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Were you fired by the Deutsche Bank?

Time and again, the Deutsche Bank or its subsidies have appeared ruthless in their pursue of profit, creating victims left and right, if only this had a positive effect on their balance sheet. German journalists, poor villagers in tsunami-ravaged Indonesian Aceh province, or their own staff.

According to Bloomberg.com, since Josef Ackermann had taken the chair at Deutsche Bank in May 2002, more than 19,000 employees were axed. That was until mid-January 2005. And in January 2005, it became known that thousands more were to be fired.

Do you feel trampled on by the Deutsche Bank or one of their subsidies, just as I do. I am only a journalist, and not even with a major media. Because I value my independence, I do my work on the Internet. Because I don't possess much, I have little to lose. Anyway, I live in Asia, where I am not a citizen, and for more than 10 years, I haven't been in Germany, where I own nothing.

I can't pay expensive lawyers to try to get my money, of which I suspect that, after being held for months, it will be lost because maneuvers at a Deutsche Bank subsidy will cause yet another bankruptcy. But I have no intention to go down silent.

I am sure there are a lot of things at the Deutsche Bank, which are not right, even if they may be legal, and I do want to encourage axed staff to come forward with some interesting stories. Sooner or later, they will be picked up by the mainstream media.

Yes, I admit frankly: I write about the Deutsche Bank, because I'm a victim of the way, they, through a subsidy, do business. But why should the fact that I am a victim myself prevent me from writing about something of which the public in general should have more awareness?

Other victims are invited to contribute their story. Please use the email address in the red top bar.

The Internet empowers the Davids against the Goliaths.


Published by Asia Daily