ten blocks...* ... or five blocks if it's raining.*Knowing maths is important - but nowhere near as important as you'd think!* A bet is a bet is a bet.
If you lose at credit card roulette, you will pay the bill.
No one cares that it's your first job and the bill is $10,000.And with things looking a little sticky on the World's markets, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/07/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007461110