GUEST COMMENT: Please don’t take out your frustration on me

GUEST COMMENT: Please don’t take out your frustration on me

They say that the first step in recovering from any addiction is admitting you have a problem. The same goes for the thousands of bankers addicted to the…

Zeroed at UBS

Zeroed at UBS

Contrary to hope/expectation, it now appears that UBS has done the deed and paid zero bonuses to a lot of people in its investment bank. CNBC reports that…

Taking the Alpha Out of Finance

Taking the Alpha Out of Finance

Would the world be better off if most financiers weren't such alpha types? Do we really need our bankers to be among the smartest, best-educated people around? Or,…

Exit Thain

Exit Thain

John, 'Commode on Legs', Thain, is leaving Bank of America 'with immediate effect.' Thank you to the reader of the last article who flagged this up marginally before…

Is Government Work a Career-Booster?

Is Government Work a Career-Booster?

They used to be well down the totem pole. But today they rule the roost as never before. Might your career benefit from rubbing shoulders with them for…

Should bank bosses work for $1 too?

Should bank bosses work for $1 too?

The bosses of Ford and General Motors have offered to work for salaries of $1 a year if Congress approves the $27bn aid package they're asking for. It's…

What’s in Your Malus Envelope?

What’s in Your Malus Envelope?

Would you be a banker if most of your pay was at risk for three to five years rather than a maximum of one year? UBS just decided…

Should blogging be a sackable offence?

Should blogging be a sackable offence?

US banks aren't exactly known for a glasnost-style approach to employees who talk openly to the press. But when it comes to blogging they err even more on…

Would you take a pay cut to save your bank?

Would you take a pay cut to save your bank?

What's worse for your career (and your ego) - being thrown on the redundancy scrapheap, or having your salary slashed by a quarter? That was the dilemma faced…

Can Dubai or Shanghai really save your career?

Can Dubai or Shanghai really save your career?

Touted as possible sanctuaries from the problems crippling the Western financial system, do the Middle East or Asia really offer ample job opportunities or even any shelter from…

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