Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy Sept. 15, 2008, setting off tremors throughout the financial system. It also caused upheaval in the personal lives of the hundreds of employees who worked for the once-venerable investment bank.
Three former employees write about their experiences, a year later.
1.- Last Days of Lehman: The Kindness of Strangers. By Lynn Gray.
2.- Last Days of Lehman: Robbed by the Bank. By Jane Pedreira.
3.- Last Days of Lehman: Final Call. By Lawrence McDonald.
Lehman Brothers went bankrupt a week after I was fired. The job had few perks, long hours and little time for camaraderie, but I stayed there for 11 years. I was a single mom and needed to pay my mortgage. Then, after years of solid performance, I was fired on Sept. 9, 2008, as part of a “work force reduction.”
I had a few hours to pack my things and leave. I wasn’t allowed to download my personal files from my computer so I lost many records. I didn’t bother to say goodbye to anyone, figuring that those who even noticed could phone me, but given the troubled work environment I got few calls.… Seguir leyendo »