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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 06:36 PM

Perfect timing: Deutsche Bank bosses fitted for $1250 suits as thousands of employees are laid off

Some managing directors at Deutsche Bank’s office in the City of London on Monday were being fitted for suits costing more than £1,000 ($1,250). The same morning, the bank began massive layoffs across the world.

Tearful workers were told to pack up their belongings at the bank’s London headquarters just hours after the it revealed that 18,000 people would be sacked worldwide by 2022. According to some estimates, around 3,200 people could lose their jobs at the London office. Some 100 people were made redundant from a single floor.

Two tailors from Fielding & Nicholson Tailoring were among those pictured leaving the Deutsche London office, holding several suit bags. They were wrongly identified as the bank’s laid-off staff, with their image widely used on Twitter and by the media.

One of them, Ian Fielding-Calcutt, who owns the firm, told the Financial News: “Our timing was not great… I think a lot of the people getting laid off were traders of some sort, who don’t wear suits, and so we just went ahead as normal with our clients who obviously weren’t affected by the cuts.”

Perfect timing: Deutsche Bank bosses fitted for £1,500 suits as thousands of employees are laid off


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https://www.rt.com/business/463847-deutsche-bank-bosses-suits/

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Reply Perfect timing: Deutsche Bank bosses fitted for $1250 suits as thousands of employees are laid off (Original post)
Demovictory9 Jul 10 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 10 #1
fleur-de-lisa Jul 10 #2
saidsimplesimon Jul 10 #3
AllaN01Bear Jul 10 #4
nocoincidences Jul 10 #5
smirkymonkey Jul 10 #6
nocoincidences Jul 10 #7
smirkymonkey Jul 10 #9
mulsh Jul 10 #8

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 06:40 PM

2. Austerity is for the little people. n/t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 06:45 PM

3. "Rain Man" a cautionary tale?

Perhaps this is more like "The Wolf of Wallstreet"?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 06:48 PM

4. they dont give a hoot .

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:04 PM

5. My level of disgust at the end of each day

has grown exponentially from the time I wake up.

I'm pretty sure this has shortened my life by several years, having to deal with Mango Mongo and his repuke minions.

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Response to nocoincidences (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:11 PM

6. +1000

This, exactly. We are rapidly approaching French Revolution levels of inequality here. The poor and middle class keep getting squeezed more and more and the rich rub their privilege in our faces. Time to bring this back.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:27 PM

7. I am so ready to employ Madame Guillotine!!!

I have been keeping a list since the Seventies, like Madame Defarge.

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Response to nocoincidences (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:41 PM

9. Knitting, knitting, knitting...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:33 PM

8. You little people have no appreciation of the importance of always looking one's best. That's why

you're destined to the mediocre lives you live. Little in life raises one's spirits as much as a new tailored suit. Alas another joy that will never enhance your mundane lifes. Now step aside whilst one's betters demonstrate how it's done.

The management statement practically writes itself.

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