City chief tells junior bankers to suck up 80-hour weeks as others 'work harder ...

City chief tells junior bankers to suck up 80-hour weeks as others 'work harder ...
City chief tells junior bankers to suck up 80-hour weeks as others 'work harder ...
'Stop moaning about hours': City chief tells junior bankers to suck up 80-hour weeks because 'millions of poor working mothers' work harder for far less money Xavier Rolet, 61, said if bankers do not like their hours then 'do something else'  Frenchman advised bosses to hire 'poor hungry kids' instead of 'entitled' people The former London Stock Exchange boss grew up on a Parisian council estate  

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A top City financier has blasted highly paid young bankers for moaning about having to work long hours.

Former London Stock Exchange boss Xavier Rolet said ‘entitled’ junior bankers had no right to complain when ‘millions of poor working mothers’ work harder for far less money.

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New recruits to top investment banks often start on salaries of £70,000 or more, but put in more than 80 hours a week working on financial deals.

This year, young Goldman Sachs bankers described working conditions as ‘inhumane’, warning they were suffering sleep deprivation.

But Mr Rolet, a 61-year-old Frenchman who grew up on a Parisian sink estate, told The Mail on Sunday: ‘It’s a free world – if you don’t love what you’re doing or think the hours don’t suit your lifestyle, by any means do something else.’

He advised bosses: ‘Try hiring poor hungry kids who managed to put themselves through college instead of ‘entitled’

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