Why Greg Smith Left Goldman Sachs

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Stock prices whiz by on a ticker near the Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange April 16, 2010 in New York, New York. (Chris Hondros/Getty)

Usually when a person quits a job, he packs up his desk, there’s a small party in the office or a goodbye luncheon, a last-day after-work drink, and that’s it.

But when Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith quit his job earlier this month, he didn’t leave in typical fashion – he wrote an article in The New York Times saying his company’s culture had changed so much he couldn’t work there anymore. Times business columnist James B. Stewart looks at the reaction to Smith’s Op-Ed and how his statements reflect a larger picture on Wall Street.

 

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Comments [5]

Finished from NYC

I and others have had enough of the new WQXR.

Oh where Oh where is WNCN let's get together and start it up again.

Mar. 23 2012 09:39 PM
Rodger Dodger from LES

Wow, amazing how the right-wing one-percenters and their enablers are attracted to these comment threads. The criminals at Goldman helped to almost bring our economy down and are still cleaning up with massive bonuses and yet still want our sympathy. Fuggedaboutit.

Mar. 23 2012 12:48 PM
seeking another classical station from NYC

What utter BS and nonsense;

First, many banks, funds, and employees donate to even make continued operation of this station and many classical events possible.

Second, I only ever came here for classical music; not liberal politics or actually for politics of any sort.

Lose this vile creepy editorial content that has nothigj whatsoever to do with classical music.

Mar. 23 2012 09:06 AM
Going Away from NYC

Who the hell cares?

This station is beginning to sound like the radical WBAI of years ago.

So much yada-yada and ad-libbing and not enough music.

Too many commercials under the guise of "funded by."

An noise program like "All Ears."

Time to go elsewhere for classical music.

Mar. 23 2012 08:58 AM
Alonso Alegría from Lima, Peru

This is an interesting article but totally off the subject of this blog. What is going to take up space and time next: Sports news? Please, oh please keep the identity of this classical-music blog crystal clear.

Mar. 23 2012 01:26 AM

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