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Nov 28, 2006 2:44 pm

They closed the MS office in my town. Two of the three reps left without trouble. The third well the police had to arrest him to get him out  He had to brain dead to work for that firm any way!



What will it take for reps to get a clue that the wire houses could care less about you or the clients?  

Nov 28, 2006 3:15 pm

Were they all fired or just relocated?

Nov 28, 2006 5:25 pm

[quote=Greenbacks]

 He had to brain dead to work for that firm any way!


Perhaps when you call someone brain dead, you might take a little extra care to use proper english.

Nov 28, 2006 5:30 pm
Lex123:

[quote=Greenbacks]

 He had to brain dead to work for that firm any way!


Perhaps when you call someone brain dead, you might take a little extra care to use proper english.



I think you is right on that ones.

Nov 28, 2006 5:58 pm
Greenbacks:

They closed the MS office in my town. Two of the three reps left without trouble. The third well the police had to arrest him to get him out  He had to brain dead to work for that firm any way!



What will it take for reps to get a clue that the wire houses could care less about you or the clients?  



Anybody buying this one?

Nov 28, 2006 11:47 pm

I want to know the location of this office. 

Nov 28, 2006 11:52 pm

I'm curious too. A MS office with 3 reps.? Maybe Anchorage? 

Nov 29, 2006 12:50 am
skeedaddy2:

I'm curious too. A MS office with 3 reps.? Maybe Anchorage? 


There are very small offices, usually an "office of convenience", and I wouldn’t be shocked to hear one closed. That would just be a shift of people to the nearest office. It was the rest of the story, the involvement of the police, the suggestion they were told only moments before, that made me chuckle….

Nov 29, 2006 1:06 am
mikebutler222:
skeedaddy2:

I'm curious too. A MS office with 3 reps.? Maybe Anchorage? 


There are very small offices, usually an "office of convenience", and I wouldn’t be shocked to hear one closed. That would just be a shift of people to the nearest office. It was the rest of the story, the involvement of the police, the suggestion they were told only moments before, that made me chuckle….



It is a little hard to believe.  Then again, this is a weird business, and an incident like the one described could happen at any firm.  I think the problem really is that the story was posted by one of those who seem to regularly have an axe to grind with MS.

Nov 29, 2006 1:20 am

The third well the police had to arrest him to get him out  He had to brain dead


For you movie buffs, how about a spoof on "Boiler Room", aka "Fargo", night scene police removing brain dead remnants of MS guy who remained loyal, yet wouldn't let go.

Nov 29, 2006 4:18 am

Police coming to wirehouse brokerage offices is NOT uncommon.


Several years ago PRU/WB had some cops show up in Scanton, PA I believe it was and MS had to sic cops on a former broker of theirs who was at Gunn-Allen in Indianapolis. They bought this broker from MER at market top and he only lasted at MS for about 2 years.


In both of the above cases, the reason the cops showed up was because of purported DEATH THREATS brokers were making to each other for "stealing clients/books."


FD: the last time the cops showed up at my place was last year after a wind storm set off my "a little too sensitive" burglar alarm system. They didn't mind the false alarm as I assure they never have to pay for their own SBUX lattes and/or Chonga bagels.


Nov 29, 2006 12:42 pm

I guess this is why my b/d doesn't want me to have a home office - should it become necessary, it will be a public hauling with no bribing.

Nov 29, 2006 1:29 pm

5 years ago or so the cops showed up at a PRU (before WB) office in Dallas to haul off a broker in training. I think he was a part time bookie on the side (gambling ring problems).



Nov 29, 2006 2:28 pm

When you hear all the do-it-yourselfers complaining about those evil brokers, you get an image of a bookie hiding his books under the cold call lists as the cops come busting through. He's sitting at a fancy office near the window on the 34th floor with panoramic view of cow country, smiling. The cops don't know he's craaaazy, half brain dead, loyally clutching the leather office chair. He had been layed off six weeks ago, but was making books to make an income. Like the television series OFFICE, the boss had let him stay out of pity. As the cops come busting through the glass doors, revolvers drawn...

Nov 29, 2006 2:33 pm
tenthtee:

I guess this is why my b/d doesn't want me to have a home office - should it become necessary, it will be a public hauling with no bribing.



a public hauling with no bribing?  huh?

Nov 29, 2006 2:57 pm
joedabrkr:
tenthtee:

I guess this is why my b/d doesn't want me to have a home office - should it become necessary, it will be a public hauling with no bribing.



a public hauling with no bribing?  huh?



Friends don't let friends post drunk

Nov 29, 2006 3:21 pm

All work & no fun makes life in Azerbaijian boring. Ni hao ma? Ni shuo pu tong hua ma? Kai wan xia gen ni you shenme guan xi?

Nov 29, 2006 5:51 pm
tenthtee:

All work & no fun makes life in Azerbaijian boring. Ni hao ma? Ni shuo pu tong hua ma? Kai wan xia gen ni you shenme guan xi?



Martinis for lunch again?

Nov 29, 2006 8:52 pm

Yeah, a leather couch in my office for naps, too. Just like those good old Leave It to Beaver days.


I wudda sed, its awl greek ta me Joe, but seeins' how da greeks hate da turks, an da turks hate da greeks...


Aw Joe, yur so intellectual.

Nov 30, 2006 12:49 am
tenthtee:

Yeah, a leather couch in my office for naps, too. Just like those good old Leave It to Beaver days.


I wudda sed, its awl greek ta me Joe, but seeins' how da greeks hate da turks, an da turks hate da greeks...


Aw Joe, yur so intellectual.



More intellectual than you might imagine.  Now, pull your sense of humor out and blow the dust off it, ok?