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RBS Trying To Get Back In Public’s Good Graces By Making Bankers Serve As Customers’ Butlers

Last summer, Adrian Eady, a banker with Royal Bank of Scotland Group, was nearly crushed hauling a crate of feta cheese off a forklift truck in a North London warehouse. A few months earlier, the state-controlled bank sent Mr. Eady to wear an apron and serve cappuccinos in a cafe. Before that, he was selling novelty greeting cards in a shop. Following a political uproar over a lack of bank lending to small businesses, 81%-government-owned RBS created its “Working With You” program. All RBS corporate bankers must spend at least two days a year working for a customer free of charge. “We do anything they ask,” Mr. Eady says. “If they say ‘make the tea,’ then we make the tea.”[RBS]

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  1. That guy says:

    Matt had this story in the opening bell yesterday.

  2. Shaz's beard says:

    So thats where the Opening Bell went. I just assumed Shazzy traded his meds for some magic beans again.

  3. UBS sucks guy says:

    selling novelty greeting cards > RBS associate > UBS MD

  4. Dr Snarf says:

    Because he's MY butler.

    -Seinfeld

  5. Rebecca M. says:

    I already have the skirt, but I prefer to not wear the leggings.

    -A Male RBS MD

  6. Bubba says:

    I want my banker to provide me GFE. And then I want PSE from my loan officer.

  7. guest says:

    For once, I only have the second most humiliating job at RBS

    — Birthday Chicken

  8. Grexit says:

    Last summer, Adrian Eady, a banker with Royal Bank of Scotland Group, was nearly crushed hauling a crate of feta cheese off a forklift truck in a North London warehouse.

    I am guessing he is a European sovereigns trader and this is just an elaborate metaphor?