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Bob Diamond Has The Home Phone Numbers Of 100,000 Kids Who Will Gladly Take Your Job For Half The Pay...Just Something To Keep In Mind

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"We're entering the year-end process of compensation reviews. I think it's an open discussion during the year of how businesses and how individuals perform and now we're just trying to execute on the balance that we all try and strike between being responsible and being competitive. I think people get it. I think industry compensation is down this year because the performance in the industry is down. So I think they get it...I think if we weren't treating [top producers] fairly we would look at it objectively and try and get to the underlying causes, but I think everyone has a decision to make about what industry they want to work in or what firm they want to work for... Not everyone wants to be in this industry. But I'll give you a statistic that is important. Last year, we had applications from 107,000 kids at university, of which we had positions for 1,500. So there's still a lot of people who want to come into the financial services industry." [Bloomberg TV]


Bob Diamond's Daughter Releases Statement Re: Father's Firing

While most offspring are typically not available for comment following the resignations, voluntary or otherwise, of their banker dads (lookin' at you, Jimmy Cayne, Jr.), earlier today prolific Tweeter Nell Diamond had this to say to the Brits who have been cheering her father's departure: "George Osborne and Ed Miliband you can go ahead and #HMD." Unfortunately the note has since been deleted (and replaced with "No one in the world I admire more than my dad. 16yrs building Barclays. Shame to see the mistakes of few tarnish the hard work of so many") but the vigorous defense was appreciated nonetheless. Previously Nell, a 2011 Princeton graduate, has had words for Ben Bernanke ("you know what bernanke? maybe tomorrow I will make lots of "projections" and YOU will miss the dumpling truck. how ya like them apples B?"), the slag heaps at Coachella ("every girl at coachella looks like pocahontas went to burning man. ugh. you probably can't even pronounce rodarte"), and the amateur hour fucks who think her name is Neil and who she should stab with a trident ("number of people who have called me neil today: 4 via email, 1 via phone. number of people to add to my billy madison lipstick kill list: 5."). Bob Diamond's Daughter Defends Her Dad [NS via DI]