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  • rose


    Horror In The Hamptons: Rosé Shortage Edition

    It could come to rationing.

    / Aug 27, 2014 at 4:54 PM
  • Macquarie Speed Sailing, Shallow Inlet, Victoria, 27th March 2009


    Seamless Watch ’13: Macquarie

    On the heels of this, the Aussies have taken an ax to (weekend) food allowances and its (junior) mistmakers, for one, are having none of it!

    / May 23, 2013 at 1:21 PM
  • News

    Pen And Pencil Watch ’13: Deutsche Bank

    Remember when Citigroup announced it was going to save a bunch of money by banning color copies and requiring employees to print on both sides? Deutsche Bank appears to be taking a play from that playabook.

    / Mar 7, 2013 at 5:31 PM
  • News

    CFA Police: “The Candidate Was Moving His Hat And Hands Around Using What Appeared To Be Signals”

    Yesterday, at approximately 10:30AM, scores of financial services employees breathed a collective sigh of relief. Relief that months of studying had paid off in the form of a passing score on the Level II and II CFA exams. Relief that, even though months of studying had been a total waste of time with nothing to show for it, they could get on with their lives and stop wondering. One guy was less lucky. He’s in a CFA holding cell right now pending an investigation, thanks to some supposedly suspect fidgeting and a couple proctors with itchy trigger fingers, possibly hoping to impress their superiors.

    According to the suspect, “No one has ever accused me of having a nervous tic or cheating before…I don’t understand how you could honestly mistake my, admittedly strange, gestures as signaling to an unknown accomplice.”

    / Jul 25, 2012 at 2:43 PM
  • News

    Donald Trump Offers How-To-Guide Re: Dealing With Disgruntled Employees Turned Whistleblowers

    Got an unhappy employee (or former employee) on your hands who’s decided to channel his or her anger by penning an Op-Ed in a major publication detailing egregious acts being committed at your firm and/or going to the Feds with allegations of fraud? Not sure how to handle the fallout? Why not take a page from Donald Trump’s playabook? He found himself in a similar situation with regard to Sheena Monnin, a first-year Miss Pennsylvania who “resigned her crown” over the weekend, claiming that the Miss USA pageant is “rigged.” Here’s how Don dealt with the matter and how anyone thinking about taking a more hands-on approach to dealing with disgruntled employees might too:

    Threaten to sue.

    “We’re going to bring a lawsuit against this girl,” Trump, who co-owns the Miss Universe Organization with NBCUniversal, told NBC’s “Today” show co-anchor Ann Curry on a phone interview; he used similar language in a phoner with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

    Note that you’ve already conducted a thorough investigation into the employee’s claims and that your internal probe has revealed them to be baseless.

    Monnin announced Tuesday on her Facebook page she was turning in her tiara after she: “Witnessed another contestant who said she saw the list of the Top 5 BEFORE THE SHOW EVER STARTED proceed to call out in order who the Top 5 were before they were announced on stage. Apparently the morning of June 3rd she saw a folder lying open to a page that said ‘FINAL SHOW Telecast, June 3, 2012′ and she saw the places for Top 5 already filled in.” “They’ve done an investigation,” Trump said today. “I just found out about it — they just reported to me about five minutes ago. The person that supposedly showed the list totally denies that that ever took place.”

    Suggest, by saying outright, that the outburst can chalked up to the fact that this person didn’t receive the promotion she thought she deserved. Make it clear that she was not partner material. Sixth-year VP material at best.

    Asked his first impression of Monnin, Trump said, “I saw her there. My impressions were she didn’t have a chance of being in the Top 15 — not even close. And all this is, is a girl who went there, lost, wasn’t in the 15, and she’s angry at the pageant system. Later, he added, “I never felt she had a chance. And all this is is buyer’s remorse.”

    Donald Trump says he’ll sue ex-Miss Pennsylvania over her claims of Miss USA fraud [WaPo]

    / Jun 6, 2012 at 3:08 PM
  • News

    Greek Exit From Euro Will Have Dire Consequences On Erotic Underwear Sales

    Only a quarter of the 300 to 400 sex shops that once existed in Athens […]

    / May 29, 2012 at 10:31 AM
  • News

    Yahoo! RésuméGate: Day 6

    Patti S. Hart, the Yahoo director who headed the board search committee that picked Scott Thompson as the company’s chief executive, will not stand for re-election, a person briefed on the matter told DealBook on Tuesday. Ms. Hart’s departure, which could be announced as soon as Tuesday afternoon, is the first significant response by Yahoo amid the growing controversy over Mr. Thompson’s academic record. The company is also expected to formally announce later on Tuesday the formation of a three-member board committee to investigate Mr. Thompson’s hiring and how erroneous academic information appeared in official company documents. [Dealbook, earlier]

    / May 8, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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    What Quality Paper Was Scott Thompson’s Yahoo Résumé Printed On? Inquiring Minds Want To Know

    Do you know what time it is? Nearly 1PM, EDT. The significance? That it is […]

    / May 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM
  • investigations

    Attention Would-Be Thieves: Bridgewater Associates Take Their Buns Of Steel Tapes Very Seriously

    Last Friday afternoon, while many a financial services employee was dealing with the fallout of […]

    / Jan 23, 2012 at 3:01 PM
  • News

    Help Spring Lenny Dykstra Out Of The Clink Today (Update)

    As you may have heard, Lenny Dykstra is currently sitting in jail on bankruptcy fraud […]

    / Jun 23, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    Are Strippers Finally Getting The Thanks They Deserve?

    Time was, if you were an exotic dancer, your customers probably wouldn’t have thanked you […]

    / Jul 6, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    Serious Question Of The Day

    “If Megan Fox were a Hollywood stock, should you buy, sell, or hold?” At least […]

    / Jun 18, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    What’s A “Bloomberg Minute”?

    With regard to…prison rape? It appears to be a new term recently coined by Tracey […]

    / Jan 26, 2010 at 2:28 PM