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New career....finally....

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by get_nick, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    So I have been out of work since the bullshit happened.

    http://hondaswap.com/members-lounge/they-call-involuntary-separation-101897/

    Anyways, I got a job with Smith Barney. Good opportunity, great company, lots of room for growth. Money isn't fantastic though, but it's better pay than Fidelity and should grow pretty well. I start on wednesday.

    The only bad part is that I interviewed with Charles Schwab on wednesday and I accepted the Smith Barney job thursday because I didn't think I was going to get the job at Schwab. Now Schwab offered me an INTERVIEW with the regional manager for another job that actually pays more than the one I interviewed originally at Schwab AND accepted at Barney. But it doesn't start until March and there is no guarantee i'll get the job.

    What do you guys think???

    At least I'm working again.

    :cliffs:
    got fired in dec
    got a job, starts wednesday
    got an interview offer for higher pay
    excited i'm at least working again
     
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  2. philyphreak2127

    philyphreak2127 Back in the Game

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    I say work at Smith Barney until you find out for sure if you have the job at Schwab that will pay more. If by May you are making good money at Smith Barney and you decide the job at Schwab isn't worth leaving the job you just got stay there.
     
  3. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    my bad. i meant to put "march" instead of may. but it's realy bad to switch companies in finance. it's a small world.
     
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    take the job, go to the interview. if they like you, tell barney its not working out. you got a 90 day probation period usually
     
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    Not that small of world.

    Financial advisor again or moving onto other aspects of finance like investment banking?
     
  6. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I don't know man.....


    It's business. Make a business decision. Always remember Dicks get paid more than pussies cuz dicks fuck pussies.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i thought you were into underwater basket weaving and shit?
     
  8. get_nick

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    haha, no. i work in finance. i am a sales associate for a portfolio manager.
     
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    totalburnout Well-Known Member VIP

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    ...plenty of people, with that job, bounce around. Your perception of the financial world being a "small" world isn't necessarily true. Most reps have split time between different companies before landing where they settle.
     
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    :withstupid:
     
  11. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i'm speaking in terms of seattle/bellevue being small. If i just up and ditch one company, I might try to work for them in the future and the relationship would be burned.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Word.


    Bellevue/renton/issaquah/redmond/seattlearea is 20 sq miles. the boom though is going crazy. There are 23 cranes building high rises to date in bellevue and everyone involved is making serious money. An electrician working in bellevue pretty much ahs unlimited overtime for the next 5 years. Seattle will be hitting soon because the high rise ban was lifted and over 10k condo's are in paperwork right now.

    I'll be building their houses when it catches up in suburbia.
     
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    Grats on working again, I'm quite fucked in the financial area atm myself... I say go in for work the second you can and take the other job down the road if it's a better deal. Sometimes you gotta burn a bridge or two to get on your way.
     
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    Congrats on the job offer. Are you looking to be a broker?
     
  15. philyphreak2127

    philyphreak2127 Back in the Game

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    wait so at Schwab is it a different title like more authority? different job than at Barney? If so you can just tell them a job you interviewed for in the past called about a different opening that may be a better oppurtunity to further your career in the finance world. Most companies will understand. Chances are if you tell them that and they do like you that much they may even try to do something to keep you around...
     
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    Schwab would be my choice, I work a lot with Schwab, Fidelity, TDA. Did you try TDA? I was at their conference this past week here in Orlando and they seem to be getting their shit together.
     
  17. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    no, i have been a broker before. i'm looking at portfolio management and i'm in a great spot now. the guy i work with makes $2,000,000/yr. he's looking to retire in 5-7 years and hopefully i'll take over his book of business.
    the job is different. the title is different. This is more asset management and the schwab job is more of selling and client services. it doesn't have as much growth opportunity and the actual income potential is far lower than Barney.
    I have looked at them. I just left fidelity over some bullshit. I went to TDA and they aren't hiring. Schwab was ok, but i had to pass. this a a lot better opportunity.


    UPDATE: I'm going to stick with the job at smith barney. it is a bigger company with a lot of different growth and opportunity potential. The pay is going to even out very quickly and this will eventually exceed anything close to what schwab could offer.

    Thanks for all the support HS, and check out B's other site: SavingsTalk.com
     
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