Monday, March 28, 2011

Goldman to Its Tokyo Employees: Suck Up the Radiation


John Carney reports:
At least four Goldman Sachs executives flew into Japan last week to speak with nervous ex-pat employees about radiation fears, according to a person familiar with the situation. They also conveyed another message: don't leave Japan and don't leave Tokyo...."The message was clear: no one is to leave. If you do leave, you can't come back and expect to still work for Goldman," the person said...The orders to stay put seem to have been effective. Another person at Goldman's Tokyo offices said that almost everyone was still in place.


  1. Makes sense.
    A company that radioactive doesn't really care if it sucks up a few more isotopes or whatever those things are..

  2. @Lila

    LOL. Best comment of the year!

  3. Not a big fan of GS, but considering that the danger was zero to minimal, they are a voice of sanity. Max radiation levels here in Tokyo never exceeded more than 1/3 of the natural background radiation level of Rome.

  4. @Anonymous

    It's almost funny you mention the background radiation of Rome, since it's not the same as background levels of radioactive cesium or iodine.

    Most stories have two sides. One side says the danger is "zero to minimal" and the other side is all gloom and doom. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. I wish you the best in Tokyo.

  5. Sounds like a good setup for a lawsuit against GS. A BIG lawsuit. Lawyer up.