Bank Of America Confident “Tragedy + Time = Comedy” Applies To Layoffs

Others beg to differ.

From the mailbag:

“At BAML’s lev fin holiday party last week, several members of the group created a PowerPoint presentation that included a slide with the pictures of two employees who’d been laid off earlier in the year, with captions above each person saying, ‘What’s a loan?’ and ‘What’s a bond?’ This was shown in front of the whole group and several high ranking members of BAML who were seen laughing hysterically. The same thing happened last year– apparently besmirching the reputation of laid off employees is a little holiday tradition!”

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21 Responses to “Bank Of America Confident “Tragedy + Time = Comedy” Applies To Layoffs”

  1. n/a says:

    That's the best they could come up with?

  2. John says:

    it's a pathetic display from a sub-par investment bank. what a bunch of monkeys over there. I hope this bank fails

  3. Guest says:

    You had me at Powerpoint presentation + holiday party.

  4. Guest says:

    Classy organisation. Really classy. Pinheads

  5. JPM says:

    Somebody should just tell them…that they are not JPM nor will they ever be.

    • PermaGuestII says:

      Someone should just tell them JPM is Manufacturers Hanover, and forever will be, no matter how hard they try to forget it.

      -guy whose avatar did not offer clients toasters and no-fee checking

  6. Bald Bull says:

    Said employees are Hugh McColl and Ken Lewis.

  7. Warrant Warren says:

    Well heh heh, i don't know I kinda like my 7 million July 2021 BAC 7.14 warrants.

  8. Guest says:

    ‘What’s a loan?’ and ‘What’s a bond?’

    The intern responsible for the presentation accidently switched the spoof deck with one from BAML's lev fin training program.

    No one noticed.

  9. guest says:

    what's BAML? why not just BA? it's not like ML was ever any good

  10. J. Thain says:

    Wow that bank sucks…….

  11. Guest says:

    Those who weren't laughing were wondering the same thing…

  12. Guest says:

    What a funny coincidence. The BB IBDs use those exact same captions for their slides with the BAML and UBS logos.

  13. notatBAML says:

    You know, in all honesty, I would be laughing hysterically if I worked in BAML lev fin as well. Everyday. Because my life would be one huge joke.

  14. Guest says:

    What's a BAML? I dunno, I work for Merrill Lynch.

    – Insecure Banker

  15. Guest says:

    Isn't BAML just filled with kids from community colleges?

  16. baml escapist says:

    I expect nothing less from that hell hole. So glad I left.

  17. Sachin says:

    Absolutely disgusting show for ex-colleagues! All Hesse people shld be fired for misconduct!

  18. Mike WHO? says:

    you're clearly delusional if you believe that. league tables mean nothing.