“…Punishing hours, victimisation, physical intimidation, arbitrary dismissal.
Such is the portrait of working conditions under Bob Diamond described by a former employee in today’s Independent.
Perhaps those Barclays Capital bankers deserved their bonuses after all – just for putting up with him.
Now I doubt many people thought trading floors were a sanctuary of civility, gentility and compassion.
Based on my experience at Bank of America in the 1990s -
- I would say they are Darwinian environments where large egos prosper and sensitive souls suffer.
But I never witnessed the kind of fist-bashing detailed by the whistleblower.
Nor the paranoid centralisation of power.
Nor the shameless favouritism…”
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