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Bank intentionally hires psychopaths

Last week Lovefraud published an article about the paper written by a British professor who theorized that the global financial crisis was caused by corporate psychopaths. Here’s another article on the same topic with an amazing twist: One British investment banker admits that his company actually hired corporate psychopaths on purpose, because “their characteristics exactly suited them to senior corporate finance roles.” I wonder if that bank is still in business.

Read Brian Basham: Beware corporate psychopaths they are still occupying positions of power, on Independent.co.uk.


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BBE, Good luck in either finding a job or creating one. Sometimes CREATING a job is the best revenge and works out well, so do whatever you think is your best and biggest option!

Thanks. Perhaps a good dead from my past, hiring two women who had taken a significant time off work to raise children will give me some good Karma.

But we really need to think what way this country is headed. Only when healthcare is universal will people like myself not be discriminated against.

BBE, there are a lot of problems with this country, and health care is only one of them.

I hired a nurse once who had been off 13 years to raise triplets…she had some catching up to do but she was great!

If you can’t find a “job” though, then you have to “think outside the square” and find a need and fill it. In the end, that is what a “job” is, isn’t it. Maybe you should apply for jobs in Europe or the UK, or some other area of the world if your health and being off work wouldn’t be such a problem in those areas.

You’re a bright young man, and I’ve seen the pictures you posted a while back, and so there;s no reason you can’t find some form of work, either for yourself or a company. Good luck.

Hi BBE,
We’ve never posted before.ge gap in my resume due to the spath and having i’m not sure what your health situation is like but here is something i have personally decided to do that might help you.
Don’t tell them. In my case i had a very large time period where i wasn’t working due to the spath and having jr. whereas my resume is great I realize the gap hurt. ironic considering the economic state.
My point is having a baby in my industry is like having health issues…both can be discriminated against. I created my own company (it’s very little $-my client base is small) however I was able to update my resume with my corporation info and that eliminated the gap. I do not lie..or bs however the gap is filled and interviews are beginning to come around.
fill the gap and don’t mention your health. I have decided to not mention my child. if it is essecially illegal for them to ask why volunteer the information.
good luck bbe- i know its tough!

BBE, I think that is a great idea, coping!!!! Thank you for suggesting this. See how great LF is? Even employment advice! LOL

Coping;

OMG yes! For my continued “traditional” route, I will take that approach. How far did you go in creating a company?

BBE,
I incorporated an LLC…, if your in the states takes all of 1-2 days (and can be done online) and depending on the state will cost you around $150.00 average for processing costs. Some states its actually free.
As soon as you get your Fed ID # set up an account at any bank. I chose one that had a $0 cost start up fee….with no bank fees for 3 months. You get your checks, Debit card ect..and your in.
I actually had a client I was involved with (LOL very little $…not even to get by but I refer to it as diaper and baby essentials..LOL). Something is better than nothing… I had always assumed I would eventually use this as a part time job once I secured a real job…for extra cash as salaries are not what they used to be. Besides the tax write offs for internet, phone, ect. I had hoped would eventually be helpful as well.
Its easy as pie….maybe this will work for you. I still need to secure a “real” job but this keeps me going and as stated before filled the gap.

I’m not sure but even if your not in the states but have ties somewhere this could work as well.
I choose an LLC instead of an S-corp..but really you can do whatever works best for your situation.

BBE;
Sorry I did not answer..I got sidetracked. Bottom line I did the very minimal to get what was needed.
If you are high up on the food chain remember..your potential clients..could be fellow friends or associates.
BBC Consulting Services can be anything you want it to be.
When asked at an interview “Why do you what to work here” Remember you can always say ” I enjoy servicing my clients but I miss the constant activity of the work place. I work from home and social interaction is something I miss and strive for. ect, ect, ect.”

Thanks for all the responses as there have been some good ideas. I should have gone the route of a setting up a business when I was first illegally terminated; my fear in setting one up now is that a quick check will show it was only recently incorporated.

I have several ideas to hopefully generate some cash so I do not continue to burn savings.

I have also pressed my lawyer one last time to get my former employer to agree to a cover story saying I was a consultant from November 2010 to May, 2011, essentially the period from when they agreed to arbitration and when we settled. I have a rather larger 1099 form and check dated at the end of April, 2011 that fits with consultant story very well.

I have been doing a lot of network, something i was never good at and need to address. Interestingly, one reason why I was bad at networking is that the New York City job market, even excluding Wall Street, is full of Narcissists (and Sociopaths) so my red flags were always up.

Finally, I am still taking the direct and honest approach. I have actually gotten good at taking a job posting and tracking down the company and internal contacts. However, I do think I should be a bit less honest and state “Family Medical Leave” at least to get into the door.

Ox;

London was very much on my mind when I met the x-spath and had I not met him, I would have gone there in 2009 instead of Canada. A year ago, relocating was very much on my mind, but over the last year and in particular the last several months, I have come to value my family and friends and don’t want to leave the NYC area unless absolutely necessary.

I have rights to an Irish Citizenship that I put off applying for, as I did not want to have that and use it for a “geographic” to Europe. However, yesterday I sent off the paperwork. I have several contacts in London and if need be to get going, I can work there for a year or two, even if it means crossing paths with the x-spath!

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