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11/09/2012 03:33 pm ET

Olivier Desbarres, Senior Barclays Employee, Fired After Telling Construction Worker He'd Burn His 'F**king House Down' (VIDEO)

Being a banker can be a stressful gig, but that doesn't really give anyone the right to start tossing sheet metal at people.

Olivier Desbarres, was fired from his job as a senior Singapore-based banker at Barclays after a video leaked of him berating and threatening a group of construction workers who were reportedly building a house near where he lives, The Wall Street Journal reports. Desbarres it seems must have been having a seriously bad day to even come up with the flood of vitriolic bile that spewed from his mouth at the apparently innocent workers.

“I’m going to go after you. I’m going to burn your f**cking house down with your f**cking people in it,” he can be seen shouting on a video posted to Stomp.com. “You know what? You’re f**cking animals. Chinese f**cking animals." After discovering he was being taped, Desbarres yelled "You’re filming me? You think that’s good? Put your f**cking phone down because I’m going to wait for you to come out and take that phone and shove it up your f**cking ass.”

The video also shows Desbarres hurling a piece of sheet metal into the construction site which "nearly endangered the lives of two workers!" according to the user who shot the video. Desbarres was reportedly angry at noise coming from the construction site and had caused scenes at the site in the past.

The bad publicity comes at a terrible time for Barclays, which is currently facing investigations for corruption as well as interest rate-rigging.

Desbarres isn't the first banker to go on a tirade though. A love-struck banker went on a pretty insane rant against a woman who decided not go out with him on a second date (and he wonders why). And of course there's Brian Mulligan, the bath salts and marijuana-smoking Deutsche Bank executive who was arrested multiple times and severely beaten during one wild night in Los Angeles earlier this year.

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