Mail & Guardian

Goldman tarnished


Multinatio­nal investment firm Goldman Sachs has become embroiled in a scandal after junior bankers complained of inhumane working conditions. Earlier this week a presentati­on by 13 aggrieved juniors was leaked to the media.

The first-year bankers said they were forced to endure long working hours, The Guardian reported. A staff member also spoke to the publicatio­n, under the condition of anonymity, about 18-hour shifts that left juniors earning less than a living wage. According to the anonymous staffer, conditions worsened when remote working became the norm. Goldman Sachs chief executive David Solomon reportedly responded to the presentati­on in a recorded message. “We want a workplace where people

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