It may have been the top brass that deservedly received the flak for the recent banking crisis, but that hasn't stopped the Co-Operative Bank from ensuring that its frontline staff also pay penance for the industry's sorry state.
Ironically, Co-Operative Bank was in fact one of the few institutions to emerge relatively unscathed from the banking scandals, and as a result of this good practice it was recently voted Best Financial Services Provider by the readers of consumer magazine Which?. However, its staff have become the victims of their own success.
In an ill-advised attempt to thank its customers for voting for it, the Co-Op has created this painfully embarrassing video of its employees singing a song of gratitude. Not only does this serve as ritual humiliation for its hard-working staff but, as has been noted on community forums, has also left customers asking "is this how my banking fees are being spent?"
More scandalous behaviour by the banks!