In you insist on inquiring, you will be made an example of.

As at most large financial companies, conducting personal communications over the company system is verboten, although perhaps only at Goldman do compliance officers stage annual dramatic readings of their employees’ most embarrassing e-mails to drive the point home. (“Are you wearing lingerie, stuff like that,” the former employee says.)

[NYMag, earlier]

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  1. Posted by Put_Option | July 25, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    I shoot intra-office emails of my wife all day. Anyone that sees that size 00 in her white lace thong/black trash bag/silver moon boots knows its boner time….nn- P. Falcone

  2. Posted by CoveredLong | July 25, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    I guess “stuff like that” would constitute anything in the ‘other’ or ‘missleanalus’ things found in a typical Gundlach arse-nal?

  3. Posted by Oral_yst | July 25, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    feverishly wanking

  4. Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Maybe Goldman doesn’t care, BUT I DO!

  5. Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 at 5:35 PM

    I conducted an entire affair by corporate email and everybody had the good manners to ignore it.u00a0 FYI.

  6. Posted by Guest | July 25, 2011 at 5:37 PM

    The proper nomenclature is “bin liner”.u00a0 You should know better.nn- Dealbreaker meme police.

  7. Posted by in love with pmco avatar | July 25, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    pmco what are you wearing?

  8. Posted by trojan | July 25, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    ich bin ein bin liner

  9. Posted by the truth | July 25, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Good thing they enforce the policy!u00a0 Otherwise people might call me Fabulous Fab and know I said this to my girlfriend:nn”I’d love nothing more than just curl in your arms, feel the warmth of nyour skin and just stay there smiling for hours ( with occasional u2014 nfrequent u2014 tender kisses … Can’t wait to whisper sweet words in your nears in a few hours!”nu00a0

  10. Posted by Also A Guest | July 25, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    *unzip*nnOk, go on….

  11. Posted by Also A Guest | July 25, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Given the well documented penchant for pornography harbored by those perverts at the SEC, suddenly their obsession with GS makes a lot more sense.

  12. Posted by Guest | July 25, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    So, we know that Goldman Sachs has a policy to read aloud ridiculous emails, and, I’m assuming, the weirder it is, the more likely it will be read aloud.u00a0 Makes sense-as we all know, no one would ever think about taking advantage of this situation as a prank.u00a0

  13. Posted by Boringaffair | July 25, 2011 at 7:57 PM

    ironman92 I think I was the one you had the affair with.u00a0 Our emails were pretty lengthy and boring… taste in music, dogs, running, blah blah.u00a0 It was the summer.u00a0 What can I say.u00a0

  14. Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Must have been Ironman93.

  15. Posted by Captkirkpower | July 25, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    I demanded my analysts to wear thongs..esp everytime they had a ‘meeting’ with me. nn*BSD Capt Kirk A (ex Shitty)

  16. Posted by Aqan | July 26, 2011 at 4:27 AM

    What kind of man is this Goldman… does he not know money is not everything… a hot girlfriend is;)

  17. Posted by zaqxswtrewq | July 26, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Bess , where are you guys at DB getting your stock photos from these days … those black panties have so much fabric they practically qualify as ” granny panties ” …. no self aware young and upcoming professional would be caught dead wearing those …not even Ping

  18. Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    I’m fully aware of that but if you’ve spent as much time Googling “black lace thong” as I did yesterday you’d know that there are very few pictures of just BLT, and not of a woman in them, and since I didn’t want to deal with the all the “hey that’s NSFW!” comments this was what I had to go with.

  19. Posted by in love with pmco avatar | July 26, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    i thought you should have used the ones you were wearing, or were you commando?

  20. Posted by Jack | July 26, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    The stuff you have to do at work fascinates me. Donate a “Follow Bess Around the Office Day” to charity.u00a0 I’ll bid.

  21. Posted by zaqxswtrewq | July 26, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Oh , sou00a0 personal photo fromu00a0 your under garment / u00a0lingerie draw was not an option ?

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  23. Posted by jpe | October 9, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    those were amusing meetings. well, more amusing than most internal compliance meetings.

  24. Posted by more information | December 20, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    Financial companies do all sorts of unexplained and unrelated (and amusing also) ads and send all kinds of weird emails. Like the Post says, it’s not because they are interested in your personal life or your girlfriend panties itself. It seems Tech and Financial ads or emails can be differentiated on the above basis.