BofA intern said asked to take down group Facebook page

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The bank where a young intern died after working punishing hours is said to have demanded that current interns take down a Facebook page where they discussed their heavy work schedule.

The London Evening Standard reports that the move by Bank of America Merrill Lynch comes despite assurances that it has lessened interns’ workload since the death of Moritz Erhardt a year ago today.

The newspaper discovered a current intern warning colleagues on a Facebook group that they would not have time to go to the gym.

The intern wrote: 'I’ll be really quite frank here and place a bet that the vast majority of us are kidding ourselves into believing as interns we will a) have the time for the gym and more importantly b) the energy.'

After learning of the comments, a senior executive at the bank sent a text message to the intern, saying: 'Can you give me a call when you can about how to take down the group.'

However, the executive sent the message to the wrong number, revealing the bank’s intervention.

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