Olivier Desbarres was fired from his job as a senior Singapore-based banker at Barclays after a video surfaced of him berating and threatening a group of construction workers who were on a job near his home, The Wall Street Journal
November 12, 2012

[F-bomb warning, NSFW]

Olivier Desbarres was fired from his job as a senior Singapore-based banker at Barclays after a video surfaced of him berating and threatening a group of construction workers who were on a job near his home, The Wall Street Journal reports. Desbarres must have had a really bad day at the bank to verbally assault and threaten the innocent workers, as I would hate to think this was his usual demeanor!

The Times has a part of the transcript:

"I’m gonna go after you. I’m gonna burn your f..cking house down."

"You have no respect. You know what ? You’re f..cking animals. Chinese f..cking animals... I have a life. I have a family. You break that, I will find your f..cking family. I can find it very easily - I’m a man with resources."

Once he realizes that he's being filmed, the former trader shouts:

"You’re filming me ? You think that’s good ? Put your f..cking phone down because I’m going to wait for you to come out and take that phone and shove it up your f..cking ass."

Unison Construction, the firm whose workers were threatened, filed a police report after the incident, a spokeswoman for the firm said. The Singapore Police Force is investigating, a police spokesman said.

The bad publicity comes at an inconvenient time for Barclays, as they are currently facing investigations for corruption as well as interest rate-rigging.

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