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Mar 28, 2008 8:02 pm

Can you belive how thoughtful the Green Empire is? They sent me my employment contract and pointed out a few things to me. That was really thoughtful, my wife and I are thinking about sending Christies Cookies to the lawyer that sent it. It was really so very nice…

Do you think that he would prefer Oatmeal Raisin or Chocolate Chip??
Mar 28, 2008 8:09 pm

Noggin-funny! Chocolate chip because of the dark brown pieces…reminds them of the S_IT they love! Use any corporate legal you can…and sink their nasty green arse. I laugh at the messages they sent to the 1m+ brokers that left on the same day. Dang…I envy you–better yet, I remember. It is really fun looking back. Go for it, and don’t let anyone or anything make you regret. God Bless!

Mar 28, 2008 8:11 pm

They worked quick on you. You must be a good broker. My congrats for making them crazy!

Mar 28, 2008 8:47 pm

The ACATS are coming, eat them up Jones…

Mar 28, 2008 8:54 pm

Tell Chris Pickett hello for me. If you need direction in the future, PM me, I have experience.

Mar 28, 2008 8:56 pm

BTW the firm he represents is a wholly owned subsidiary of none other than the mother ship itself.

Mar 28, 2008 9:14 pm

Chris Pickett and the green machine just want time and money.  Don’t fight it, give them their cash and their non-compete and move on.  You’ll spend more for a decent lawyer then you will on what they end up with if you just negotiate it out with them.  If you haven’t gotten your TRO yet, I am sure you will.  One of these days though, Jones will get nailed for these cheap shots and incredibly sleazy business practices.  It’s called Karma and Jones is building up a large bank that needs to be repaid!  Good luck to you and don’t let them stress you or your wife out.  Send me a message if I can help!

Mar 28, 2008 9:31 pm

Who the hell is Chris Pickett? I guess I missed this one. Who is he? Sorry to be so naive, but  I really don’t know. For some reason (and obviously not because of my 400k+ commissions before I left) I didn’t get hit by this. Again, who is he?

Mar 28, 2008 10:29 pm

He is the hitman lawyer that files ream after ream of paper on behalf of the green machine.  Maybe he just works certain regions or something, but he sure seems to be the solicitor of choice on all of the documents I researched when I was considering fighting the TRO. 

Mar 28, 2008 10:56 pm

Nobody I know who left EJ ever got a TRO.

Mar 28, 2008 11:45 pm

Hmmmmm… guess I must have made them angrier when I left then most.  That makes me feel like a million bucks!!!

Mar 29, 2008 1:06 am

Has anyone (like a BIGSHOT STLOUIS GP) called SCREAMING that you are bad parent because you have left jones? (sign of desperation)

  Seriously, one well known jones guy yelled this at me the day after I left....Spiff can now watch Noggin get "The Jones Treatment" and see that it's not regional or rare.
Mar 29, 2008 6:11 am

They do issue TRO’s. That’s why the first two weeks are critical. I asked every person I called if I had their permission to send transfer paperwork (kept track of it) so even if they had not made up their minds I was still able to call no matter what dirty tricks were played.

Mar 29, 2008 9:43 am

[quote=GoneIndy02]Has anyone (like a BIGSHOT STLOUIS GP) called SCREAMING that you are bad parent because you have left jones? (sign of desperation)

  Seriously, one well known jones guy yelled this at me the day after I left....Spiff can now watch Noggin get "The Jones Treatment" and see that it's not regional or rare.[/quote]   I'm still going to tell you that I believe it happens, but I haven't personally seen it.  Maybe because I've never left the firm.  
Mar 29, 2008 9:52 am

i just have one question for everyone on this board. I don’t care what firm you work for or not but how is it that you all have time to get on here during all times of the day?  Do you not work?  Do you just hang out at your desk and bash other firms? 

Mar 29, 2008 10:24 am

Wow!  Icy is actually a ‘warm’ guy.

People browse and use the Internet every chance they get - whether employers monitor them or not...but some have the good sense to always use caution while on a work computer. Remember the IBM lawsuit where the employee said he was a sex maniac and had a 'need' to view porno while at work: not sure if he won or not.
Mar 29, 2008 10:57 am

Simply put, part of being indy is having more time.  I don’t need 1000 $20,000 clients, and until this market looks like it is going to recover, there isn’t a whole lot to do with the clients that I have other than take their referrals.

Mar 29, 2008 11:25 am

It’s called multitasking.  While I’m listening to the phone ring I can read a post.  While I’m eating I can answer the post.  I tend to jump on first thing in the morning before I really get started, during lunch, and then some time in the afternoon.  We’re all adults.  We can manage our own time.  I do wonder how much more money I’d make if I made myself call three prospects for every post I make.  That’s over 100 additional prospects called a month.  Maybe I’ll try that.  I’m like 15 behind so far this morning. 

Mar 31, 2008 5:53 pm

I got three of those letters from Jones and the same lawyer–it really doesn’t mean a thing!  They just want to scare somebody! 

Mar 31, 2008 9:17 pm

Based on a variety of reports I've gotten, it means something if the newbie that takes over the office accomplishes his mission of getting some "dirt" on you that is enough for them to put together paperwork for T.R.O. He/She has strict instructions to look for anything they can get a client to "testify" to that implies breaking the non-compete. If he or she can get the wrong person to unknowingly tell them something and say they would repeat it in front of a panel if asked, they will put together the paperwork to really look threatening and take it to the next step.

This is how they squeeze cash out of people...the balance between time and funds spent fighting vs. paying them off and being done with it.