Bankers, on hearing the news that they might not be guaranteed millions just for showing up at their desks, reacted thus:
Over the Counter claims that “working in high finance is not a job for the faint-hearted” (real quote). Besides the obvious risks of paper cuts and ergonomic discomfort, there is the ever-present possibility of not being lionized for simply following the formulas handed down by one’s B-school professors.
Man up, bankers. Shipbreaking in Bangladesh is not a job for the faint-hearted. Being a single mother working double shifts so her kids have a chance of escape is not a job for the faint-hearted. The bad faith and undiluted cowardice among the overeducated, overpaid wilting flowers of Western society is hard to bear.