Saturday, March 21, 2009

AIG warns staff to travel in pairs after death threats over bonuses.

Sometimes greed over rides every other emotion:

The embattled US insurance company AIG has warned its staff to travel in pairs after dark, not to wear company logos and to avoid discussing their work outside the office, as public outrage boils over at multimillion-dollar executive bonuses.

AIG's employees have been subjected to death threats since the company handed out $165m (£115m) in "retention" awards to employees in its disastrously loss-making financial products division this week.

Recipients of the bonuses said they feared for their own safety.

And yet they will hang on to the cash and take their chances. Personally, I don't think they are in any danger at all, but I find it fascinating that they are so aware of public anger at what they are doing that they can freely talk of having to travel in pairs, and yet still the pull of filthy lucre outweighs any concerns they might have for their own safety and well being.

People never fail to amaze me...

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