Hazing new hires is a favorite pastime at investment banks everywhere.
The latest stunt at one firm in London is a game called Meow , according to the Evening Standard.
The new recruit is given a phone number, and instructed to call it and say simply, "Meow."
The number rings the girlfriend of a managing director at a rival bank. Her cat recently died. So, basically, the recruits are being asked to torture her.
What makes the test fascinating is that there are three possible responses, only one of which is deemed meritorious.