BANKERS – what does that word make you think?
For most of us it now represents greedy, self-centred millionaires who hold hard-working people to ransom and keep successive governments under their collective thumb.
There’s not much positive you can say about bankers lately is there?
We bailed them out but they still gave us the finger and threatened to take their ball home if we banned their bonuses.
They were already notorious for being unreasonable and now one of the banks we saved has dropped another clanger.
RBS/Natwest group, which is 82% owned by the state following 2008’s £45bn bail-out, has annoyed millions of customers after an IT glitch prevented people from accessing their money.
In a generous move on their part, the big cheeses who run the bank, decided they would make their low paid cashiers clear up their mess by making them work extra hours at the weekend.
The problem, which was still ongoing yesterday a week after it began, is reportedly due to out-of-date computers and software.
One broadcaster claimed the bank had systems dating back to the 1980s and former boss, Fred ‘the Shred’ Goodwin, refused to invest in the future in favour of giving generous bonuses to himself and his boardroom pals.