Now I've spent 15 years writing about technology and data on Wall Street and the City. I've met many people who do (or did) take home a fat wad of cash and others who get by on much smaller wallets.
But as the events of this week continue, I have been a bit disturbed by the level of bile floating around the blogs and even in mainstream news. All of it aimed at suited young men and women photographed walking from their offices with cardboard boxes--people
who may have walked away with fat bonues in their savings accounts or may only just have redundant credits left on their canteen cards.
The amount of 20/20 hindsight commentary has also left me cold (as seen in last night's Question Time). If you are someone who two years ago predicted the decline of the mighty investment banks (or even six months ago) well good for you. But for the majority
of the rest of us who are watching friends and stangers standing amongst this current rubble of global capitalism--step back from the sneering.
These are careers and this is our world and at the very least these are human beings.