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I'm just now wondering what fraction of the "bonus packages" was deferred compensation in the form of Lehman shares...

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Sep 16th, 2008 at 08:21:24 AM EST
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Like working for the Mafia!  

Maybe worse.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Tue Sep 16th, 2008 at 08:35:08 AM EST
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Well if you're buying and selling worthless junk then you're at least a willing footsoldier in the mob.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Sep 16th, 2008 at 08:44:07 AM EST
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Canada.com: Bankruptcy filing leaves Lehman Brothers employees confused, angry (September 15, 2008)
They said they had each lost about $50,000 in cash they had invested in Lehman's now nearly worthless stock.

"I'm young enough to bounce back," Ruiz-Mata said optimistically.

"Who I really feel for are the people who've been with the company for many, many years, and who've been getting paid much of their compensation in stock. Those folks face losing fortunes."

Again, just like the Enron critters

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Sep 16th, 2008 at 09:08:09 AM EST
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