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sasguru
1st February 2008, 16:33
People crying, boxes being packed, very senior people being escorted off.
Been happening all day...

DimPrawn
1st February 2008, 16:34
How's life on the bench?

Oops. Yours is next week.

:smile

PAH
1st February 2008, 16:36
People crying, boxes being packed, very senior people being escorted off.
Been happening all day...

That's cardboard city for you. One gust of wind and it's chaos.

AtW
1st February 2008, 16:37
Don't walk under high raise City office buildings chaps, you heard it here first...

Troll
1st February 2008, 16:37
Oh Dear™

sasguru
1st February 2008, 16:37
Tis OK, I'm safe - I make them too much money :smokin

PAH
1st February 2008, 16:46
Tis OK, I'm safe - I make them too much money :smokin


Those colour laser printers are brilliant aren't they.

PAH
1st February 2008, 16:48
Don't walk under high raise City office buildings chaps, you heard it here first...


If you're saying it, we most likely heard it on the BBC first. You've forgotten the link.

AtW
1st February 2008, 16:49
If you're saying it, we most likely heard it on the BBC first. You've forgotten the link.

No, I've heard it on Wall Street first around 1927...

sasguru
1st February 2008, 16:54
Those colour laser printers are brilliant aren't they.

Not as good as the Bulgarian counterfeiters :wink

PAH
1st February 2008, 16:57
Not as good as the Bulgarian counterfeiters :wink

I onced used them. They brought round a flat-pack Spar shop.

MarillionFan
2nd February 2008, 10:14
Tis OK, I'm safe - I make them too much money :smokin

Make or save them money?

I understood since they popped you in that barrel, the expenses on hookers have gone down 90% and the sale of vaseline has gone up by 30%.:spank:

tim123
5th February 2008, 11:31
People crying, boxes being packed, very senior people being escorted off.
Been happening all day...

Adults working in the city on 500 grand (or more) a year "crying".

FFS

tim

DimPrawn
5th February 2008, 11:54
Adults working in the city on 500 grand (or more) a year "crying".

FFS

tim

You've never had the distress of watching them take your other 911 Turbo away have you? :(

Xenophon
5th February 2008, 12:11
You've never had the distress of watching them take your other 911 Turbo away have you? :(

A black arm-band day if ever there was one...

AtW
5th February 2008, 12:23
Just got email from a recruiter about £100k role in the city with a hedge fund, and yesterday even a photo call from another one...

tay
5th February 2008, 12:51
Just got email from a recruiter about £100k role in the city with a hedge fund, and yesterday even a photo call from another one...

A Photo call?

AtW
5th February 2008, 12:55
A Photo call?

Sorry, phone call...

Sockpuppet
5th February 2008, 12:56
Just got email from a recruiter about £100k role in the city with a hedge fund, and yesterday even a photo call from another one...

Did he offer it to you or just say "but you chose ska".

AtW
5th February 2008, 13:01
Did he offer it to you or just say "but you chose ska".

No, it is not a job offer, but it is nice to see being considered for it, though I hate VBA+Excel, but he also had C# listed there, either way I am not interested right now.

daviejones
5th February 2008, 13:08
Too busy with the squirrels?

hugebrain
5th February 2008, 13:10
Just got email from a recruiter about £100k role in the city with a hedge fund, and yesterday even a photo call from another one...

£100K ! I knew things were bad, but I didn't realize they were THAT BAD.

eek.

AtW
5th February 2008, 13:11
Too busy with the squirrels?

I'd rather have stable £50k pa from my business then a "job" for £100k - frankly I don't think I would get it since I am more of a hands on guy who gets the job done rather than bulltuliper.

Bod
5th February 2008, 13:23
I am more of a hands on guy who gets the job done rather than bulltuliper.

One day you will learn to do both. The customer is always right etc.

Dow Jones
5th February 2008, 13:26
Never heard of anyone turning down a £ 100k job. Not for a £ 50k one anyway.

PAH
5th February 2008, 13:28
Never heard of anyone turning down a £ 100k job. Not for a £ 50k one anyway.

Depends if the £100k is PAYE and therefore roughly 40% up in smoke, against 50k of dividends via your own company. A lot closer call that way.

AtW
5th February 2008, 13:29
Depends if the £100k is PAYE and therefore roughly 40% up in smoke, against 50k of dividends via your own company. A lot closer call that way.

Quiet. £100k is a permie job.

Dow Jones
5th February 2008, 13:46
Depends if the £100k is PAYE and therefore roughly 40% up in smoke, against 50k of dividends via your own company. A lot closer call that way.

£ 100k gross = £ 65k net > £ 50k

tay
5th February 2008, 13:59
I want an update on the people being 'let go' :yay:

AtW
5th February 2008, 14:02
I want an update on the people being 'let go' :yay:

You can't - they let sasguru go, so now he has no interenet access in his London bedsit.

SandyDown
5th February 2008, 14:09
£ 100k gross = £ 65k net > £ 50k

don't forget the 50 to 100 % bonus (well that's what it was )

PAH
5th February 2008, 14:13
£ 100k gross = £ 65k net > £ 50k

15k is a hell of a lot closer than 50k!

For 'only' 15k extra not sure I could be bothered with all the hassle involved in working elsewhere then home.

Bumfluff
5th February 2008, 17:24
I want an update on the people being 'let go' :yay:

Morgan Stanley made a few people redundent yesterday in IT as well, they also let a few go on the comp day. Also I know UBS, JPM and Credit Suis have mad people redundent. Luckly my current gig is setting up a decent exposure management app something I think alot of bankings will want to now be doing. :laugh

sasguru
5th February 2008, 17:26
Morgan Stanley made a few people redundent yesterday in IT as well, they also let a few go on the comp day. Also I know UBS, JPM and Credit Suis have mad people redundent. Luckly my current gig is setting up a decent exposure management app something I think alot of bankings will want to now be doing. :laugh

Aye anything to do with regs, Sarbanes Oxley etc is still OK...

MrRobin
5th February 2008, 17:29
My current gig is working on a big cost saving project so think they'll be keen to keep it going so I'll be OK too :D

Bumfluff
13th February 2008, 13:28
I just heard that today they have given notice to all contractors in fixed income IT at Morgan Stanley, lots of permy redundencies as well already put at risk.

BlasterBates
15th February 2008, 13:35
Permie at Morgan Stanley just told a colleague of mine that he's been sacked.

Sockpuppet
15th February 2008, 13:36
Permie at Morgan Stanley just told a colleague of mine that he's been sacked.

Sacked or made redundant.

BrilloPad
15th February 2008, 13:37
http://forums.contractoruk.com/business-contracts/25921-good-times-ahead.html

Traders sacked to pay for more coders...

BlasterBates
15th February 2008, 13:42
he's a coder.

BrilloPad
15th February 2008, 13:43
he's a coder.

Then easy to get a new job - for alot more money. Go contracting, use an IOM scheme. Sorted...

BlasterBates
15th February 2008, 13:48
He's a Java programmer :laugh

BrilloPad
15th February 2008, 13:54
He's a Java programmer :laugh

Oh dear - I take your point!

retrain to C/C++/C#?

Churchill
15th February 2008, 14:39
Oh dear - I take your point!

retrain to C/C++/C#?

Forget the C#.

Hth

BrilloPad
15th February 2008, 15:12
Forget the C#.

Hth

At the moment I have no C# - but I want to get it. Am I wrong? I thought it was up and coming?

DimPrawn
15th February 2008, 15:20
At the moment I have no C# - but I want to get it. Am I wrong? I thought it was up and coming?


Don't bother with .NET (C# etc). It's dead.

The future is SAP

HTH

Dow Jones
15th February 2008, 15:20
C++ is the main language used for trading systems

Dow Jones
15th February 2008, 15:22
...expect to catch at least one (MB)

BrilloPad
15th February 2008, 15:49
Don't bother with .NET (C# etc). It's dead.

The future is SAP

HTH

What about SAS? What about SKA?

oracleslave
15th February 2008, 15:50
Don't bother with .NET (C# etc). It's dead.

The future is SAP

HTH

:spel Oracle

MrRobin
15th February 2008, 15:50
What about SAS? What about SKA?

Talking of which, where is sasguru and AtW?? Haven't seen them around for ages...

BrilloPad
15th February 2008, 15:50
C++ is the main language used for trading systems

It is certainly used at ClientCo - but they move to java in about a year...

idiots!

What happens when you listen to :moon: enture

BrilloPad
15th February 2008, 15:51
Talking of which, where is sasguru and AtW?? Haven't seen them around for ages...

Atw gave a goodbye thread. Maybe he has run off with sasguru?

PAH
15th February 2008, 16:36
Atw gave a goodbye thread. Maybe he has run off with sasguru?

Atw's gone to australia. He saw some big squirrels on Crocodile Dundee the other night and is in love. He goes to great lengths to get his kicks that one.

Spartacus
15th February 2008, 16:37
Talking of which, where is sasguru and AtW?? Haven't seen them around for ages...
Oh yes you have.

:wave:

Pondlife
15th February 2008, 16:41
Don't bother with .NET (C# etc). It's dead.

The future is SAP

HTH


...expect to catch at least one (MB)



Move along now... nothing to see here...

Bumfluff
15th February 2008, 16:43
Don't bother with .NET (C# etc). It's dead.

The future is SAP

HTH

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