BOFA ALREADY TRYING TO COVER UP THEIR TRACKS

As some people know, recently an individual appears to have been worked to death at Bank of America. Our prayers to their family.

As a discredit to WSO, the initial post about the passing of an associate for being overworked was removed ~supposedly~ at the request of the individuals family (which we all know is absolutely not true) considering who not in finance even knows what WSO is.

These banks will continue to take advantage of hard working individuals and work them to the death until something major is done. We can’t let BofA squash this story before it even gets out.

 

Does the family have any grounds to sue or press charges? I’m not familiar with the legality of working that many hours in IB. My analyst contract said I’m expected to work 70 hours per week but doesn’t specify anything else

 
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WSO you should be ashamed of yourselves for this. I have been a long time member of your platform and I respect what you’ve done for the industry but taking these posts down is a disgrace. An absolute disgrace. Be better.

 

Why r u censoring other content that has nothing to do w the identity of the individual or family then? Seems counterintuitive to the whole reason wso exists….

 

Agree with ER. I completely sympathize with a family who do not want to get contacted by media. And yes, I can imagine that word travels fast in this kind of situation. Maybe they didn’t google it themselves, but people could have told them that it was being discussed on WSO.

Anyway, will we be able to get information on this topic? Do we expect the newspapers to cover this? Wondering.

 

As someone who has had the displeasure of losing someone close to me in a semi-public/tragic context, I can assure you you do google and you do contact local/news forums to anonymise/take down posts.

 

I consider this to be borderline manslaughter 

If you tell a new associate to work 120 hours in a week they will do it.  Yes everyone can quit and it's not slavery but with kids to support and a bad lateral market that's really not a choice many will do right now.

 

You know who really contacted wso? Those mds names that were posted here.

 

Wow.  So that post that was taken down someone listed Gary Howe as head of the deal team and person responsible.

In less than 12 hours his linkedin is now just Gary H ( last night it was gary howe with the FULL LAST NAME)

This pathetic MD, who is a freaking group head and probably hasn't logged into linkedin in 10 years, is actively trying to hide his online persona so people can't Google him after his name was mentioned here.

Wouldn't be surprised if he got the post taken down himself

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within 10 minutes of me posting this. The linkedin account was removed entirely.

Proof below( before he escalated further and deleted the whole thing)

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there needs to enough pressure also so that this never happens again.  if these MDs can be publicly outed, held responsible (and questioned by the media/regulators etc), then in the future people will not be comfortable making bankers work 100 hour weeks for liability concerns.

this culture needs to change.  no one should work 100 hour weeks

 
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The actual post was edited by WSO to say that and all the comments - including supporting non-doxxing ones - were removed. 

 

You know what would be super creepy ? What if the person who sent this request to the WSO admin isn’t really the family of the deceased, but a bot account deployed by BoA ? I mean there’s no way to verify the true identity of the account who made the request, and from the screenshot, it looks like the admin just believes it and didn’t even ask for proof

 

Sad because we all know nothing will happen to those Md's or anyone responsible. Family will get a payout that is pennies to BofA, and nothing else will happen. Since when have we lost the ability to put bad people away. 

 

" It is with deep sorrow that we share the passing of one of our cherished associates within the Financial Institutions Group of Bank of America's Investment Banking division.

Our Associate was not only a valued member of our team but also a true hero, having served our country as a US Army Green Beret. His dedication, integrity, and selflessness were unparalleled.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, our Associate was a devoted husband and loving father to two children. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

#BankofAmericaFamily #Life'sBetterWhenYou'reWorking120 "

 

Agree.  Guy was wiping his linkedin while it was being posted here and called out (meaning he was monitoring this thread)

Pathetic.

It's OK I already sent all of this including the names to the NY times

 

The reaction from WSO and hand picking which comments to delete is truly baffling. I hope they get some heat as well so people know they had a direct part in trying to cover this up.

Been taking screenshots of all posts so everyone can see what has been deleted. Classic classic classic 

 

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Agree.  Guy was wiping his linkedin while it was being posted here and called out (meaning he was monitoring this thread)



Pathetic.





It's OK I already sent all of this including the names to the NY times


Am I missing something or why are we talking about this specific MD, I mean all of them are shit in general but why this one in specific

 
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Any reasonable adult who has seen finance hours knows what it is. And all of us are calling for support to the family and an investigation into the group. 

Corporate reaching out to the family and lowballing a settlement happens far too often. If you don’t make noise about something this serious, you’re just complacent and a waste of skin.

 

Any reasonable adult who has seen finance hours knows what it is. And all of us are calling for support to the family and an investigation into the group. 

Corporate reaching out to the family and lowballing a settlement happens far too often. If you don’t make noise about something this serious, you’re just complacent and a waste of skin.

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yes, but maybe we can respect the wishes of the family for at least the fucking weekend?