Bad year or good, AIG employees got big bonuses
Listen, I don't really know or care about the "well, it's in a contract, we had to pay up" about the bonuses. What I do know is that the people who got those insane bonuses KNEW exactly what kind of a situation the company was in when they got the bonuses. The bonuses were paid, what, last week? So it's not like they hadn't been aware of the insanely bad situation AIG was in. And yet they all happily took their cash. 11 of them even took the cash and ran. I'm thinking that's pretty assholeish behavior.