There are times when you know that wearing a certain logo will cause you some grief. Take, for example, tonight's Subway Series in New York between the Mets and the Yankees. You can be sure that everyone who shows up to the new Yankee Stadium in their Johan Santana and David Wright jerseys will catch hell from the home-team fans in the Bronx. Such a reaction, however, is far more surprising when it comes in response to a company logo. But that's exactly what is happening to AIG employees, according to a Bloomberg report. In a rare move, the company has removed its logo from employee business cards and badges because members of the company have been harassed. AIG has become the symbol of corporate greed to many after the news broke that it paid out $165 million in bonuses to the very same executives who drove the insurer to the brink of collapse. The company needed a $182.5 billion bailout from the government to survive. AIG has also removed its logo from its headquarters building in Manhattan and is in the process of rebranding its subsidiaries so it can sell them off. Apparently, selling anything with an AIG logo attached to it is a near impossibility. Sort of like trying to sell a Mike Piazza jersey to a Yankee fan.
—Posted by Kenneth Hein