They don't fact check the emails, or the gossip, and the posts are embellished and exaggerated for added laughs.At times, details are plucked from thin air to give the stories a satirical edge.There’s been a flurry of dating debates about whether bankers should date each other (see links below to Business Oasis, Business Insider,and the like).Some male bankers are saying they wouldn’t date female bankers because they’re nerds, condescending, materialistic and critical of men. Presumably it will cover their usual topic, which is bemoaning and belittling their once-doting, now-ruined main squeezes who have callously turned to them for emotional support. Finance guys used to be the rich, cocky men that lots of girls wanted to date.
Conversely, some women don’t date bankers because they find them self-absorbed, too busy and overly work-focused.
But nowadays, banks and hedge funds are having serious troubles, and these guys are stressed out, needy, scared..making MUCH less money. It's tongue-in-cheek and funny, although it's obviously based on real difficulties.
So, two best friends started a blog that supported the wives and girlfriends of bankers. The girls gripe about how they don't fly off to Europe six times a year anymore, but you can tell that's not really the issue: Really, they are sad and scared that they're boyfriends and husbands are so freaked out and distracted."I'm engaged to a finance guy and all he does in the evenings is come home and pull his hair out while watching CNBC," one commenter writes.
Even more explicit was the explanation Newsweek's Tony Dokopuil got from site cofounder Laney Crowell, whosays that what the Times described as a "support group" of about 30 women is actually a full-blown parody - and it's at least partly fictionalized.
At times, details are plucked from thin air to give the stories a satirical edge.