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 as 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.
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