I got canned for NOT being a skank
Life in the fast lane in one of the the “bigger” cities
Continuing with my roller coaster ride of Wall Street but what I refer to as “Philly style”. I worked for various big name firms. I was goal oriented and took my jobs seriously because the only way to move up was to show you had what it takes and have skin as thick as crocodile skin. I enjoyed almost every minute of it, except the part when I realized that most of the FAs (Financial Advisors) were whiny, self-absorbed, entitled sociopaths. Don’t get me wrong there are some good people out there who also happen to be FAs but in my experience that was few and far in between.
Money and greed are like a lightning rod to both the best and the worse folks in society.
At one job at a small boutique financial advising firm, I was hired to do one job, but after I took it, I found out that my boss expected me to do 3 jobs. To be fair one of them only required what amounted to a part time position but the other two were full time positions. What’s worse is he was often very inappropriate towards me but then would flip a switch to being nasty and rude because I wouldn’t agree to the type of “personal” interaction he was seeking.
I say it was a roller coaster because it went from hanging out with him at private clubs with his clients drinking top shelf liquor and fine dining, to a living hell in the office. Imagine working what amounted to working 2.5 jobs while being hit on all day every day, then screamed at and mocked for not wanting to be his side chick. (Yes, he was married). I ended up having to report him to human resources and to the other senior partner. But that didn’t stop him, it only pissed him off and slowed him down a little. A mere speed bump in his life.
There was another assistant that primarily worked for the senior partner, but little did I know that she also “worked” with my boss. What I mean by that is one day, she and I were in her car on the way to a client event we had put together. She decided to have a little “talk” with me.
She had observed my boss being rather friendly towards me and proceeded to advise me that she was his official “side…