Thursday, November 19, 2009

New World Odure

(This, via Stanley Ritholz' The Big Picture. Normally, I'd simply link -- but I wanted to reproduce this bit in full. It's satire -- but you should read the comments to the post, which are from people who actually work in the financial industry. )

(Reuters) New York: Having inoculated its employees with H1N1 vaccine dosages usurped from pregnant women and children, Goldman Sachs has increased its vigilance against the contagious virus by banning employee contact with spare change.

An internal memo outlines steps staff should take to avoid becoming ill, starting with the eradication of the potentially infected currency that may have lodged itself under the seats of their automobiles. The hazardous materials are being collected and sent to Small Business for disposal.

The memo also advised employees to “resist the urge to open your own car door ; let your driver do it.”


And, there's this from the French Bank, Société Générale, which I wish was satire, but isn't:

[Telegraph UK] Société Générale has advised clients to be ready for a possible "global economic collapse" over the next two years, mapping a strategy of defensive investments to avoid wealth destruction.