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'Wear this on the train, it's better than people knowing you're a banker.'
"It's a quandary, Gentlemen. The instability of the present situation concerns me, and yet I applaud our ongoing ability to profit from it."
Tags:profit, profits, profit focused, profiteer, profiteers, profiteering, moral quandary, quandary, instability, social instability, financial instability, financial crisis, economic crisis, social crisis, political crisis, business, businesses, corporation, corporations, businessman, businessmen, exec, execs, executive, executives, corporate responsibility
'Basically, we're hoping for a global yeast infection epidemic.'
"Hey, investor fears need calming over here, too."
Tags:bar, bars, pub, pubs, bartender, bartenders, server, servers, barkeep, barkeeps, barkeeper, barkeepers, patron, patrons, customer, customers, drink, drinks, drinking, drinking alcohol, alcohol, alcoholic, liquor, booze, investor, investors, investment, investments, risk, risky, volatile, stock market, stock markets, stockbroker, stockbrokers, trader, traders, economy, bad economy, economic crisis, recession, finances, financial crisis, money, loan, loans, scared, afraid, fearful, fear, fears, calm, calming, advice, attention, attention-seeking, needy
"Not everyone's as lucky as us to still have jobs."
Tags:job, jobs, occupation, occupations, career, careers, employee, employees, employed, employment, lucky, luck, lucked out, beg, begs, begging, homeless, unemployed, homelessness, recession, recessions, firing, fire, fired, make redundant, redundancy, profession, professions, career, careers, economy, economic crisis, crisis, crises
"Oh, sure, that could be us tomorrow, but it's him today."
Tags:fire, firing, fired, sack, sacked, sacking, getting sacked, getting the sack, can, canned, canning, redundant, redundancy, redundancies, made redundant, laid off, laid-off, lay off, lay offs, lay-off, lay-offs, unemployed, unemployment, selfish, selfishness, insensitive, insensitivity, recession, financial crisis, economic crisis, executive, executives, business executives, business executive
First Nationalized Bank
Despite recent uncertainty, analysts said today they will continue to make predictions.
"The latest statement says that our nest egg is now at zero. I'm pretty sure it won't go below that."
Tags:nest egg, nest eggs, savings, pension pot, pensions pots, financial crisis, economic crisis, economic crash, credit crunch, stock market crash, negative equity, lost everything, lost savings, banking crisis, global economic crisis, 2009, stock market, stocks and shares, stocks, investment, investments, investing
When the going gets tough... Then and Now
The bailed-out and the not
Tags:bailout, bailouts, government bailout, government bailouts, bailed out, bailed-out, banks, banks, banker, bankers, banking crisis, economic crisis, global economic crisis, credit crunch, haves and have-nots, happy, happiness, spring in your step, failed business, failed businesses, socialism for the rich, too big to fail
"Honey, we're homeless."
"So, we look to the fourth quarter as a time of healing."
Tags:business meeting, business meetings, board meeting, baord meetings, meeting, meetings, failed business, failing business, recession, the recession, economic crisis, financial crisis, financial crash, accounting, accountant, accountants, going under, company loss, company, losses, chart, chart, graph, graphs, recovering, recovery, time of healing, damage limitation, positive spin, positive spins
Euro crisis: who's next?
'Every week a sum of money the size of this rainforest disappears to service the UK's national debt.'
Wall Street: Broke and Broker.
"A signing bonus, a raise, a promotion, a layoff -- you've had an entire career in six months."
Tags:husband, husbands, wife, wives, fire, fired, layoff, laid off, bonus, bonuses, job, jobs, signing bonus, signing bonues, raise, raises, promote, promoted, promotion, promotions, career, careers, entire career, entire careers, failed business, failed businesses, administration, into administration, 6 months, economic crisis, economic crises, pandemic, pandemics, social issues
'Normally, I would give credit where credit is due but we're in a credit crunch. Therefore, I will take all the credit for your hard work on this project.'
"Oh, them? They're old bankruptcy."
Tags:party, parties, money, no money, money issues, money problems, money troubles, finances, financial issues, financial problems, financial troubles, debt, debts, bankrupt, bankruptcy, bankruptcies, old money, rich, wealthy, the one percent, the 1%, broke, poor, destitute, poverty, class, classes, financial crisis, recession, economy, bad economy, economic crisis
'Sorry, she's at the mall priming the economy.'
Les nouveaux pauvres
Tags:les nouveaux pauvres, nouveau riche, new poor, new rich, beggar, beggars, begging, panhandler, panhandlers, panhandling, sign, signs, poor, poverty, money, finance, finances, financial issues, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, economy, bad economy, recession, recessions, economic crisis, financial crisis, middle class, middle-class, sacrifice, sacrifices, cutback, cutbacks, privileged, desperate, desperation, money troubles
'In a surprise move, Greece decided to peg its currency against the Baklava.'
"The dealer will allow me to return the limo if my investments go bad."
Tags:limo, limos, limousine, limousines, investment, investments, investing, investor, investors, dealer, dealers, auto dealer, auto dealership, portfolio, precarious, display of wealth, displays of wealth, debt, debts, debtor, conspicuous consumption, economic crisis, market crash, market crashes, bear market, bear markets, bull market, bull markets, precarious, precariousness, bad investment, bad investments, recession, recessions, economic recession, economic recessions, upper class, debt, debts, debtor, debtors
"You'll always have AAA status to me!"
Tags:aaa, america, triple a, credit rating, credit ratings, debt ceiling, american debt, us debt, creditor, creditors, sp, deficit, deficits, debt, crisis, banking, economy, global, bankruptcy, eurozone, emf, dollar, euro, sterling, italy, greece, spain, obama, financial crisis, economic crisis, credit crisis
"Is that for Sadaam's capture or the dow breaking the thousand?"