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Mar 13, 2007 6:29 pm

[quote=FreeFromJones]Hang on, is Missed and Rustiew2 the same person or are we not seeing all of the posts?? Let's keep our rejected Jones wann-bes to a minimum here.  Jones needs to hire as many folks as they can to keep all of those offices that are being abandoned filled with new brokers.[/quote]

Sorry Free, I confess it is one and the same.  I thought a catchy log-on name would be appropriate.  Still the same loser....

Mar 13, 2007 8:03 pm

[quote=Rustiew2]

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Well, I was with you until that post.  Get over it.  I thought you were a cop?  Where is your thick skin???  Or have been able to have your way for the past 20 years boss man, and now you are used not to hearing the word "NO".

Cause you will hear that word more times than you hear the word YES.  You need to completely step back and realize you are starting all over again - - - at the bottom of the totem pole.  You will be a "trainee" and can expect to take a fair amount of sh** from your manager and the brokers in your office.  All with a smile on your face.

Oh, and there are your best friends, family, church buddies, bowling buddies, you name it who will also tell you NO, after you thought there was NO WAY they would not give their money to you.

Are you still smiling???   Still energetic???  Reading and working to build up your knowledge of a completely NEW industry????  THEN and only then will you succeed.  Because, if you hit the hive for long enough, the bees will fly away (some will sting you) and you GET THE HONEY.  This is a great business, but it is a tough business.

Do yourself a favor and forget EDJ.  Go to RJ, AGE, Wachovia and build a business you can be proud of.

Good luck.

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20 years of not hearing "no"?  Unlike some in the field (law enforcement or FA) I did not start at the top.

As for tough skin, it's a lot easier to deal with rejection when you are beating the crap out of some perp. 

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Touchee'  I like your moxie.  Please get over EDJ, they did you a favor.  And don't even talk to Ameriprise.  Good luck.

Oh, if you are in the area, would you mind coming over to punch out my Branch Manager?  He is in the need of a serious a** kicking.

Mar 15, 2007 12:50 pm

So, Missed, update us.

You seem like a good guy.

What is your plan?

Mar 15, 2007 10:43 pm

[quote=vbrainy]

So, Missed, update us.

You seem like a good guy.

What is your plan?

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I have been researching other firms.  With the walkouts at SB, I would imagine that would be an excellent place to go.  I spoke with a guy I haven't seen in ages.  He is working at AGE and He's been there about 10 yrs. (about 45 mil. AUM).  He mentioned he procured some of that when a senior left the agency.  He said it is really tough to start a career in the field and he's seen a lot of new comers leave the field.  I am getting really motivated to get hooked up with a firm and start the new career.  I see this as a challenge worth attempting.   

PS.  I plan on carrying my piece to the office as a motivator for the office manager.  Display the piece once in a while, start mumbling about the stress and how people are talking about me and won't leave me alone and "poof" instant peace and quiet.

Mar 15, 2007 10:50 pm

[quote=Missedtheboat][quote=vbrainy]

So, Missed, update us.

You seem like a good guy.

What is your plan?

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I have been researching other firms.  With the walkouts at SB, I would imagine that would be an excellent place to go.  I spoke with a guy I haven't seen in ages.  He is working at AGE and He's been there about 10 yrs. (about 45 mil. AUM).  He mentioned he procured some of that when a senior left the agency.  He said it is really tough to start a career in the field and he's seen a lot of new comers leave the field.  I am getting really motivated to get hooked up with a firm and start the new career.  I see this as a challenge worth attempting.   

PS.  I plan on carrying my piece to the office as a motivator for the office manager.  Display the piece once in a while, start mumbling about the stress and how people are talking about me and won't leave me alone and "poof" instant peace and quiet.

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People leaving a firm is definitely an indicator that it is a great place to hang your hat.

Mar 15, 2007 10:55 pm

Bobby H. 

That did sound stupid didn't it!  I was thinking that EVEN an EDJ reject could get in.   Just joking.  From what I have heard on this board, SB is an excellent place to work and would offer an excellent opportunity to get in the field. 

Mar 16, 2007 12:12 am

[quote=Missedtheboat]

Bobby H. 

That did sound stupid didn't it!  I was thinking that EVEN an EDJ reject could get in.   Just joking.  From what I have heard on this board, SB is an excellent place to work and would offer an excellent opportunity to get in the field. 

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It wasn't the stupidest thing I've seen on this board.

Mar 16, 2007 9:43 am

AGE would be a great place for anyone to start a business AND stay in the business.

I know you are kidding about the piece.  Actually, I am looking for someone to beat him to death with a baseball bat.

Get ready for some of the cockiest, quirkiest, and loudest people you have ever met in your life.

If you bud is at AGE, go there.  No problems, and he will get a referral fee when you pass your bench marks, so he will like the $$$

And, to have a bud in the office is a great thing.