Bank CEO Requests No Bonus

American Voicesrecessionbusiness ISSUE 45•02 Jan 8, 2009

Following five quarters of declining profit, Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis has requested that he and other senior executives receive no bonuses. What do you think?

  • “Give him the bonus anyway! Why should he get what he wants after doing such a terrible job?”

    Jacob Metz –
    Car Radio Installer

  • “You mean, no $25 Target gift certificates for them? That seems harsh. At my job, we get them every Christmas. I bought a sweet battery charger with mine, and almost had enough left over for a CD.”

    Mitch Severance –
    File Clerk

  • “Bankers, man! It's gestures like this that remind you why you loved them in the first place.”

    Jean Boon –
    Unemployed