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Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Wall Street vs. the MinorsPete Toms sends along a story about a Princeton pitcher poised to go in the second or third round of the draft. He's a business student, and there's a discussion about his choices:
Hale, a 21-year-old junior from Marietta, Georgia, majoring in operations research and financial engineering, said he’s already decided that he’d rather play minor-league baseball than return to Princeton and a possible career on Wall Street.
Amazingly, nowhere is it mentioned that being a baseball player is amazingly cool, while working on Wall Street sucks by every human-based measure.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 3:56pm
Wooden U. Lykteneau said...
Well, at least until he meets the Dominicans in the shower?!
Posted 05/06 at 04:18 PM
“I don’t know if I’m in for those hours,”
The kid seems to have his head on straight and his eyes wide open.
Posted 05/06 at 04:44 PM
Also, though it looks like he’ll get a sizeable signing bonus, they should probably be talking about minor league pay, not big league pay. And while I don’t exactly what the figures are, my understanding is that pay in the minors is unimpressive, to put it lightly.
Still, being a baseball player IS way cooler. I’d make the same decision if a) I had any athletic prowess, and b) I had any mathematical prowess, and c) I went to Princeton. Man, this guy is like my polar opposite or something…
Posted 05/07 at 10:36 AM
Kelly F. said...
Uninformed snide reply:
This is what’s wrong with American education today. What the heck is financial engineering? Is that how to make a better dollar bill? Or is that monetary engineering?
Posted 05/07 at 10:56 AM