Sometimes reality is better than fiction.
Sometimes things that happen in the real world that
Sometimes you think ‘you just couldn’t make this shit up’
There are a lot of people around the world struggling through these hard economic times (at least there are in the ‘West’); a lot of people making sacrifices and cutting back just to make it through the day; a lot of people surviving on hand-outs and charity because there are just not enough jobs to go around.
We blame the Chinese
We blame the politicians
We blame the bankers
…but spare a thought for the effect that this down-turn has had on those hardy souls plugging away day in day out in the Banking industry.
Sometimes we lose sight of how hard this has all been on them.
Take Andrew Schiff, who has been courageous enough to speak out this week on how people are forgetting the challenges faced by execs and bankers.
Yes he has a full-time job as the communications and marketing director at Euro Pacific Capital; yes he earns $350,000 a year (excluding bonuses); and yes he is finding it hard to survive, according to his interview with Bloomberg.com.
Imagine Mr Schiff’s pain being surounded by those that are living the American Dream. In his own words –
‘The New York that I wanted to have is still just beyond my reach’.
‘I’m crammed into 1,200 square feet. I don’t have a dishwasher. We do all our dishes by hand’.
He told Bloomberg.com that he needs a 600-square-foot extension to allow:-
‘a room for each kid, three bedrooms, maybe four’.
‘Imagine four bedrooms. You have the luxury of a guest room, how crazy is that?’
Other high-flyers have also spoken about their struggles and you can find out more here