Dating a banker anonomous
So now we all hate the bankers, and rail at them for their greed and focus on money.Ahem, but isn’t it these traits in ourselves that has us all riled up about them in the first place?
REUTERS/Keith Bedford "/A woman walks past the Louis Vuitton store in New York, February 15, 2007.
It wasn’t the addiction to sleeping pills or the series of failed relationships that set the alarm bells ringing.
Turns out what really made him wise up was the fact that his firm had a suicide task force, to identify anyone deemed to be on the brink and pluck him or her off important projects before disaster struck.
This is part of what makes it so bizarre when bankers become the villains in our national consciousness: er, bankers? Yet within the banking catch-all, there are grades of evil too, and though bankers are bad and currently the popular choice as The Ones That Got Us Into This Mess, investment bankers are truly the devil incarnate. Then they lost it all spectacularly, overnight, and ended up on Wanted posters all across town.
You’re telling me that those suit-dressing, briefcase-toting number pushers and money counters have brought about the destruction of life on the planet as we know it? Last week I dined with a friend in a similarly high-stakes, big-bucks line of work, who told me he’d finally seen the light.