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Mar 18, 2009 11:37 am

It is a sensitive subject (understandably) because we are talking about human life here. I'd like to find out if there is any fresh information about the alleged suicides of brokers in recent months. Any new cases? Some previous cases were reported in the media. As I recall, there seemed a clear link between the difficult market conditions and work pressure and these assumed suicides. Also, have firms' made any comments and taken steps on these cases -- and how are families and clients of the deceased coping?  

Mar 18, 2009 1:52 pm

I just killed myself not 20 minutes ago.

 
On a more serious note, glad to see the market pumping its way back toward even for the day though!
Mar 18, 2009 2:14 pm

One of the former wirehouses in my area held mandatory meetings recently for their advisors to discuss feelings and give them the hotline phone number.

Mar 18, 2009 2:32 pm

Thanks for the information. I've just joined this forum, so I'd like to send you a private reply, snaggletooth. Let me see how that works.

Mar 18, 2009 9:13 pm

Broker at EJ just got fired for having sex in his office. .... That seems like a better way to end your career.

Mar 18, 2009 9:28 pm

you gotta thin the herd one way or another...death or sex...i'd choose sex!

Mar 18, 2009 10:13 pm

Wow! What a way to go.  How do you get caught having sex in your office?  I wonder if it was with his wife, boa, or a client.  No matter, that is still hilarious.  

Mar 19, 2009 9:33 am

I just jumped off the roof but only sprained my ankle... d*mn 2nd floor...

Mar 19, 2009 11:11 am
buyandhold:

Broker at EJ just got fired for having sex in his office. .... That seems like a better way to end your career.

 
That was a shade above the guy that was soliciting prostitutes on his work computer. Sort of social darwinism, I suppose.
Mar 19, 2009 12:04 pm

Friend of mine from high school who was in the biz.  Overextended, two divorces with alimony and child support, three mortgages on Florida properties that were underwater, assets way down.


Mar 19, 2009 1:05 pm

Ah, we go from talking about suicide to sex in the office! Hmm? Wonder what Dr. Phil would say about that?

 
But seriously, speaking of sex in the office - every office i've been in this takes place. Why fire the guy? What's the big deal? Oh, The EJ  reg manager's wife! Ok, now i get it.
Mar 19, 2009 1:41 pm

At least one firm held mandatory meetings related to suspected cases of suicide? Any other firms doing this? Should HR get involved? Look, this is a difficult economy; clients are not happy and FAs are not happy.

Mar 19, 2009 2:13 pm
BondGuy:
But seriously, speaking of sex in the office - every office i've been in this takes place.
 
BG, I'd say you're quite the bad influence!!  Broken hearts and broken lives, left in your wake!!
Mar 19, 2009 3:16 pm
2wheeledbeemer:
BondGuy:
But seriously, speaking of sex in the office - every office i've been in this takes place.
 
BG, I'd say you're quite the bad influence!!  Broken hearts and broken lives, left in your wake!!
 
Yeah, but it sure is fun!
Mar 19, 2009 5:14 pm

TRUE DAT...MY OLD OFFICE I KNEW OF AT LEAST 8 EPISODES, DESK, bom'S SOFA, BATHROOM, BEST ONE WAS FA AND CASHIER, WHEN THEY WERE DONE WENT TO THE BATHROOM NAKED, FORGOT THE DOOR TO OFFICE LOCKED AND HAD TO GO DOWN THE ELEVATOR TO HAVE SECURITY RE-OPEN OFFICE. THEY WRAPPED THEMSELVES IN GREEN TRASHBAGS FOR THE ELEVATOR RIDE DOWN.

Mar 24, 2009 2:50 am
wittking9:

Wow! What a way to go.  How do you get caught having sex in your office?  I wonder if it was with his wife, boa, or a client.  No matter, that is still hilarious.  

I was thinking the same thing when I read it the other day!!!  LOL

Mar 24, 2009 7:43 am
buyandhold:

Broker at EJ just got fired for having sex in his office. .... That seems like a better way to end your career.

 
Was that wrong?
Mar 24, 2009 8:28 am
Conrad Dobler:
buyandhold:

Broker at EJ just got fired for having sex in his office. .... That seems like a better way to end your career.

 
Was that wrong?
 
I guess that lays to rest once and for all the notion that at Edward D. Jones it's YOUR business.