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I’m in the Merrill Lynch FA program and not hitting my sales goals. It’s hard to build my network plus I look really young. My boss recently asked me to start sending her my weekly calls/meetings....

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It’s the beginning of the formal documentation process. If you want to stay, you should do your best to improve but I suggest polishing the resume and contacting recruiters to cover all your bases

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Remember to quit before you get fired. Bad U-4 can eliminate your ability to work in the field.

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Production failure is not a bad mark on your record, it’s documented justification for termination, and required at separation. You can still find a job, you may not be at the right place for you

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Sounds like she wants to see if the problem is that you’re not putting in the work, or if the problem is that you need help improving your language / sales skills

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Is this a sign that I’m about to get fired?

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I don’t know that it’s necessarily a sign that you’re getting fired, but it is a sign that you’re not performing to your boss’s expectations and she’s trying to do something about it. If things don’t change I would say your job is in jeopardy. Is she someone that you can look to as a mentor to help coach you into better performance?

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What CE1 said is correct. That said, if you want it, you’ve got to do everything in your power to succeed. Maybe it’s at ML, maybe it’s elsewhere. It’s a grind, but ultimately can lead to a very comfortable lifestyle if you’re willing to work at it.

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Like everyone else said, it’s a sign. As far as it hurting your U-4, I disagree slightly. I was in the same spot as you. New FA with Morgan Stanley, not performing. Tried super hard my got no support. They let me go. I interviewed with several companies and only was rejected by 1 because of what happened at MS. I think a lot of companies understand when you are a new advisor. Now, if you’ve been in the game awhile, it might be a different story. This happened 10 years ago. I grinder it out and am thankful I didn’t give up on myself

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I disagree President 1. Every hiring decision is evaluated beginning with, was it an employer expectation or industry violation. Industry violations will most likely end the career, but employer expectations are looked at differently.

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There was talk of building a union...What about just a support network? Not a union, but an org that worked to support us in networking, salary negotiations, lifestyle management, skill building, etc?

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CISSP VS. CPA?

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So, thoughts on starting own firm right now. Laid off and doesn't seem to be tons of firms recruiting. I think I can start off for 3k with my partner and try and kill whatever we can get.

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My counselor and engagement manager don't even care about my growth and promotion, do you just leave the firm? This just bs.. why bother to work with someone who don't even care about your growth!

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Awaiting layoffs with no work left to do... have exhausted BuzzFeed - what can I do that's productive to fill my days? Assuming this is going to keep going until Monday. (Aside from apply for jobs)

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With all these layoffs and redundancies in Consulting, should I ditch my shares in montblanc and moleskine?

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Screw it im bored - 23 M based out of Chicago | half Dominican quarter Indian quarter Black | born and raised in Chi | any ladies down to snap or meet up? | 5’11 | 7/10 personality but i think I’m pretty ripped. Included the excessive amount of information due to typical questions asked on the bowl lol

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WTF DFW. Hot AF.

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My flight was delayed two and a half hours for a mechanical issue. How do I go about asking for miles? It was Delta btw

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How big of a raise did you get last year? Title / %

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