The Goldman troops are revolting, it seems. And all over a few potted plants.
As the Wall Street firm attempts to capture around $1.2bn in cost savings this year, thoughts have apparently turned to potted plants - you know, those green things staff try to hide behind when HR comes searching to lay folks off.
The Telegraph reports that staff at the firm's London HQ were miffed when the plants there were being removed, and some staff are said to have become so upset about their removal that they 'tried to block the move, leading to a stand-off between the plant pickers and staff'.
One banker told Here Is The City: 'You have to remember that these are not just plants to some of Goldman's finest - they are trusted friends and soul mates. Late at night, when Goldman staff are burning the midnight oil, these plants are often the only things that have the time to listen to their woes. It's not just British royalty that talks to plants, you know!'.
But this tale ends well for all concerned, as many of the plants have apparently been personally adopted by Goldman employees (others have been found new homes - mainly given to charities). And Goldman itself is well on the way to saving its $1.2bn.