The Big Time

I was reading this techical magazine on the weekend. There was an advertisement in the back for a Goldman Sachs associate. The pay was between $225k and $400k a year. And this was for a 9 to 5 job. What the heck? Who makes $225k a year in development? Nobody I know.

The position required experience with derrivatives software. Perhaps this is the niche you need to enter to make the big bucks. Now I do know that living expenses in New York are high. But $225k a year should cover that and then some.

How does one get any experience in this field? Maybe you need to start off as a junior associate making minimal cash. Or you could write some hot code in your free time and try to impress someone at Goldman. There is one other explanation for this job. It might be a fake.

There were many abbreviations in this long article. Almost every sentence had multiple abbriviations. That does not sound like Goldman Sachs recruiting. It could have been put together by a recruiter. However the address to send applications/resumes was Goldman Sachs. I tell you what. I would like to make $225k a year for a 40 hour a week job. But if something sounds too good to be true, then you know what that means.