Fired MF Global Employee on Corzine: “I Would Punch Him in the Face”

Posted by on Nov 12, 2011 at 9:56 am

Former employees of Jon Corzine’s MF Global are just a bit annoyed today. Having seen Barack Obama’s top fundraiser leave their company in ruins, they’re pulling no punches when it comes to how they feel about the corrupt Democrat.

Screw you, Jon Corzine.

All 1,066 employees of the bankrupt trading house MF Global got the boot yesterday in a pre-holiday massacre that left workers without severance and benefits — and they blamed only one man for their woes.

“Happy holidays, Corzine, from all your employees who’ve been fired without severance packages!” a worker fumed at her former company CEO as she left the firm’s building at 717 Fifth Ave.

“I have two little kids, it’s almost Christmas, the economy stinks — how am I gonna find a job?” said another worker who just cleaned out his desk.

The 1,066 employees will be paid through next Tuesday, and health benefits will run out at the end of November. Bonuses and other financial perks won’t be paid, workers said.

“It ended like this because of one man,” said Anthony DiMatteo, who worked for MF for 16 years. Corzine is “selfish, greedy,” he said.

If Corzine were around, DiMatteo told Bloomberg News, “I would punch him in the face.”

Another expressed his fury by donning a T-shirt that read: “F–k you, you f–kin’ f–k!”

The pink slips — which went out in New York, Chicago and other MF offices — were court-mandated in the wake of the Oct. 31 Chapter 11 filing of its parent firm, MF Global Holdings Ltd.

The $41 billion firm collapsed after Corzine’s disastrous high-stakes investment in foreign debt blew up in his face.

The former New Jersey governor and Goldman Sachs chief took the helm at the venerable trading firm in 2010.

He resigned last week, saying he would not seek about $12 million in severance.

Yesterday, his furious former troops blamed the onetime financial rainmaker for playing fast and loose with their livelihoods.

“Corzine went to the blackjack table and took a 100 percent bet,” said Pierre Yvan Desparois, a credit department vice president who worked at MF Global for 3 1/2 years.

“He placed bets with people’s lives.”

“Anybody coming out of grad school could have told him not to make those bets,” said Desparois.

And, though he figured the layoffs were coming, Desparois said he wonders, “How long can I survive?”

“Corzine screwed up really well, and put a lot of people in uncomfortable positions. The lives of so many people have been disrupted.”

There would probably be a lot of sympathy for these folks if a prominent Republican ran the firm into the ground. But since it’s a Democrat most of the media just moves on and ignores the story.

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2 Responses to “Fired MF Global Employee on Corzine: “I Would Punch Him in the Face””

  1. Aquila6 on 12/12/11 at 10:59 am

    Maybe we’ll all get lucky and one of the 1,066 (wasn’t that the year of the Battle of Hastings?) will track Corzine down and end him.