• Feet on the table also > no feet on the table.

  • Wells Fargo


    Wells Fargo Employees Way Less Cranky Than They Were In 2010

    Whether this is due to complimentary stage coach rides or not is unclear.

    / Feb 2, 2015 at 1:17 PM
  • "I know I wasn't sure how I'd feel about having Saturdays off either but it turns out it's pretty cool!"


    Groundbreaking Research Reveals Junior Bankers “Fairly Pleased About” Not Working 100 Hour/Week Anymore

    Over the past year or so, every major bank on Wall Street has implemented policies aimed at improving the lives their youngest employees, analysts, from absolutely miserable to relatively tolerable. Citi gave Saturdays (but not Sundays) off. Credit Suisse also went for the 36-hour weekend. Bank of America said that while it did “not encourage […]

    / Aug 19, 2014 at 1:56 PM
  • News

    How Not Smart Are Americans Vis-à-vis Everyone Else? Financial Literacy Edition

    Here’s something else we’re not number one at.

    / Jul 15, 2014 at 3:45 PM
  • lloydblankfein


    Confidential To 7 Out Of 100 Goldman Employees: Maybe Lloyd Blankfein Fills Out A Little Survey Of His Own

    The chief executives of LinkedIn, Ford Motor Company, Northwestern Mutual, Goldman Sachs and Intuit were among the top scorers this year in Glassdoor’s ranking of the leaders at 51 big companies. Yahoo and General Electric anchored the bottom of the list. Glassdoor is a jobs listing website that lets employees anonymously rate their bosses…Lloyd C. […]

    / Mar 25, 2014 at 3:28 PM
  • "A longtime public servant and seasoned trial lawyer, Jordan [Thomas] ..."


    Even Smaller Minority Of Financial Services Employees Greedy Now

    Labaton Sucharow is a law firm whose business consists of getting disgruntled financial industry employees to sue their employees for various bits of naughtiness, and taking a cut of whatever money those disgruntled employees can get from a lawsuit or settlement. One of their clever marketing techniques is to hire a survey firm to identify […]

    / Jul 16, 2013 at 11:04 AM
  • News

    The Upside To Larry Fink Being Appointed The Next Treasury Secretary Is That It Puts Charlie Gasparino One Step Closer To Sleeping In The Lincoln Bedroom

    “My survey of Wall Street executives [shows] Jack Lew in the running for this job…They think that he’s the most likely guy to be Treasury Secretary at least that’s according to the people I talked to: major Wall Street CEO’s and executive suite players that I deal with…The other guy that’s out there is Larry […]

    / Sep 26, 2012 at 6:55 PM
  • News

    What Percentage Of Harvard Business School’s Class Of 1986 Is Lying About How Much Weight They’ve Gained?

    For its 25th reunion last year, the members of Harvard Business School’s class of 1986 were asked to fill out an 85 question survey to give their former classmates a picture of where life has taken them since the gang parted ways. In addition to standard queries like “how much money are you making” (median annual net income: $350,000, median personal net worth: $6 million), “did you start a business” (36 percent said yes), “was choosing to attend Harvard Business School the best decision you’ve ever made” (48 percent responded that it was “one of the best decisions of my life,” 1 percent boldly claimed “it was not a particularly productive use of my time or money”), and how many times have you been laid-off and/or fired (4 percent have been “involuntarily dismissed” three times, 13 percent twice, and 47 percent once) the questionnaire writers dug quite a bit deeper to find out that:

    A quarter of them are wanton little shoe whores.

    One in four own 25 or more pairs of shoes (58% of the women and 15% of the men).

    A third of them are actual whores.*

    A third of the class (33%) admitted to having slept with someone whose last name they didn’t know (37% for men, 17% for women).

    Ninety-seven percent of them are getting laid on the reg.

    Just 3% of the alums say they want more sex. The highest priorities? Time (31%), health (18%), and peace of mind (13%).

    (Poets&Quants, which obtained the results of the survey, interpreted the above as being indication that “sex isn’t a very high priority for the Class of 1986″ though couldn’t it just as easily be indication that they’re getting enough already, figuring asking for 6 times/day instead of 5 would be greedy?)

    A quarter are on a boat.

    25% own a boat.

    As many as three percent may have wed a mail-order bride.

    Some 18% dated someone they met online, but only 3% of the class married the person they met on the Internet or by some “other commercial means.”

    Three percent are that guy.

    What did the class find to be the most valuable part of getting an MBA from Harvard?…Some 3% said it was “something to drop into cocktail party conversations.”

    And approximately three-quarters of these people, aged 53-55, are bald-faced liars.

    Slightly more than one in four alums have gained 11 to 20 pounds since they wore their cap and gown. Some 15% put on 21 to 30 pounds, while 5% tip the scales with weight gains of 31 to 50 pounds.

    More than a little suspect.

    Love, Sex & Money: A Revealing Class Portrait of The Lives of Harvard MBAs [Poets And Quants]
    *We kid the Class of ’86. Though hopefully for next year someone will have the balls to actually ask if you knew their name, period, if you could pick them out of a line up, and so on and so forth.

    / Jul 17, 2012 at 1:52 PM
  • Findings that are relevant in an alternate universe

    “Bonuses Met Wall Street Workers’ Expectations Says Survey” That Was Taken Before Majority Of Wall Street Workers Found Out What They Were Earning

    Forty-five percent of respondents said “bonuses matched their expectations,” 11 percent received “a higher payout than they had anticipated,” and 34 percent were “disappointed by their bonus.” The results included financial services employees whose compensation was communicated by January 16, which means it excludes those who work at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Bank of […]

    / Feb 6, 2012 at 8:08 PM
  • News

    When Having Affairs, Female Bankers Less Paranoid Than Males About Spouses Catching On

    According to a new study, the results of which are somewhat suspect, among the seventy-two percent of bankers who’ve supposedly had an affair, 63 percent of the males “said that they were convinced their wives knew about their affairs,” versus 3% of female bankers who said the same of their husbands. Here are a few […]

    / May 24, 2011 at 1:55 PM
  • News

    Survey Results Indicate 50% Of Wall Street Professionals Lie

    Only when asked about steak, strippers and spirits though.

    / Apr 14, 2011 at 4:53 PM
  • News

    Is Goldman Sachs Suffering From Low Self-Esteem?

    Just asking as a friend and someone who’s worried. Goldman Sachs has everything going for them– looks, money, huge dicks, a restraining order against a Rolling Stone reporter– but it seems as though there’s a serious crisis of confidence going on, based on a little survey sent out by the bank, requesting “feedback” from “a […]

    / Oct 13, 2010 at 3:40 PM

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