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Apr 21, 2006 10:39 pm

Just want to say hello. I will be graduating from College and starting with Ameriprise in May. I have been working with the company my entire college career and will start out working under a great FA as an associate on Long Island. I am very excited for it. I passed my life and health and will be taking the 7 in June. I look foward to recieving input to strengthen and grow my career. Patrick

Apr 21, 2006 11:48 pm

Dude dont put your name on anything... For sure this board...  Good luck

Apr 22, 2006 12:06 am

Ok. Just out of curiosity why not even my first name?

Apr 22, 2006 11:37 am

Woah they're taking the 7 at AMP now?  I thought it was the 6 over there....

Apr 22, 2006 12:15 pm

Just want to say hello. I will be graduating from College and starting with Ameriprise in May. I have been working with the company my entire college career and will start out working under a great FA as an associate on Long Island. I am very excited for it. I passed my life and health and will be taking the 7 in June. I look foward to recieving input to strengthen and grow my career. Patrick



More or less I could probably find out who you are with info provided.. There really is no big deal, just be careful. Supervisors may an issue.. I just say use caution...

Apr 22, 2006 2:14 pm

It can be a huge deal.  It could cost you your career.  As a registered rep with Ameriprise you are probably not allowed to post.  Why take a chance?

Apr 22, 2006 2:28 pm
7GOD63:

More or less I could probably find out who you are with info provided.. There really is no big deal, just be careful. Supervisors may an issue.. I just say use caution...



7GOD63 person, are you even registered?  I seem to think you're the guy who's been posting on this forum for months but have not been able to find a sponsor.


Am I wrong?

Apr 22, 2006 2:53 pm

I am sorry. I thought this was a legitamate website for helping people with their careers. I will move on.

Apr 22, 2006 3:24 pm
AMP84:

I am sorry. I thought this was a legitamate website for helping people with their careers. I will move on.


Damn you're tough, kid.

Apr 23, 2006 7:28 am

Amp, it is a legitimate board.  Your b/d won't let you post on any board.  It's the nature of compliance in this business.


On the other hand, I have to bust on the board because there is precious little useful info on it.

Apr 24, 2006 10:38 am

AMP/AmEx/IDS and whatever they will be calling themselves tomorrow have required the 7 as long as I can recall.


And AMP84, I've located people knowing a great deal less than you had indicated here, so be cautious.  Feel free to post here, but don't post anything too personal. 

Apr 24, 2006 11:27 am

Yeah this could have been a legitimate site but everytime someone posts a question or concern to be answered you have:


1) Some idiot asking if you are someone who posted before under another name
2) People trashing this firm and that firm when they've never worked for any of them
3) Two or three guys just getting into an all out argument over which firm is best.

So I actully decided not to ask anymore question on here recently. Its just entertainment now.  Its scary that some of these guys are actually brokers. Some even at reputable firms.  I think they need to remember that clients come to these sites as well.  I could never get a straight answer. Only jokes and stuff.  Only a few have been actual help. Thanks to you professionals that actually want to help rookies with their questions. It seems the best advice comes from those with 15 yrs plus in the business. They dont have time for all this kid talk.

Apr 24, 2006 12:41 pm

motu.. This board is like life.. You have a lot of crap thrown at you. Some of this information is good information and the rest is "noise".. Take what you can and block out the noise. 


flood.. Trying to do this right and I do have a sponsor. Is there something wrong with having everything in line before one becomes a RR? Or should we do what 9 out of 10 do, follow a path of failure?

Apr 24, 2006 12:46 pm
7GOD63:

flood.. Trying to do this right and I do have a sponsor. Is there something wrong with having everything in line before one becomes a RR? Or should we do what 9 out of 10 do, follow a path of failure?



What are you doing that enhances your chances of success?


Apr 24, 2006 1:14 pm
7GOD63:

Just want to say hello. I will be graduating from College and starting with Ameriprise in May. I have been working with the company my entire college career and will start out working under a great FA as an associate on Long Island. I am very excited for it. I passed my life and health and will be taking the 7 in June. I look foward to recieving input to strengthen and grow my career. Patrick



More or less I could probably find out who you are with info provided.. There really is no big deal, just be careful. Supervisors may an issue.. I just say use caution...



So I guess you're going to be at the office in the Omni Building?  That place has been a revolving door for young guys.....

Apr 24, 2006 2:15 pm
AMP84:

Ok. Just out of curiosity why not even my first name?



Honestly, all the people on the Internet and on this board are not good people.  Take out a new name and discard this one.  Your career is very important and you have given out too much information.  For the weirdos here, it would be very easy to pin down your exact office location.


Good luck.  Sorry about Ameriprise.

Apr 24, 2006 2:16 pm
Big Easy Flood:
AMP84:

I am sorry. I thought this was a legitamate website for helping people with their careers. I will move on.


Damn you're tough, kid.



Whoosh!!! are you quitting that easily???  Ameriprise hires the best.

Apr 24, 2006 2:35 pm

Flood: Well the honest truth is complex... Last year was just not a good time for me to become a new RR.


Preparation before I go....   Debt free with 30-50k in savings is a lot less stress for a new RR. Sporting a professional reliable car (paid off) is also a bonus. Having the wife in line with my career move is a good thing. Setting up a few organizations in future place of business to assist community is a good thing.


Although I strongly believe that 1 day of OJT would be more beneficial then 1 week of studying... I do my best to learn the concepts, trends and theories. Thank you flood and others for providing guidance.


Not sure if anyone here started INDY, but its not like joining SB, DW or MS. Even more so if its a one wo/man shop. Good things take time...

Apr 24, 2006 2:46 pm

Amp -  this is not to deter your efforts. Get as much information as you can. This website gives you a good idea of what the hell is going on. There are numerous threads here that cover ways to improve your chance of becoming 1 of 10 that make it.

Also there is a daily thread about the pros and cons of most firms out there. There is good info on everything from new products, services and current trends. Just be careful on posting to much about your personal situation.

Apr 25, 2006 1:22 pm
7GOD63:

Flood: Well the honest truth is complex... Last year was just not a good time for me to become a new RR.


Preparation before I go....   Debt free with 30-50k in savings is a lot less stress for a new RR. Sporting a professional reliable car (paid off) is also a bonus. Having the wife in line with my career move is a good thing. Setting up a few organizations in future place of business to assist community is a good thing.


Although I strongly believe that 1 day of OJT would be more beneficial then 1 week of studying... I do my best to learn the concepts, trends and theories. Thank you flood and others for providing guidance.


Not sure if anyone here started INDY, but its not like joining SB, DW or MS. Even more so if its a one wo/man shop. Good things take time...



If you are trying to start out as INDY, that means you will get no support.  Or very little.  It also means you have the highest payout.


So, you want to start out, brand new and go for the gold.  Did you think someone would hand that to you.  You have chosen the most difficult (yet profitable) road to pursue success.  Your plan should encompass many roadblocks along the way.