Just read this on WSJ.
By SUSANNE CRAIGArticle
The seven top executives at Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will not receive bonuses for 2008, according to a Goldman spokesman.
The executives, including firm Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Lloyd Blankfein, asked the board's compensation committee that they receive no bonus and the board Sunday approved the request. As a result, the executives will only be eligible for their base salaries, $600,000 for each of the seven executives. In 2007, Mr. Blankfein took home $68.5 million in cash and stock.
"Our senior officers decided on this course of action because they believe it is the right thing to do," the spokesman said.
It has been a rough year on Wall Street, as massive mortgage losses have caused widespread pain. While Goldman's stock has suffered, down more than 50% since January, it has still faired better than other firms. Rival Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy in September. As well, same month agreed to sell itself to .
But honestly...if I made 68.5 million the previous year, I really wouldn't care at all about getting another bonus. I mean, with that kind of money you can already live like a king until you die. I think I would just quit and have fun:)))