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Feb 20, 2009 11:05 am

I am sick of the industry, been in it for 7 years, have a college degree.  Serious answer only, please

Feb 20, 2009 11:15 am
 
Dig ditches-$15.00 hour
Telemarket-$12.00 hr
Bank Teller-$8.00 hr
 
Being in a position (As you are now) to achieving all your dreams and then giving up in frustration leading to years of regret- Priceless
 
Stok
Feb 20, 2009 11:23 am

U.S. government is a growth industry. ... Look at the FBI, or CIA, or Defense Department. .... If you don't mind travel, you could be a sales rep for an industry you like. ... If you are financially secure you could go back to school and pursue whatever interests you. .... Or you could figure out what you dislike about this job and not do that anymore. I'm pretty sure that after seven years experience, you could probably make a comfortable living working 30 hours a week with a $30 million book and get rid of all your unpleasant clients.


Feb 20, 2009 2:01 pm

If you want to leverage your background, you might consider back office work at a broker/dealer - compliance, operations, etc.

 
If you want out of the industry altogether, you better just go see a career counselor.  This is not the best place for career advice.
 
What's your degree in?  Any experience before this industry?
Feb 20, 2009 2:04 pm

Apparently "Community Organizer" is a lucrative career path. I'm sure you're qualified.

Feb 20, 2009 3:33 pm

How about an Insurance agent and don't even dabble with securities.

Feb 20, 2009 3:37 pm
frumhere:

I am sick of the industry, been in it for 7 years, have a college degree.  Serious answer only, please

 
Why are you "sick of the industry"?
 
What has changed for you?
 
What about your current position causes you the most stress?
 
Without the answers to questions like that, we are unable to give ADVICE, but just unsolicited comments.
 
 
Feb 20, 2009 5:32 pm

banking

Feb 21, 2009 12:00 am

try and work for Finraa im sure they need help hacking all the bad apples off the brokerage tree and dealing with all the complaints that they cant keep up with.  im sure the govt also needs some people that have an insight on how the investment world works so they can track down the many other madoffs out in the world that havent been caught yet. 

Feb 21, 2009 12:25 am
frumhere:

I am sick of the industry, been in it for 7 years, have a college degree.  Serious answer only, please

 
Quit, go on unemployment, share the wealth.  Obamination will take care of you.
Feb 21, 2009 11:01 am
frumhere:

I am sick of the industry, been in it for 7 years, have a college degree.  Serious answer only, please

 
 
Sell Indexed Annuities.
Feb 28, 2009 9:45 pm

What is it that you no longer like about the industry? Is it the people that you deal with? Is it the products? Is it the general state of the financial industry right now? Tell us, so you can get all the fine advice that the members of this forum can offer (lol).



If it is people - then weed out your "C" clients and make your "B" clients "A" clients. if it is the people around you, then change broker/dealers.



If it is the products, then change the products you use, try alternative investments, or whatever, I don't know. Not working off a lot of info here.



If it is the industry (which is what I am expecting you are tired of), then just sit it out, wait a while, and it will eventually come back around to be something similar to what it was pre-2008. Perhaps you can take a break from work and focus on your family and hobbies for a while. Extended 4 week vacation or take a sabbatical or something like that to just reassess your current situation and see how you really feel about it all. Take a step back and look at it from a broader perspective.



If you are excited to start working again after taking a break, then right on. If you dread going back, then take an additional vacation or a leave of absence and figure out what else there is that you can do.



Obviously, all I have said has been very very vague, but I at least hope that you might be able to get something out of it.

Feb 28, 2009 10:38 pm

See if you can get hired by Citibank. The way things are going, you will eventually be a government worker, and probably will have a pension.

Mar 1, 2009 8:32 am

why dont you go down to the 7-11 and get some depends?

your a quiter and a failure.



you have 2 choices



1. quit. be a failure and a total loser.   I dont give a crap what else you choose to do. loser



2. man-up.    get on the GD telephone.   work like you've never worked before until they either fire you or you succeed.



you will always know you didnt quit either way on (2) above



did america quit after the Germans bombed pearl harbor>?



you pussy   get on the phone. dont read research or d*** around.   call people



girly man? y or n



give me your wife number maybe we can get on a conference call to see if you have a spine

Mar 1, 2009 8:42 am
stefany_t:


Perhaps you can take a break from work and focus on your family and hobbies for a while. Extended 4 week vacation or take a sabbatical or something like that to just reassess your current situation and see how you really feel about it all. Take a step back and look at it from a broader perspective.





WTF why do u think rock heads like us can make mid-6 figures?    you have to be a chick.   

this is NOT fun.   it is hard.   you call GD strangers who hate you.   we EARN our money.



take 4 weeks off....stfu



get on the phone or get out of the business.    



maybe go work at the DMV with obama-nation people. no stress there



quiter

Mar 1, 2009 10:53 am

JayMc, yes I am a chick (thank God), and don't assume that just because I advise someone of something, that it is something that I am doing. I work my f'ing a** off everyday. I don't mean Monday through Friday either. I work until midnight most nights, making calls and having meetings all day long, and finishing paperwork and following up on emails all night long.



Not only am I trying to do the very best by my clients and make sure that their investments don't tumble out of the sky, but I am also a division manager doing my very best to help the reps that I supervise keep up with their clients, build their businesses, and stay on track. I'm also bringing on reps to my division on a regular basis, which means training, transitioning, and a huge amount of paperwork.



I am absolutely not complaining. I love what I do and I changed professions to do this. I could easily be earning a steady paycheck doing tax returns right now working the same or less hours. But I prefer to do this, and I am good at what I do.



My point is that YOU need to stfu. You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, and right now, in this economy and world, your negativity is absolutely not needed. Unless you are trying to buy his business or steal his clients, then we should be supporting one another, considering that practically the entire world hates our kind currently. We have now been put in the same category as ambulance-chasing lawyers.   



And for the record, I voted for McCain.

Mar 1, 2009 11:47 am

WTF why do u think rock heads like us can make mid-6 figures?    you have to be a chick.   

this is NOT fun.   it is hard.   you call GD strangers who hate you.   we EARN our money.



take 4 weeks off....stfu



get on the phone or get out of the business.    



maybe go work at the DMV with obama-nation people. no stress there



quiter[/quote]



Take a chill pill.

It is what it is, deal with it.

Mar 1, 2009 2:26 pm
stefany_t:

JayMc, yes I am a chick (thank God), and don't assume that just because I advise someone of something, that it is something that I am doing. I work my f'ing a** off everyday. I don't mean Monday through Friday either. I work until midnight most nights, making calls and having meetings all day long, and finishing paperwork and following up on emails all night long.



Not only am I trying to do the very best by my clients and make sure that their investments don't tumble out of the sky, but I am also a division manager doing my very best to help the reps that I supervise keep up with their clients, build their businesses, and stay on track. I'm also bringing on reps to my division on a regular basis, which means training, transitioning, and a huge amount of paperwork.



I am absolutely not complaining. I love what I do and I changed professions to do this. I could easily be earning a steady paycheck doing tax returns right now working the same or less hours. But I prefer to do this, and I am good at what I do.



My point is that YOU need to stfu. You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, and right now, in this economy and world, your negativity is absolutely not needed. Unless you are trying to buy his business or steal his clients, then we should be supporting one another, considering that practically the entire world hates our kind currently. We have now been put in the same category as ambulance-chasing lawyers.   



And for the record, I voted for McCain.







blah blah blah



you work till midnight shuffling papers or other excuses not to ask for the order or going for bigger accounts

let me guess, you fool around with peanut accounts and do monthly reviews

quit fooling yourself.   get on the phone. ask people where they money is.   have a $500 k minimum. quit shuffling papers.

ask for the order.

or go work at the libaray or the red cross for your guilt

are you hot?



Mar 1, 2009 4:11 pm
JayMc:


blah blah blah



you work till midnight shuffling papers or other excuses not to ask for the order or going for bigger accounts

let me guess, you fool around with peanut accounts and do monthly reviews

quit fooling yourself.   get on the phone. ask people where they money is.   have a $500 k minimum. quit shuffling papers.

ask for the order.

or go work at the libaray or the red cross for your guilt

are you hot?




Jay
You are probably one of the biggest A-Holes to grace these boards lately. And thats quite a statement.

Mar 1, 2009 4:30 pm
iceco1d:
JayMc:



did america quit after the Germans bombed pearl harbor>?

 
Obviously, when you referenced "rock heads," you were clearly talking about yourself!  Easily one of the most idiotic statements ever made on this board.  Hell, maybe on any board for that matter!
 
Ice, it's an Animal House reference.