"Take A Report" fired from Citi

Thursday, August 07, 2008 | 04:30 PM

Take A Report (you’re done), the outrageous, raunchy, and at times, hysterically funny anonymous blog from an unknown Trader has been outed -- and fired.

Large -- thats the pen name of the trader/blogger who writes Take A Report -- worked at Citibank, and was shitcanned for "blogging during company hours." Or at least, that's the excuse they gave.  (WHOOO-HOOO! Thirty day weekend!)

I discovered his uproarious blog via a random click while looking for a review of the Billy Joel concert at Shea stadium -- it was laugh out loud funny. It turns out that one of my traders is a longtime reader, and obviously relates to the perspective of someone at a trading desk dealing with the markets -- and life's -- pressures.

The blog is pretty raunchy, and often features "AFTP" (Ass From The Past) and "G.I.F.T.s" (Girl-I-Found-Today).  I can understand why Citigroup wouldn't want to be officially associated with this. I don't understand why what someone does on weekends and in their off hours would make a difference.

Then again, I don't work at one of the giant grist mills -- and would never fit in well anyway.


Here's a boffo idea: Citigroup should swap out their Risk management team (who missed billions of dollars in bad buys of garbage paper) with their Compliance team -- who somehow spotted an obscure blog that never even mentioned Citi's name.

Someone should inform Citigroup Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit that the more important division is asleep at the switch, while the lesser division (AKA Department of Business Prevention) is sharp as a tack.

Take A Report . . . you’re done.


Update: August 8, 2008 10:24am

Here is the Bloomberg piece on Large that led me to post -- they had the story before me:

Citigroup Cashiers Mr. `Large' Before '08 Equities in Dallas
Josh Fineman
Bloomberg, Aug. 8 2008

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Damn! Blocked by SmartFilter! How appropriate . . .

Posted by: Mike J | Aug 7, 2008 4:49:09 PM

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