Report Lehman Bros. Housewives Forum in House prices and the economy Posted September 18, 2008 Yep, that is it exactly. Two extremes and nothing in between.I have posted here before about one Canary Wharf bank that I was at where you never saw a black face outside of the canteen. The only other non-white faces were the Indian boys working in IT. I was gobsmacked the first time I went into the 'canteen' as basically all the staff there were of African descent. I went to get a piece of toast and they had one person to select a slice of toast, croissant, muffin, whatever, for me. This was then handed to a second person who asked if I wanted butter or marg on it and that person then buttered my toast before handing it to a third who asked what jam I wanted on it and then proceeded to 'jam it'. Whilst all this was going on I held a conversation with these 3 people going to such effort to give me a piece of toast. Later on that day I was taken aside and told that someone had witnessed me talking to the restaurant staff and that it was not allowed. The best thing that can happen to any of these City types IMPO is to lose their jobs and find it hard to get by for a while - it will make them better Human Beings. Heck, it might just make them Human. I've seen your posts about this 'supposed CW bank'. Either this was a long time ago or you are talking ******** mate. I've worked for everyone from Barcap to CSFB and I've NEVER seen what you're talking about. I really think people need to get a clue before spouting crap like this. The poor bloke the OP is referring to is in procurement. How much do people think he earns? ****** all, just about enough to support his wife and kids and probably not enough for a holiday. This idea that everyone is on £500k+ is ludicrous. I started on £35k + Bonus in year one, after tax and expenses of living in London and working costs it left me enough to rent a 1 bed flat in Kilburn. Get some perspective people.