It's a legitimate question and when legitimate questions need answering, there is no group of people more fit to answer them than the Dealbreaker community. So let's get right to it.
- Ben Bernanke's second term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve ends on January 31, 2014.
- Ben Bernanke has "already stayed a lot longer than he wanted to, or he was supposed to," and will not likely be reappointed next year.
- Ben Bernanke has a head for numbers
- Ben Bernanke is a leader
- Ben Bernanke has gotten used to being addressed as "Mr. Chairman."
- Bernanke loves Bernanke loves caviar quality suits at street vendor hot dog prices.
- Men's Wearhouse has an opening.
The one thing potentially stopping him:
- Ben Bernanke's noted devotion to Jos A. Bank.
It's possible, of course, that he could put all that aside for the right price and a package that included a 50% employee discount.
But would he? Should he?
You tell us.
A. Yes. He needs a job, Men's Wearhouse needs a guy, and this guy knows the product better than anyone.
B. No. He wouldn't and shouldn't do that to Jos A. Bank. He's their unofficial spokesman for god's sake.
C. Sure, why not? Hey, JAB is a free to make a more attractive offer. Loyalty is a two-way street in a free-market economy.
D. He should go with whoever offers him a guaranteed minimum of three catalog covers and three nationally televised commercials per year. Just look at him work that Executive 3-Button Wool Suit, would you? They don't teach you that kind of stuff at modeling school.
E. Other (do tell).
Fired Founder Blasts Men's Wearhouse [WSJ]
Related: “I’ve got a driver’s license, my American Express card, a debit card, a Jos. [A.] Bank card where I get my suits, I have a health insurance card. And then I have a variety of other cards, phone numbers, United Airlines, frequent flyer. And I have $45…$75…$85. I’m all set.”