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The WHO estimates that approximately 1 million people per year commit suicide. Or 16 per 100,000.
The financial services industry in the UK employs 1,045,500 people.
By these numbers if suicide were spread evenly across the population, you would expect over 160 bankers to be killing themselves in the UK alone in the space of a year.
Therefore the only conclusion is that the financial services sector is *significantly* less prone to suicide than other sectors, and there is absolutely zero evidence of any sort of wave of bankers killing themselves because they know something bad is coming.
A good friend of mine works in the financial sector and told me that within the last year he/she has seen a number of execs and C-level individuals resign or retire without any real cause. Many of these individuals were at the height of their careers, all making serious money, and they all just walked away.
The CEO of my friend's company just up and quit for no reason. No scandal, no dip in earnings (the company was actually doing better than ever at the time), no reason that could explain the CEO's sudden departure from an x-million/year job.
So yeah, a bunch of these people are committing suicide or getting offed, and we know about those. But I'd really like to see the stats on how many people are escaping the financial sector in other less dramatic ways. It appears like there's a ton of people seeking to distance themselves from the financial sector, almost like they want to be disassociated whatever is about to next unfold.
I don't know about you, but I can see the writing on the wall. Seems almost like there's a storm coming.
Does anyone believe that suicide by a nail gun is even possible if it were to take more than one shot? I mean after the first and it didn't work, who could continue after realizing the pain? This is, as someone already said, beyond the pale. Truly unbelievable.
I think you hit the nail on the head
The nail gun bit got me curious. But it seems to be quite possible. I guess this is mainly due to brain having no pain receptors, so it is only the skin around the bone that hurts.
Man was found to have 12 nails embedded in his skull from a suicide attempt
Talley the nail gun suicide is the real knee splapper...#5 on your list.
Shot himself no less than 7 or 8 times with a nail gun...you know a lot of bankers that even know how to hook-up a nail gun let alone shoot themselves 7 or 8 times.
C'mon beyond the pale.
reply to post by sarra1833
So what if these aren't suicides? And does anyone know if the death rate is going up or staying the same compared to the past?edit on 07amMon, 07 Apr 2014 04:08:54 -0500kbamkAmerica/Chicago by darkbake because: (no reason given)