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(NYPost)   OWS protester scores Wall Street job, which means the rest of you smelly hippies have to go home and let Wall Street bankers enjoy their Christmas bonuses in peace   (nypost.com) divider line 369
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2011-12-05 07:37:07 AM
A near minimum wage job for a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Stellar.
 
2011-12-05 07:57:10 AM
CEO Thomas Belesis said he believes Postert will be a great asset PR move.

She will be quietly let go after christmas.

/cue Minimum Wage by TMBG
 
2011-12-05 08:01:00 AM
Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst for John Thomas Financial Brokerage. The exec wasn't looking to hire, but he took Postert's résumé anyway.

Well, God almighty can we please get this man a few million more for Christmas for sort of saying he'd pimp this chick's CV. Don't hold your breath, toots.
 
2011-12-05 08:07:09 AM
so he got a job as a hundred-million-a-year hedge fund manager and is now in the one percent? how on earth did he manage that?

/didn't RTFA
 
2011-12-05 08:22:21 AM
Doesn't tend to work when it's Simpsons or Family Guy, why should it here?
 
2011-12-05 09:46:31 AM

RodneyToady: A near minimum wage job for a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Stellar.


Indeed. This might almost qualify for the [FAIL] tag.
 
2011-12-05 09:55:23 AM
"I never thought I would be doing this,'' Postert admitted to The Post.

The New York Post - about the same journalistic level as Penthouse Letters.
 
2011-12-05 10:05:41 AM
this smacks of one of those stories politicians tell during their speeches about the down on their luck constituent whose life was made better by the politician's policies. i guess what i'm saying is, this sounds staged.
 
2011-12-05 10:09:11 AM

Petit_Merdeux: CEO Thomas Belesis said he believes Postert will be a great asset PR move.

She will be quietly let go after christmas.

/cue Minimum Wage by TMBG


HIIIYAAAA!
 
2011-12-05 10:11:41 AM

RodneyToady: A near minimum wage job for a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Stellar.


Yep, this article pretty much explains the OWS position.
 
2011-12-05 10:11:54 AM
if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.... clever lass...
 
2011-12-05 10:13:35 AM
FTA: The starting salary as a junior analyst is near minimum wage, but in time, she can earn a cool six figures, assured Kaufman.

Postert has now just completed her third week as a Wall Street geek.

She's already studying for her exams to be a certified financial analyst.

"I want to get a perfect score," she said.

Life has definitely changed for the former Occupier.

She's in the office by 8 a.m., and she still has to get used to Kaufman's rallying cry of "Go! Go! Go!" blaring over the speakers in the morning.

CEO Thomas Belesis said he believes Postert will be a great asset.

"She was ranting about Wall Street, and now she's working on Wall Street. Banks are not so bad. I hope we have opened her eyes," he said.

This is all completely staged bullshiat.
 
2011-12-05 10:13:53 AM
But what about her student loans? It's basically slavery.
 
2011-12-05 10:14:13 AM
Is she even slightly concerned that she has been hired by Lex Luthor?

www.nypost.com
 
2011-12-05 10:14:23 AM

obamadidcoke: RodneyToady: A near minimum wage job for a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Stellar.

Yep, this article pretty much explains the OWS position.


Not really.

She took a job in a field that is not her field of study, and the article indicates that if she does well she will have an opportunity for an upper class wage(well, uppermiddle for NYC I guess)
 
2011-12-05 10:14:46 AM
Sell out.

/works in finance too :(
 
2011-12-05 10:15:11 AM
Most people waste their time...and money.... pursuing a Ph.D.

The Ph.D. Glut Revisited (new window)
 
2011-12-05 10:15:15 AM
How is this a minimum wage job? There's lots of fail here this morning.
 
2011-12-05 10:15:45 AM
She's gonna have a great time as a junior analyst building all those spreadsheets and reports for the seniors. Could she make a cool six figures one day? Sure, after 5-10 years of working 70-80 hour weeks. Even then, only if she's lucky...
 
2011-12-05 10:16:45 AM

Fissile: Most people waste their time...and money.... pursuing a Ph.D.

The Ph.D. Glut Revisited (new window)


I've got a friend doing her marine biology PhD. I don't even know whether there's any demand at all for that kind of doctorate.
 
2011-12-05 10:17:22 AM

trappedspirit: How is this a minimum wage job? There's lots of fail here this morning.


Who knows. I don't know anyone in a professional job in NYC that doesn't make less than 100K.
 
2011-12-05 10:18:07 AM

Shazam999: trappedspirit: How is this a minimum wage job? There's lots of fail here this morning.

Who knows. I don't know anyone in a professional job in NYC that doesn't make less than 100K.


I know lots of lawyers who don't crack 55K in NYC.
 
2011-12-05 10:18:29 AM
The starting salary as a junior analyst is near minimum wage, but in time, she can earn a cool six figures, assured Kaufman.

It's not like you can start insider trading on day 1. It takes time to rub the right elbows and get the right people drunk.
 
2011-12-05 10:18:37 AM

RexTalionis: I've got a friend doing her marine biology PhD. I don't even know whether there's any demand at all for that kind of doctorate.


Ask George Costanza!

"The sea was angry that day..."
 
2011-12-05 10:19:08 AM

trappedspirit: How is this a minimum wage job? There's lots of fail here this morning.


Per the article: The starting salary as a junior analyst is near minimum wage...

That said, she also has zero skills or experience in the field.
 
2011-12-05 10:19:31 AM

RexTalionis: Shazam999: trappedspirit: How is this a minimum wage job? There's lots of fail here this morning.

Who knows. I don't know anyone in a professional job in NYC that doesn't make less than 100K.

I know lots of lawyers who don't crack 55K in NYC.


Yea, they're called Public Defenders
 
2011-12-05 10:19:43 AM
I wonder which one of those Dukes will win the $1 bet.
 
2011-12-05 10:20:14 AM
It's a Christms holiday bonus pay for performance you rotten bastages.
 
2011-12-05 10:20:58 AM

Smiths: But what about her student loans? It's basically slavery.


That's what capitalism's core feature is.
Wage slavery. There are also forms of theft such as IPs laws, rent, interest, etc. etc.
Prostitution is morally decried because you sell your body, but selling your body and hence most/a large amount of your life to a boss's orders and decrees based on immorally claimed ownership of the property they do not use for anything but wealth extraction from those below them is not slavery and is perfectly fine. It's voluntary!
Because when economic, social, and political inequality in the background skews contracts consistently in favor of the management and owners who do not work and are parasites for a living it is to be ignored and claimed the greatest of all freedom! You don't have to work for that boss, you can sell yourself to another or starve to death! Or you could be a serf on welfare to the owner's favorite buddy and physical enforcer, the state!
 
2011-12-05 10:21:11 AM

trappedspirit: How is this a minimum wage job? There's lots of fail here this morning.


Costs of living.

Surely, you don't think anyone can live within 15 miles of NYC with a $7.25 per hour wage, do you?
 
2011-12-05 10:22:28 AM

freewill: trappedspirit: How is this a minimum wage job? There's lots of fail here this morning.

Per the article: The starting salary as a junior analyst is near minimum wage...

That said, she also has zero skills or experience in the field.


they have her evaluating the products and r&d of potential investments, which are all operating within her field of study. that's pretty relevant to her skills and experience...
 
2011-12-05 10:22:35 AM

bhcompy: RexTalionis: Shazam999: trappedspirit: How is this a minimum wage job? There's lots of fail here this morning.

Who knows. I don't know anyone in a professional job in NYC that doesn't make less than 100K.

I know lots of lawyers who don't crack 55K in NYC.

Yea, they're called Public Defenders


No, seriously, most lawyers don't make a hell of a lot. Average salary for attorneys is, what, around 55-60K? Attorneys at smaller firms (not big megafirms), public attorneys like ADAs, legal aid attorneys, contract attorneys who do doc review, and a whole bunch of others don't make a whole lot.
 
2011-12-05 10:23:27 AM

xanadian: RodneyToady: A near minimum wage job for a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Stellar.

Indeed. This might almost qualify for the [FAIL] tag.


That is the problem with the OWS entitled participation trophy kids.

She took a job in a DIFFERENT field (analyst) that she knows nothing about and is starting at the bottom and can eventually earn 6 figures. And that is bad?

Good for her for being willing to work and prove herself in a new field instead of whining.
 
2011-12-05 10:23:36 AM
Doesn't that make her a scab?
 
2011-12-05 10:24:40 AM
HAHAHAH hipocracy, how does it work?
 
2011-12-05 10:25:17 AM
As someone halfway through getting her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, I am not getting a kick.

/supports OWS, $0 debt
 
2011-12-05 10:25:25 AM
My college dropout brother-in-law makes about $300k a year selling restaurant utensils, so there is hope for all of you.
 
2011-12-05 10:25:50 AM

trappedspirit: How is this a minimum wage job? There's lots of fail here this morning.


Starting with your inability to RTFA apparently.
 
2011-12-05 10:26:21 AM

Jixa: Doesn't that make her a scab?


Not exactly.
It's the management that's refusing to hire unless workers bring themselves closer to slavery, not the workers striking.
 
2011-12-05 10:26:27 AM

Joe Blowme: HAHAHAH hipocracy, how does it work?


Start by breaking a hip? I think that's gerontocracy.

Did you mean hypocrisy?
 
2011-12-05 10:27:39 AM

otto the bull: I wonder which one of those Dukes will win the $1 bet.


+eleventy to you my good sir.
 
2011-12-05 10:28:20 AM

Two Dogs Farking: Joe Blowme: HAHAHAH hipocracy, how does it work?

Start by breaking a hip? I think that's gerontocracy.

Did you mean hypocrisy?


Its monday, i thought spelling nazis didnt report till 10am CST.

/more coffe needed
//or a spell checker?
 
2011-12-05 10:28:39 AM
corporate plant.
 
2011-12-05 10:29:35 AM
Wait a sec... Wayne Kaufman? John Thomas Financial Brokerage? Are we getting pranked here.

/wank off man
//British slang for Weeners
///that's the joke
 
2011-12-05 10:29:51 AM

stainedglassdoll: As someone halfway through getting her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, I am not getting a kick.

/supports OWS, $0 debt


Are you single?
 
2011-12-05 10:30:03 AM

GaryPDX: OR, you could start your own business.


So be a slave-driver or a slave?
Good luck with that.
The government likes to regulate on behalf of the bigger players and then not enforce rules on the bigger players. If people could just start their own business this would not be a problem.
But it is a good idea.
The workers should get rid of the parasites of state bureaucrats and private managers and take the workplace that is rightfully theirs. Maybe form an unemployed union/co-op and just start taking care of each other instead of pointlessly addressing the people who stole from them and are trying to enslave them.
A voluntary community/co-operative system to resist corporate and state oppression.
 
2011-12-05 10:30:30 AM

GaryPDX: OR, you could start your own business.


Can you make money trolling? Oh crap, it's GaryPDX...
 
2011-12-05 10:31:31 AM

RodneyToady: A near minimum wage job for a Ph.D. in a STEM field. Stellar.


Yeah and this one time I totally customized this 1999 Hewlett Packard Pavilion with like some cool lights and a biatching fast HDD and a killer sound card. I had like $1400 invested in that and then I went to sell it in like 2004 and this biatch wall street guy who was totally 1% told me it wasnt worth the money I had invested in it cause the world had moved on and my computer was now obsolete and he only wanted to give me $25 for it.

Or to put it in a way you might understand.....

YOUR DEGREE AINT WORTH shiat IF NO ONE NEEDS YOUR TRAINING.

Go teach some college kids how to get a worthless degree and leave the rest of the working world alone.
 
2011-12-05 10:31:38 AM

m2313: Smiths: But what about her student loans? It's basically slavery.

That's what capitalism's core feature is.
Wage slavery. There are also forms of theft such as IPs laws, rent, interest, etc. etc.
Prostitution is morally decried because you sell your body, but selling your body and hence most/a large amount of your life to a boss's orders and decrees based on immorally claimed ownership of the property they do not use for anything but wealth extraction from those below them is not slavery and is perfectly fine. It's voluntary!
Because when economic, social, and political inequality in the background skews contracts consistently in favor of the management and owners who do not work and are parasites for a living it is to be ignored and claimed the greatest of all freedom! You don't have to work for that boss, you can sell yourself to another or starve to death! Or you could be a serf on welfare to the owner's favorite buddy and physical enforcer, the state!


This is what OWS supporters actually believe.
 
2011-12-05 10:31:53 AM

thomps: freewill: trappedspirit: How is this a minimum wage job? There's lots of fail here this morning.

Per the article: The starting salary as a junior analyst is near minimum wage...

That said, she also has zero skills or experience in the field.

they have her evaluating the products and r&d of potential investments, which are all operating within her field of study. that's pretty relevant to her skills and experience...


There are a number of science/medical types that work on Wall Street. The money is a hell of alot better than an assistant professorship.
 
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