said by openbox9:
Since you can't seem to imagine a single hardworking, honest person in the financial world, I guess we're done. FWIW, I have a few friends in the financial world and I consider them honest and helpful.
... and they take their orders from the next guy up, who takes their orders from the next up, and the next and the next until they're up to the people who control the shots.
I know people that work for banks too.. good people. They try to be honest, they wind up losing their jobs. If you knew anything about the banking industry then you realize that it's one of the heaviest hit "make your numbers or you're out" jobs today.
In the branch level of banks, I've watched Wells Bankers come and go at least every 2 months. On the investment side, same thing - some do well, others are always on the move.
The BANK itself is not honest and pretty much predatory.. if you think otherwise then you're ignorant to the last 30 years. The people you know take their orders from the banks.. period.
And for the record, we're not talking about customer service people who are paid to be helpful, we're talking about people that have access to your savings and investments.. even then, they take their orders from the execs and sorry to say, they're not helpful. What they are, really, are people that need to be prosecuted. Oh wait, they can't.. they helped changed the rules and have their own people in government now.
Enjoy your fantasy.