The Daily Mail reports that Holly Leam-Taylor, the first-year Deloitte analyst whose 'Awards' e-mail did the rounds on the internet last week, has quit the firm.
Ms Leam-Taylor told the newspaper that the e-mail, which asked fellow Deloitte analysts to vote in 9 categories, including 'Fittest Body - Body', and 'Boy Most Likely To Sleep His Way To The Top', was 'in retrospect a stupid thing to do'. Denying that she was forced to resign, she said: 'Once I realised it had been forwarded outside the office, I realised both Deloitte's and my reputation had been damaged, so I decided to hand in my notice then and there'.
The former Deloitter is now hoping to embark on a new career in fashion.
The Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street column reports that Morgan Stanley put on an America Idol-like talent show last week, which was Webcast to staff from an auditorium near the firm's New York HQ. The show is said to have been arranged in lieu of any firm-sponsored Christmas parties. The winner was Lami Garber, a VP in operations, who who sang You Raise Me Up.
And AFP reports that a new Whack A Banker amusement arcade game is said to be so popular in the UK, that the mallets being used to bash the 'bankers' keep wearing out!
Finally, The Guardian reports that, according to a report released by The New Economics Foundation, bankers, advertising executives and tax advisers have been a destructive influence on UK society (taking into account economic returns, environmental impact and well-being), while hospital cleaners, childcare workers and staff in the waste-recycling industry have had a more positive influence. One banker told Here Is The City: 'If it wasn't for the tax paid by bankers and their like, there would be no hospitals and childcare workers anyway'.