Dealbreaker reports that, a couple of weeks back, a New York-based second year Credit Suisse technology analyst is said to have returned to the office (apparently over the weekend) rather the worse for wear, and trashed a colleague's work space (see pic to the right, which was seemingly taken by a member of the firm's HR Department for the employee's file).
Bankers, and mainly trading types, have been known, of course, to indulge in the odd visit to lap-dancing clubs - even though these days most firms have banned this kind of 'client entertainment'. But here's a cautionary tale.
This week sees the second anniversary of the sale of Bear Stearns to JPMorgan Chase, and we dipped into perhaps the most definitive account of the saga - 'House of Cards' by William D. Cohan for a quick refresher of how things went down.
US authorities have been combing through millions of documents provided by Goldman Sachs, as they attempt to get to the bottom of exactly what went on in the lead-up to the financial crisis.
Percy was the 5-year-old prized pooch of high-powered banking couple Robert Hardon (yes, that's his real name) and Laura Garner.
Debrahlee Lorenzana, 33, hit the headlines earlier this month when she sued Citigroup, claiming that she was fired from the firm by bosses who couldn't handle the way she looked.
To All Managers & Department Heads
Here's another brief excerpt from William D. Cohan's international bestseller 'The House of Cards', which describes the events leading up to the JPMorgan Chase 'merger' with Bear Stearns.
Macquarie Bank launched an investigation earlier this year, after a client services officer was seen on live TV opening up photos on his work PC monitor of a scantily-dressed Miranda Kerr, the Australian supermodel.
Now much has been written recently about firms like Barclays Capital, who have so-called 'no jerk' hiring policies. According to no less an authority than The Financial Times, BarCap takes this philosophy 'seriously from the top executive suites on down'.
In a survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers, 33% claimed to know whether or not they would hire someone within 90 seconds.
Bright young professionals from the banking industry have been asked to attend a year-long course run by the Anglican Church, which aims to "reboot" the values of financial services following the global financial crisis.