Canned Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain’s spending spree included …

By CAITLIN MILLAT and LARRY McSHANE
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 4:00 AM

John Thain Matthews/AP  John Thain

There’s something a little trashy about a $1,200 wastebasket.

For Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain, an outrageously expensive trash can — which was part of a $1 million office decorating spree — got him canned by his new bosses at Bank of America.

For East Side antique store assistant Maxim Makushim, tossing some trash into a pricey parchment wastebasket Friday was just good, dirty fun.

At my last job I just had a recycling bin in my office. I didn’t produce enough trash for a cheap trash can.

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