Elevator etiquette: Goldman Sachs’ gossip uncovered

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Nothing stays secret anymore, and the Twitter handle GS Elevator Gossip (@GSElevator) is proof of that fact. Thanks to this feed, anyone can send in what they heard in the elevators at Goldman Sachs. Whilst some posts might bring into question a few of the people passing through the company’s doors and the culture of the organisation, others offer a good chuckle, or even the odd pearl of wisdom. Beware – some are extremely politically incorrect!

HC’s top bites of gossip from the GS elevators are:


  • There’s no such thing as a hopeless situation, just hopeless people in situations.
  • Person 1: We worked late and then went out for steaks. I got killed in credit card roulette. $1,400 later.
    Person 2: You’ll live.
  • Whenever someone asks how I’m doing, I usually just lie and say ‘good’, even though I’m doing a lot better than that.
  • Anyone can pretend to be serious, but you can’t pretend to be witty.
  • After I drink my coffee, I show my empty mug to the IT guy and tell him I’ve successfully installed Java. He hates me.
  • For every action, there’s a social media overreaction.
  • If you need an alarm clock, you need a new job.
  • The only thing more impressive than my accomplishments is my resume.
  • I wish I loved anything as much as I hate almost everything.
  • The most and least successful people all share the same trait: thinking they’re never wrong.
  • A lie is not nearly as bad as the insult to my intelligence.

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