Monday, February 03, 2014

Lloyds of London Abandons Meritocracy

Sorry, I'll be banking with people who hire the best based on their character and not their plumbing.

Coincidentally, I'd recommend dumping their stock.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You gotta love how eager they are to hire women and 'minorities'. Ask those same companies whether they are willing to hire well-credentialled and skilled folks with some kind of handicap or physical impairment (since they also form a 'minority'), and these same companies will be not so vocal anymore towards offering employment. The same kind of argument is valid for hiring skilled men of age (50+).

Anonymous said...

Cappy .. notice the math blunder in Daily Mail's sub-headline. Lloyds commits to 40% women ... and their sub-head says "One in Four", which last time I checked is 25%.

Davers6

Black Poison Soul said...

Don't dump them Cappy, do some short-selling - or better, get some long-term lowball Put Options out there. You know it makes sense.

On an unrelated note: an inventor in the UK is stating that they should pay students to learn engineering and science-based subjects. STEM for the win!

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/james-dyson-we-should-pay-students-study-science-subjects-1434873

Harrumph! said...

"Lloyds of London" is the insurance market.
This is Lloyds bank, currently majority state-owned since it was bailed out!

Faithless Cynic said...

Nothing new here. I worked in a bank in Delaware where black people would sleep at thier desks, including snoring and drooling profusely. A white person would be instantly fired for sleeping, but, it took months to fire a black. This caused unreal hatred as the whites had to carry the Black snoozers.

Anonymous said...

OT: You should write about this:

http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/02/wikipedia-is-very-masculine-so-feminists-pledge-to-fix-it/

ChrisP said...

Not directly related but I wanted to send this to you in case you thought it was worth commenting on: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/faith-salie-on-speaking-with-vocal-fry/

Just another way women today are making themselves less attractive.

Ray Wolfson said...

I actually spent some time with the general manager of Lloyds... nicest guy, until i met his hen pecking wife and terribly behaved kids.... boy was he in blue pill land...