bonuses or lack thereof
The Big C apologizes if anyone was under the impression it’d be paying out bonuses and severance. Happy holidays and stay in touch. Read more »
MF Global Trustee Was Just Kidding About Paying Out Bonuses To Upper Echelons Of MF Global ManagementBy Bess Levin
Last month, it was reported that Louis Freeh, the trustee unwinding the remains of MF Global, would be asking a judge to “approve performance-related payouts for the chief operating officer, finance chief and general counsel at MF Global,” as well as twenty other MF Global employees who stayed on after the firm bit the big one. According to one of Freeh’s advisers, the bonuses were the only way they could retain the talent necessary to deal with this thing and would actually “quite honestly save a considerable amount of the estate’s resources,” as losing the team would mean hiring a bunch of consultants who wouldn’t have the first clue about where the bodies were buried. Unfortunately for those who went out and blew the money they thought they had coming to them, Freeh wasn’t actually serious about paying bonuses. Read more »
The Queen has a holiday surprise for her corgis. Ten percent of them are getting fired. Read more »
As you’re aware, John Thain took over at the only firm that would have him (kidding, he’s the best), CIT Group, earlier last month. In his first order of business, Mr. T made sure to let everyone know he will not be redecorating his office like he did at Merrill, presumably before he saw just how hideous the place turned out to be. In his second order of business, he canceled all bonuses. The news was announced on an employee-wide call yesterday, and is said to have come as a bit of a shock, as people were expecting to get their numbers this week and their money on March 16 (though I suppose you could make the argument the former was delivered on schedule, it just happens to be zero). According to Thain, 2009 was “a difficult year for CIT, and though full year results have yet to be published, there is no question losses will be in the billions. As such, and given the sensitives in Washington and the world, it wouldn’t be right to give out bonuses as planned.”
But wait, it’s not all bad!