Rogue trader hides losses in batches of wonderfully fresh croissant

The Daily Mash has an interesting take on why Jerome Kerviel got into rogue trading to a loss of $7 billion – it’s those crazy French and their 30 hour working weeks that drove him to it.  Poor soul.  

Friends of rogue trader Jerome Kerviel last night blamed his $7 billion losses on unbearable levels of stress brought on by a punishing 30 hour week.

Kerviel was known to start work as early as nine in the morning and still be at his desk at five or even five-thirty, often with just an hour and a half for lunch.One colleague said: “He was, how you say, une workaholique. I have a family and a mistress so I would leave the office at around 2pm at the latest, if I wasn’t on strike.

“But Jerome was tied to that desk. One day I came back to the office at 3pm because I had forgotten my stupid little hat, and there he was, fast asleep on the photocopier.

“At first I assumed he had been having sex with it, but then I remembered he’d been working for almost six hours.”

Lita often feels like tricking her boss out of all his lunch money, but is unfortunately too busy testing French wines pulling 50 hour weeks to get a tricky rogue plan together.

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2 responses to “Rogue trader hides losses in batches of wonderfully fresh croissant

  1. Mon dieu!

  2. Sacre bleu! Punishing 30-hour work week!

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