If you were a junior broker at John Thomas Financial, a Wall Street firm, you’d likely spend your days swigging back energy drinks and listening to music from the Rocky films while working at lightning speed, reports buzzfeed.com.

That’s because you’d have to cold-call potential investors—using a rehearsed script—for more than 10 hours a day, Buzzfeed adds. These young traders would do whatever it took to snag the attention of top executives.

And if they’d managed to reach the top rungs, they get more than a hefty paycheque, finds Buzzfeed. They would also be allegedly gifted with a secret tome called The Golden Pitchbook.

Find out more about the book, which outlines the firm’s alleged aggressive trading strategies.

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