A Goldman Sachs banker kept a spreadsheet arranging female soldiers’ bodies: a book

A former Goldman Sachs employee claims the investment bank’s Manhattan headquarters is so full of misogyny that a colleague kept a spreadsheet rating female recruits on their “ability,” explaining, “I want size and shape.”

Jamie Fiore Higgins, 46, of Somerset County, New Jersey, wrote in her diary that she was A colleague told her she was promoted ‘because of her vagina’ And that she was the target of Moe’s voices from co-workers who mocked her weight after she gave birth to her fourth child.

On another occasion, she claimed, she was violently hung on the wall by a colleague “wrapped [his hand] around my jaws” and threatened her as she hung in the air.

“Who do you think you are?” The man screamed at her who was inches away from his face.

“If I can, I will rip your king’s face off.”

Higgins in author “Bully Market: My Story of Money and Misogyny at Goldman Sachs,” which is currently the #1 selling Amazon in the “Financial Services Industry” category.

Higgins spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs - during which time she claims she was assaulted by a co-worker.
Higgins spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs – during which time she claims she was assaulted by a co-worker.

It was an excerpt from her book It was published by the Times of London.

The investment bank provided a statement to The Post that said: “Had Ms Higgins raised these allegations with our Human Resources department at the time, we would have thoroughly investigated and treated them seriously.”

“We have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination or retaliation against employees who report misconduct.”

A Goldman spokesperson also noted that Higgins writes in the “Author’s Note” portion of the book that “the Goldman Sachs individuals referred to are composite characters.”

“While all this has happened to me, the timing of some events has been compressed,” Higgins wrote.

Higgins claims that male colleagues made
Higgins claims that her male colleagues made “mo” sounds after she used the nursing room to extract breast milk.

“Wherever dialogue appears, I intended to recreate the gist of conversations rather than provide literal quotes.”

According to Higgins, she said her manager discouraged her from reporting the abuse to Human Resources.

“Imagine what his management would be like if she went to HR,” her line manager told her.

Higgins also described one incident in which a colleague grabbed her thigh so hard that “his nails sank into her flesh” during an industrial event that occurred shortly after her miscarriage.

Higgins said that after she had her first child, she asked her manager to move into the nursing room in the office so she could write emails.

Higgins claims that her boss did not allow her to take time off work despite a doctor's recommendations that she do so after she became anemic from a miscarriage.
Higgins claims that her boss did not allow her to take time off work despite a doctor’s recommendations that she do so after she became anemic from a miscarriage.

Her manager allegedly said, “This is going to be a problem.”

“You need to be at your desk and working…so we agree, no to breastfeeding?”

She said that on another occasion, she was asked to remove pictures of her children from her desk.

“It’s not a day nursery,” her boss said.

Higgins said that after she had a second miscarriage, her doctor told her she needed to take time off work because she developed anemia from losing too much blood — threatening her overall health.

“This is not a good time,” her boss told her.

Higgins wrote that she was so nervous about working at Goldman that she was
Higgins wrote that she was so nervous about working at Goldman that she was “popping Xanax like Tic Tac.”
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Then she went back to work and fainted, according to the book.

In 2015, Higgins gave birth to her fourth child. She said she took the lead and pumped breast milk into the nursing room.

On her return to her office, she said, a colleague of hers started making “cheeky screams” while another signaled as if to “squeeze the breast.”

Higgins said someone left a toy cow on her desk and it made a hoot.

A “Welcome back” note was read.

The investment bank gave a statement telling The Post that Higgins should have raised these issues with HR in real time.
The investment bank gave a statement telling The Post that Higgins should have raised these issues with HR in real time.
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The stress of working at Goldman was so great that Higgins started “popping Xanax like Tic Tacs,” she told The Times of London. But she stayed in the job for 17 years due to the lucrative salary that at one point reached $1 million a year.

In the book, she wrote, “I felt like a human poison.”

“It has become as toxic as Goldman Sachs.”

“Terrible things have happened to me,” Higgins told the Times.

“But it would be disingenuous if I didn’t also share what I did with others. I don’t need to complete the circle with this guy. [who assaulted her]. I have to show some grace to their bad choices because my husband showed me grace for me.”

There is a class action claiming that Goldman operates as a “boys club” that routinely discriminates against women.

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