Kool-Aid and FA's

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Jul 27, 2008 3:49 pm

Why does everyone talk about kool-aid? What can this possibly have to do with an investment firm?

Jul 27, 2008 3:53 pm

jim jones

Jul 27, 2008 3:57 pm

Because it's tasty and a great after school drink!!

Jul 27, 2008 4:04 pm

jim jones was an FA?

Jul 27, 2008 4:06 pm

he had a party once, served a bunch of kool-aid

Jul 27, 2008 8:04 pm
user1234:

jim jones was an FA?

 
Lord Almighty, how young are these guys getting?
 
Back to my nap...
Jul 27, 2008 9:23 pm

I just graduated from college so please excuse my lack of knowledge.

 
I'm guessing that it has something to do with edward jones since most of the kool aid comments refer to that brokerage and the last name of course.
 
Did edward go by "jim" or did Edward have a brother?
 
Do you drink it once you finish the training? That seems odd?!
Jul 27, 2008 10:59 pm
jtorgerson:
user1234:

jim jones was an FA?

 
Lord Almighty, how young are these guys getting?
 
Back to my nap...
 
LOL...no joke...ok enough teasing...young'ns...look up Jim Jones (Guyana)...and it will tell you that way back in ancient history...i believe it was in the 1970's...a cult leader named Jim Jones, convinced all of his followers that by drinking koolaid tainted with poison would bring them to a better world, they believed him and "drank the koolaid"...it is used to describe us Edward Jones advisors (coincidence..the name really has nothing to do with it)...that we all follow our leader without questioning his methods...at our Firm they actually discourage us from using these terms to describe our allegance, however, I kinda like it and it sort of fits...not in a bad way IMHO, just if you want to be successful it doesn't hurt to follow the recipe without question...once you become established, well that maybe is another story...so there you have it my your compadre...that explains why you see lots of Koolaid Comments on this board...no get to work!
Jul 28, 2008 8:51 am

User1234 - you will never make it in this industry if you do not understand the sick parallel of the Jim Jones cult and the financial services business.

 
Don't question it - just drink it.
Jul 28, 2008 10:25 am

He's a Troll.  He's just baiting us.

Jul 28, 2008 1:26 pm

Or he is just retarded because i just graduated college and i know who Jim Jones is. Hell i knew who Jim Jones was when i was in middle school!.....Must be one of those kids that his parents locked him in a closet! lol

Jul 28, 2008 1:57 pm

"Did edward go by "jim" or did Edward have a brother?

 
Do you drink it once you finish the training? That seems odd?!"
 
Lord if he is not a Troll, and is in fact just a retard, that is pretty scary.
 
Jul 28, 2008 2:01 pm
B24:

"Did edward go by "jim" or did Edward have a brother?

 
Do you drink it once you finish the training? That seems odd?!"
 
Lord if he is not a Troll, and is in fact just a retard, that is pretty scary.
 
 
Just imagine him and the others talking to folks about their $1MM rollover.
Jul 28, 2008 7:08 pm

Think Jonestown Massacre.