Deutsche's bankers: Highly paid but totally disposable, alienated from jobs

It is the mark of a strange employer to pay some of its employees millions each year but, when it decides to let them go, instruct them to leave the building rapidly, clutching their belongings.

Since the failure of Lehman Brothers in 2008, the scene we witnessed on Monday at Deutsche Bank in London, New York and Hong Kong has become familiar.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 12, 2019, with the headline 'Deutsche's bankers: Highly paid but totally disposable, alienated from jobs'. Print Edition | Subscribe