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Feb 19, 2009 9:19 pm

Just a question for those who may have experience.  I don't need any smart comments because I don't know you and you don't know me.  Last week I moved from a large wirehouse to the competition.  After I left the branch manager told other FA's and sales assistants I was "lazy".  As a FA, obviously our reputation is a big part of our careers.  Do I have a case?  Anyone seen this come out successfully before?  This branch manager was actually sued a couple years ago for slander from a former FA and it went pretty far in litigation but not sure how it turned out.

Feb 19, 2009 9:40 pm

Try the forums at accreditedciviltrialattorneys.com

Feb 19, 2009 10:02 pm

Take 100% of your clients and start grabbing some of his.  That should negate any thoughts of you being lazy.

Feb 19, 2009 10:05 pm

Why are you concerned with what the other FA's and sales assistants at your old office hear about you? I mean, other than personal pride, what purpose does it serve? How do you think your reputation at that office will affect your ability to procure clients and provide them with service through your new place of employment? Do you think your time, money, and effort would be better spent pursuing this litigiously or building your business? Which is more important...the reputation that your former manager is trying to convey to your competition (read former coworkers) about you or the reputation you build among your clients and new colleaugues about yourself.


Answer those questions, and if you still feel the need to pursue it...hire a lawyer...he'll let you know for sure if you have a case.
Feb 20, 2009 1:24 am

Don't be a wuss.  What did you think he was going to do?  Tell everybody what a great decision you made to bail!   Take it as a compliment.  If you were a total waste of space he wouldn't have bothered to say anything.  

Feb 20, 2009 3:10 am

you are lazy. go f yourself

Feb 20, 2009 7:34 am

Any broker I ever worked with that left "Never was any damn good anyway!" was the attitude management try to convey. Listen carefully to your clients and see if anything is leaked to them before you haul-off and hire an ambulance chaser.

Feb 20, 2009 8:39 am
bondo:

Take 100% of your clients and start grabbing some of his.  That should negate any thoughts of you being lazy.

Feb 20, 2009 9:54 am

anyone accused of being lazy probably is

Feb 20, 2009 10:09 am

Surefire way to get smart comments...



LA Broker:

I don't need any smart comments because I don't know you and you don't know me.

Feb 20, 2009 10:28 am

Hell, in some ways I'M lazy.  That's why I got educated and snagged a desk job instead of working in a coal mine right out of high school.

Feb 20, 2009 10:29 am

...and no, I don't think you have a case just because a former manager opined to your former mates that you are lazy.  That's a simple opinion, in my simple opinion.





 
I would also add that it appears your skin is thinner than Barack Obama's resume.
Feb 20, 2009 1:39 pm

People are way to quick to sue. Big deal, your old boss hurt your feelings, get over it and enjoy your new job. If you know your weren't lazy and your coworkers know you weren't lazy, what are you trying to prove.

Feb 20, 2009 2:12 pm
josephjones107:

anyone accused of being lazy probably is

 
if we're following that logic...I accuse you of being the village idiot in your office.  For further proof, please see thread discussing Jones fronting money to the banks through INV,STR.
Feb 20, 2009 2:14 pm

LA - the only people whose opinion you should care about are your clients.  Unless one of them is running around town telling people you're lazy, don't sweat it. 

Feb 20, 2009 2:27 pm

tough crowd

Feb 20, 2009 8:04 pm

I have a really great response for this, but I'm too lazy to type it out.

Feb 20, 2009 10:08 pm

I think the people ripping me on this thread misunderstand my angle.  First, I am not lazy.  You don't play college football, get an MBA and build a solid business while still in your 20's without a decent work ethic.  So I am not lazy.  I also do not have thin skin like Obama's resume (I liked that one).  I was wondering if I had a chance to basically stick it to the guy for trying to ruin my reputation.  I could walk into his office and kick his ass, but what good would that do for me besides landing in jail.  Just figured slapping a lawsuite on him would knock him down a few notches.  I'm sure in a few days I won't even care about it, just fired up yesterday when I first heard what he was saying. 

Feb 20, 2009 11:02 pm

Dude, wipe your tears and move on. Really. 

Feb 21, 2009 1:18 am
LA Broker:

I think the people ripping me on this thread misunderstand my angle.  First, I am not lazy.  You don't play college football, get an MBA and build a solid business while still in your 20's without a decent work ethic.  So I am not lazy.  I also do not have thin skin like Obama's resume (I liked that one).  I was wondering if I had a chance to basically stick it to the guy for trying to ruin my reputation.  I could walk into his office and kick his ass, but what good would that do for me besides landing in jail.  Just figured slapping a lawsuite on him would knock him down a few notches.  I'm sure in a few days I won't even care about it, just fired up yesterday when I first heard what he was saying. 



how much do you think your case is worth/damages?  you may or may not be lazy but you are a whiny baby.