….where Barney Stinson works.
If anyone watches How I Met Your Mother, (I am an extreme addict) you know that Barney Stinson doesn’t exactly work for an ethical business. He spends his days hiring friends, playing jokes on people in adjacent buildings, and well, we never actually see him do work. But somehow he makes a lot of money. Sounds like corporate America? Maybe. Could it be discussing top executives and their pay?
This link: features Barney’s video resume, teaching viewers exactly how to present yourself for a job. The very dramatic video features Barney The video shows Barney performing in many activities that would be seen as impressive to an employer. It exaggerates him completely as a person highlighting all good qualities and making many up to seem more impressive. It is very funny take a look!
This link: http://www.cbs.com/shows/how_i_met_your_mother/barneys_blog/109449/ contains a job overview of newly open position at GNB. Employees wanted are described as busty blondes. The company description discusses how GNB encourages employees to do whatever possible to make a sale – steal, lie, cheat! Whatever. Clearly GNB is an unethical business, although it is fictional it may reflect the unethical activities that some businesses partake in (obviously exaggerated though).
In an episode when Marshall starts to work at GNB he ends up quitting because he cannot work for such a corrupt company. GNB also puts its own desires ahead of the city it resides in. In one episode the bank is looking to open a new office building but want to build where an old historic hotel currently stands. GNB isn’t bothered by the historical value and ignores protestors and complaints because only their needs matter.
This business is clearly unethical and presents the idea of a city male workaholic who works for a corrupt bank. As we have been reading about the financial crisis and banks that are “too big too fail” I thought this was an appropriate pop culture reference involving G/B/S to post about!