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Dec 20, 2006 2:33 pm

Is DUI a big obstacle in this business, can you get hired by a wirehouse if you had a DUI, say a year ago? Thanks for the input.

Dec 20, 2006 3:16 pm

You're doomed buddy, forget about this business, friend of mine tried last year with several wirehouses (ML, SB, MS...etc) and after some interviews it was always "NO", now nobody ever told him that we are not hiring you because you had a DUI, but I assume that it was most likely for that reason, because he had some sales background and was very upbeat guy, now he works in a bank, good luck!

Dec 20, 2006 5:48 pm

Try Edward Jones.  They don't seem to be very selective.

Dec 22, 2006 10:35 am

I agree with RRBD - it's not impossible, but expect to re-live that experience with a lot of people.


Funny how DUI is a big deal - if they ever did drug testing in this business - it would mean the end of a lot of firms.

Dec 22, 2006 10:56 am
apprentice:

I agree with RRBD - it's not impossible, but expect to re-live that experience with a lot of people.


Funny how DUI is a big deal - if they ever did drug testing in this business - it would mean the end of a lot of firms.



In addition to fingerprinting, I had to do a drug test for EDJ when I was hired.  Don't they do that anymore?  Maybe it was just me......

Dec 22, 2006 3:48 pm

They drug test prior to employment, but that's it.  I have many friends in the business, and I can attest that recreational use DOES exist in the wirehouses, just as it does it just about every high pressure industry filled with young, type A personalities.  If they did random drug tests with current employees...it wouldn't be pretty.

Jan 11, 2007 10:06 pm
Philo Kvetch:

Try Edward Jones.  They don't seem to be very selective.



Not to be a smart-ass, but they definitely are selective in regards to a DUI.  I was doing my phone interview today and had to tell the woman that I had a DUI.  That was the end of the line for me right then and there.

That was something that I was quite worried about when I began the whole process, but this thread encouraged me to try anyway.  So, to anyone else that is looking for information regarding DUIs, Edward Jones will not hire you if you have a recent DUI.

Jan 11, 2007 11:05 pm

"That was something that I was quite worried about when I began the whole

process, but this thread encouraged me to try anyway. So, to anyone else

that is looking for information regarding DUIs, Edward Jones will not hire

you if you have a recent DUI."



Of course, that HAD to be the ONLY reason EJ wouldn't hire YOU.



PS A large organization doesn't have to do an interview to find out such

things; they can just give you an application or questionnaire type form.

Jan 12, 2007 7:48 am
Cowboy93:

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PS A large organization doesn't have to do an interview to find out such

things; they can just give you an application or questionnaire type form.





So Edward Jones is behind the curve. We all know that. So what's your

point, Cowboy?

Jan 12, 2007 10:56 am

No argument here on EJ being behind the curve.


My point is that some people tend to attribute their lack of success to factors other than the obvious (lack of appropriate talent, experience, drive etc)...so I'm guessing this person may not have been shut down just because he had a DUI.  If you can get a top secret security clearance with one (which you can), I highly suspect it's possible to get EJ (or many other firms) to hire you with one.

Jan 28, 2007 9:28 pm
rrbdlawyer:

DUIs can be an obstacle but not necessarily one that will prevent your hire. If the DUIs resulted in a felony, then you have a bigger problem in the form of a Statutory Disqualification. See this link for some details: http://rrbdlaw.com/STATDISQ/sdindex.htm



As a practical matter, I know of many folks with DUI histories who are employed at wirehouse and across the industry's spectrum. Frankly, it is among the most common criminal dings on RRs' records. Having worked as a lawyer on Wall Street for nearly 25 years, I can assure you that this is not a rare issue. On the other hand, if you are in competition for a slot, it is also likely that you may not get the nod because of this disclosure. Moreover, if there are other examples of similar behavior --- public intoxication, narcotics, assaults, etc. --- you will likely not find the welcome mat rolled out at many firms.





Reading between the lines a little here;



If I understand your link correctly, an existing rep can have multiple misdemeanors and not be subject to losing their license as long as they are not financial related? Is this accurate?

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