It’s Always Bonus Time For Bankers

The Evening Standard  –  25 Feb 2011

But I don’t understand why you lot get paid a bonus every year just for doing your job. That’s what the aggressive lady sitting next to me grumbled at a stultifying dinner party. After patiently explaining that I left the City three years ago I went on to try to justify the rationale for the banks’ bonus system. I failed dismally. Continue reading

The Walking Dead  –  Feb 2011

The walking dead In the City a zero bonus means one thing and one thing only: you are no more, you have ceased to be, you are an ex-banker. A doughnut is your firm’s less than subtle way of telling you that you are surplus to requirements and that they hope you will have the good grace to simply crawl under a rock and die. Continue reading