Bonus Watch '10: Citigroup

Author:
Publish date:

No hard numbers for several weeks but one exec at the Big C thinks he's picked up on some hints.

A Citi banker said colleagues who have been coming out of compensation meetings in the past two weeks "look like they've been hit by a truck."

Of course, this could be unnecessary conclusion jumping-- maybe management is telling people to keep their excitement in the lock-box, since despite getting the government out of their hair, there are still appearances to keep up. Or maybe these are their happy faces-- some people don't emote the way others do. Or maybe working at Citi has crushed their souls so hard that they look like this after every meeting, regardless of the outcome, and the only time they smile is when they are ACTUALLY about to get hit by a truck? All of these are potentially valid explanations.

Related