Following in the footsteps of martyr to truth Jake DeSantis, another AIG Financial Products exec just can’t help himself from going public about how unfairly he’s being treated by just about everyone from his employer, to Congress, to Andrew Cuomo. But a blog post by his wife may be even more interesting….
The blog Clusterstock has posted a long rant from London-based Paul Harriman, which originally appeared on the site Live Journal. The predictable gist: Harriman complains that without his bonus, he won’t be able to afford his $10,000 a month apartment and his kids’ school fees.
There’s also this cri de coeur:
This is not at all a pleasant job, and going broke whilst also having our souls destroyed is, to be frank, not something I feel I can stomach indefinitely. They could have, at any time, renegotiated the terms, the salary, anything to make it fairer. They chose instead to throw us under the bus.
In Harriman’s extremely partial defense, he shows an iota of self-awareness about the fact that many readers may not find his sob story compelling — which is more than DeSantis managed:
I am certainly not looking for sympathy, I already knew I was losing my job and I was preparing for my time.”
Clusterstock had also previously found an earlier post by Harriman’s wife, Jan Ellen, whose complaints are basically the same as her husband’s. But Jan Ellen also this intriguing nugget:
Since January 2008 [Paul Harriman] has been working with Congressional auditors and investigators and the FBI to compile evidence on the deals and dealings of the people responsible, most particularly Joe Cassano.
Jan Ellen calls Cassano “a bully” who “betrayed us.” She adds:
When the executive in charge of risk challenged him he was told to shut up. When it blew up Joe walked around the office, looking at people who had worked loyally for him (no choice there if you wanted to stay) and took home $1,000,000 per month, knowing that those around him were going to lose their savings and more. We have.