The Financieele Dagblad this weekend opened with a story on the frontpage of traders leaving the firm in vast numbers. A third of the derivative traders left the company in Amsterdam as a cut in their bonus deal wasn’t acceptable for them. Their London office saw ten traders leaving the firm two months ago for the same reason. Reading through the comments earlier on this website the news was whispering in the air for some time.
More than just bonus cut
In public opinion receiving a bonus while working in the financial industry is esteemed at the same moral level as molesting little children : evil. Leaving your company because the bonus isn’t sufficient is even worse. Guess there’s a little more going on than just a simple bonus deal. Comments are open for suggestions.