Darth Vader Leaving the Empire?

Mar 15, 2012
J. Webster
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In what is probably the funniest reaction to Greg Smith’s Op-Ed in the NY Times, The Daily Mash tells us why Darth Vader is leaving the Empire.

Some people are saying why did it take Greg Smith so long to leave Goldman Sachs if he was so upset with the way clients were treated. Perhaps the money he was making, the lure of the dark side, was just too much for him and he couldn’t escape.

After almost 12 years, first as a summer intern, then in the Death Star and now in London, I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its massive, genocidal space machines. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it.

To put the problem in the simplest terms, throttling people with your mind continues to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making people dead.

The Empire is one of the galaxy’s largest and most important oppressive regimes and it is too integral to galactic murder to continue to act this way. The firm has veered so far from the place I joined right out of Yoda College that I can no longer in good conscience point menacingly and say that I identify with what it stands for.

For more than a decade I recruited and mentored candidates, some of whom were my secret children, through our grueling interview process. In 2006 I managed the summer intern program in detecting strange disturbances in the Force for the 80 younglings who made the cut.

Read the full piece here.

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