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Report on Business' Tim Kiladze says he doesn't regret leaving investment banking. 'Here’s the thing: it’s not so hard. Once you leave the office towers, you quickly realize that there is meaningful work beyond Bay Street.'
Report on Business' Tim Kiladze says he doesn't regret leaving investment banking. 'Here’s the thing: it’s not so hard. Once you leave the office towers, you quickly realize that there is meaningful work beyond Bay Street.'
(Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail/Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail)

Opinion

Why I gave up my six-figure salary and quit Bay Street

A Goldman Sachs employee recently caused a sensation by resigning in an astonishing way -- he wrote a scathing op-ed about his former employer in The New York Times. Greg Smith, who spent nearly a dozen years at the Wall Street firm, said it had lost its moral compass, fostering an environment that is “as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it.” The letter resonated with Tim Kiladze, a Globe and Mail journalist who once worked in investment banking and bond sales and trading.