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Jun 22, 2005 5:25 pm

Hello All:


What are some other alternatives to getting into the industry, besides taking the Advisor or Broker route?

Jun 22, 2005 5:42 pm
Mr Magnificent:

Hello All:


What are some other alternatives to getting into the industry, besides taking the Advisor or Broker route?





Where do you live?

Jun 22, 2005 5:55 pm

Listen to Put Trader, Mr. Magnificent.  He's a perfect example of a mediocre intellect who aspires to the brokerage business, while being incapable of being a broker himself.  Of course, what you're now witnessing is the meltdown of this same mediocre person.

Jun 22, 2005 5:57 pm

dc,md,va area

Jun 22, 2005 6:01 pm
Starka:

Listen to Put Trader, Mr. Magnificent.  He's a
perfect example of a mediocre intellect who aspires to the brokerage
business, while being incapable of being a broker himself.  Of
course, what you're now witnessing is the meltdown of this same
mediocre person.





Or you can listen to Starka who fancies himself qualified to talk to me.



Starka, get back with me when you've done anything in the industry
besides pitching shares in non-existent companies to people who have a
few dollars that you'd like to covert to yours.



I'll match thirty years of increasing responsibility at a NYC based wirehouse to your penny stock career all day long.



My shoulders are as broad as my career--I'm fully capable of advising
anybody about anything.  Including the dead end job known as being
a career producer.

Jun 22, 2005 6:05 pm

Atta boy, ClerkBoy!  If you're going to fantasize, do it big!

Jun 22, 2005 6:05 pm

so any insight? 

Jun 22, 2005 6:06 pm
Mr Magnificent:

dc,md,va area





Willing to relocate to New York?



If not you're going to find opportunities with sell side firms--other than selling--to be practically nill.



Buy side firms may be interested in your skill set if you're strong in
the analysis disciplines--but that's going to mean you've got advanced
degrees, high GPA, proper major and a host of other qualities to make
it through the hiring screens.



When it comes to Wall Street careers there is no better place than right here in Gotham.

Jun 22, 2005 6:08 pm

I'm asking this because i'm getting the calls....  UBS, Legg, NY Life etc...  Just want to make sure when I do get in,  I walk through the right door.

Jun 22, 2005 6:10 pm
Mr Magnificent:

dc,md,va area





You know where you might find an open door right there in your neighborhood?



At the NASD--mostly in Rockville,but also in the district.  Lots
of jobs, lots of upward mobility and if you play your hand right you
can move from there into "The Street" in a role that will be both
interesting and rewarding.



There is nothing less interesting than being a broker.  You spend
an entire lifetime doing the same thing--day after day, week after
week, year after year.



It's no wonder so many of the losers who get stuck on the treadmill
hate those of us who had enough foresight to accept an offer to do more
interesting things when the offer came along.



It's no wonder they develop angry personalities.

Jun 22, 2005 6:16 pm

thanks

Jun 22, 2005 6:30 pm
Put Trader:

  I was one of twenty-two who were brought to
New York for sixteen weeks of training. We were lodged in an apartment
hotel, two guys to a suite. It was one of the most enjoyable, and
meaningful, experiences of my life.





Mr. Magnificent, please rent the dvd "Midnight Cowboy."



(Option Two notes: Putsy, this mentoring of a young protege @ the same
hotel-apartment where you experienced one of your first joys has the
love angle we needed. Now, I know my extincts were right about you. You
are certainly one get down on your knees and pray for miracles while
you evangelize the flock, Mother (Royally speaking).

Jun 22, 2005 6:36 pm

thanks Mojo I will.  Like I said getting alot of call backs wanna make good choices.

Jun 22, 2005 6:57 pm
Mojo:



Now, I know my extincts were right about you.





Instincts, Mojo, instincts.  You have none so it's no wonder you didn't know.



Tell me something Mr. Forex.  If you can con somebody into giving
you $10,000 to "speculate" on foreign exchange rates do you simply send
him confirms and keep all the money--or do you actually put it at risk
then tell him it was lost.

Jun 22, 2005 7:02 pm

How does it feel to aspire to uselessness and do it so well, ClerkBoy? 

Jun 22, 2005 7:06 pm
Starka:

How does it feel to aspire to uselessness and do it so well, ClerkBoy? 





Ah, clever Starka, very very clever.

Jun 22, 2005 7:15 pm

Extincts works as well. It's my artsy-fartsy made-up talk. I am
pitching the idea with some jurassic themes..you see the delicate
pastiches I am weaving. You are my archetype for a Financial Life
without Meaning. I am penning the phrase "Zero-worship" and you are my
new complex, Putsy.



(Did you actually think spelling would be an area where you could find some sanctuary?)

Jun 22, 2005 7:23 pm
Mojo:

Extincts works as well. It's my artsy-fartsy made-up talk. I am
pitching the idea with some jurassic themes..you see the delicate
pastiches I am weaving. You are my archetype for a Financial Life
without Meaning. I am penning the phrase "Zero-worship" and you are my
new complex, Putsy.



(Did you actually think spelling would be an area where you could find some sanctuary?)





You know something Mojo?  I didn't expect anything except a lie from a professional liar.



The idea that you'd claim that you wanted to use an adjective in place of a noun is not unexpected.



My instincts are that your ethics are extinct--if you ever had them in the first place.



It is my experience that guys like you didn't really have a role model
so you became a con man because you didn't know any better.



Is that what happened to you?  No man in your life so you drifted
to the lowest common denominator in our society, or did your father
actually encourage you to set your moral compass on sociopathic?

Jun 22, 2005 7:32 pm

Yup.


Put a quarter in the slot and play "ClerkBoy".


We own you, chump.

Jun 22, 2005 7:40 pm
Put Trader:

  
The idea that you'd claim that you wanted to use an adjective in place of a noun is not unexpected.





Option Two notes: Cut to scene where Put as a child stands in the
shadow of his mothers skirt as Father goes to soldier men. Mother leans
over with face inches from sons nose and sugar-coatedly warns "You,
will not grow up to be that kind of actionable verb. I don't want you
to be an adjective. Hear me, boy? I want you to be Transactionally
Analytic."