UBS Conspiring To Keep Employees From Quitting?

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Know this, Swiss: they're on to you.

UBS's bonus numbers are due out the end of February, but for the second year in a row, this has been because they've delayed both bonus communication and payouts. The idea is that many recently opened positions at other banks will have been filed by the time the Swiss bend us over with shitty comp numbers.

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