Credit Suisse Deploys Motivational Secret Weapon: Announces Another 120 Unnamed Layoffs Coming

Tyler Durden's picture

It appears that unlike UBS, which enjoys transacting in bulk, and announcing the firing of thousands of bankers en masse concurrent with the flurry of pink slips, its more nimble (but just as LIBOR-troubled) Swiss colleague, Credit Suisse, prefers transacting in the pink slip shadows. Specifically, instead of opting for large-font headlines, Credit Suisse prefers to keep its workers on their toes, and yesterday once again warned 120 unidentified employees in its 1/11 Madison Avenue NY headquarters are about to be laid off via the DOL's WARN website. This is only the fourth time in the past year CS has opted for this stealthy method of motivation, laying off 268 in November 2011, December 2011, October 2012 and now this. Why motivation? Because by keeping the list of unlucky souls who will start getting pink slips as soon as December 30, it is motivating everyone to work far harder and preserve the hope that the bell tolls not for them. Indeed: a truly brilliant employee motivational mechanism.


Date of Notice: 12/10/2012 


Control Number: 2012-0120


Rapid Response Specialist:  Edwidge Michel


Reason Stated for Filing:   Plant Layoff




Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
One Madison Avenue and Eleven Madison Avenue (one site)
New York, NY  10010


County:  New York | WIB Name: NEW YORK CITY| Region: New York City


Contact: Ketty K. Russeva, Managing Director, Human Resources


Phone:  (212) 538-8263


Business Type:   Financial Institution


Number Affected:  120


Total Employees:  -----     


Layoff Date:  Will occur between 12/30/2012 and 3/4/2013  


Closing Date:  -----  


Reason for Dislocation:  Economic


ERNUM: 05-81657   


Union:  No bumping rights exist.    


Classification:   Plant Layoff

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LawsofPhysics's picture

Remind me, what technology or real product of value does Credit Suisse innovate, manufacture, mine, or produce again?

Fuck the motherfucking paper pushers.   Give these guys a shovel and send them to the stables, they will be more productive and they won't be making financial weapons of mass destruction - "win-win"

JPM Hater001's picture

"Remind me, what technology or real product of value does Credit Suisse innovate, manufacture, mine, or produce again?"

They excel at fleecing.

It has value to them anyway.

buckethead's picture

I have never seen Dr Strangelove... I guess I have an assignment.

GetZeeGold's picture



If nothing will teach you how to pack a survival kit....or plan for a weekend in Vegas.


zorba THE GREEK's picture

The beatings will continue moral improves.

buckethead's picture

Had to be quick on that one...:)



oops... smilies not ok at ZH

toady's picture

Back when at&t was laying my friends and I off we modified that one;

The layoffs will continue until moral improves.

tekhneek's picture

"Great job everyone. You're all fired."

francis_sawyer's picture

I wonder when Obama is going to start using this motivational methods when compiling his drone KILL list...

pods's picture

From what I heard from the louts on the radio this morning, our drones will soon be outfitted with freakin lasers.

Warms the heart, and all my other internal organs as my skin melts off.

That is the new freedom we will be smelling, dissent.


stocktivity's picture

Who is in charge of the Christmas party this year at their office and when do they draw names for presents?

DV8's picture


The party is tomorrow and everyone gotta pay $20 to get in. So paying money to get fired? Ouch.

markar's picture

You'll get a heads up you're out the door if you're not on the grab bag list.

timbo_em's picture

This reminds me a bit of how discipline was restored by decimation in the military of Ancient Rome.

Happy New Year to those 120 banksters!

mick_richfield's picture

I was thinking the same thing!

This legion of accountants, having dishonored itself in battle, will be decimated.

They stand at attention in their ranks.  The Tribune draws names at random from his ceremonial briefcase, choosing one in every ten.  As the names are shouted aloud by the Centurions, the accountants standing next to the doomed men turn upon those who had so recently been their friends and peers, and beat them to death with massive ledger books.


ziggy59's picture

Its the suspense that gets ya!

unrulian's picture

coming soon to an employer near you

IridiumRebel's picture


DV8's picture

I am surprised they only announced 120. Due to their organization structure, even if there is no recession/depression, the count would have been > 1k. It is mandatory for a manager to throw at least 1 individual under the bus.

It has been quiet in pretty much all of the CS departments.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Heads will (Swiss) Roll...

mrktwtch2's picture

that is why you have to try and save money and live within your means..(i know its un american).but everyone is dispensable..(unless you own your own buisness)...

drivenZ's picture

they have 50K employee's....who cares?

j0nx's picture

Another 120 tellers get the axe...

Richard Head's picture

CS ain't that kind of bank.

j0nx's picture

Thanks for that... It was a metaphor for I'm sure the only people who will be getting the axe are low level worker bees.

Crabshacker's picture

I.R.S needs 5000 new thieves