Earlier this summer, employees at the securities division of Goldman Sachs were told they could wear jeans to the office on August Fridays if they gave $25 to charity. (The investment bank is notoriously formal.) As if by instinct, some of the staff took advantage of this new leniency. “It’s been getting ridiculous,” an unnamed female analyst told DealBook. “Last Friday, there were traders walking around the floor with three buttons of their shirts undone, showing off their pecs and hairless chests.”
Also, only $25? That’s the price of one round-trip Metro North ticket to Stamford!
D-Day at Goldman (D for Denim, That Is) [DealBook/NYT]