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Wall Street's Culture of Loneliness

Wall Street's Culture of Loneliness

by Starling Insights

Starling Insights Editorial Board

Jan 18, 2024


Wall Street, renowned for its high-pressure environment, faces a growing loneliness crisis among its workforce. In a Business Insider article published late last year, journalist Emmalyse Brownstein delves into the personal experiences of young Wall Street professionals, shedding light on the isolating nature of the finance industry.

The article highlights the unique challenges in finance: a competitive, cliquey culture, where office politics and hierarchical structures often result in "toxic" environments. This culture is exacerbated by the nature of the work — long hours and a constant demand for availability. This hampers some employees' ability to maintain relationships outside of work.

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