We Are Wall Street…We are Smarter and More Vicious than [Dinosaurs]

(the following is an email being passed around the inboxes of people working for financial firms, etc.)

We are wall Street…we are smarter and more vicious than [dinosaurs]

Posted by Stacy-Marie Ishmael
<http://ftalphaville.ft.com/blog/author/ishmaels/> on Apr 30 19:19.

If anyone knows who wrote the following email, which has been pinging around
Wall Street and across prop desks, tell ‘em get in touch with FT Alphaville.
We like the writing style.

"We are Wall Street. It’s our job to make money. Whether it’s a commodity,
stock, bond, or some hypothetical piece of fake paper, it doesn’t matter. We
would trade baseball cards if it were profitable. I didn’t hear America
complaining when the market was roaring to 14,000 and everyone’s 401k
doubled every 3 years. Just like gambling, its not a problem until you lose.
I’ve never heard of anyone going to Gamblers Anonymous because they won too
much in Vegas.

Well now the market crapped out, & even though it has come back somewhat,
the government and the average Joes are still looking for a scapegoat. God
knows there has to be one for everything. Well, here we are.

Go ahead and continue to take us down, but you’re only going to hurt
yourselves. What’s going to happen when we can’t find jobs on the Street
anymore? Guess what: We’re going to take yours. We get up at 5am & work till
10pm or later. We’re used to not getting up to pee when we have a position.
We don’t take an hour or more for a lunch break. We don’t demand a union. We
don’t retire at 50 with a pension.
We eat what we kill, and when the only thing left to eat is on your dinner
plates, we’ll eat that.

For years teachers and other unionized labor have had us fooled. We were too
busy working to notice. Do you really think that we are incapable of
teaching 3rd graders and doing landscaping? We’re going to take your cushy
jobs with tenure and 4 months off a year and whine just like you that we are
so-o-o-o underpaid for building the youth of America. Say goodbye to your
overtime and double time and a half. I’ll be hitting grounders to the high
school baseball team for $5k extra a summer, thank you very much.

So now that we’re going to be making $85k a year without upside, Joe
Mainstreet is going to have his revenge, right? Wrong!
Guess what: we’re going to stop buying the new 80k car, we aren’t going to
leave the 35 percent tip at our business dinners anymore. No more free rides
on our backs. We’re going to landscape our own back yards, wash our cars
with a garden hose in our driveways. Our money was your money. You spent it.
When our money dries up, so does yours.

The difference is, you lived off of it, we rejoiced in it. The Obama
administration and the Democratic National Committee might get their way and
knock us off the top of the pyramid, but it’s really going to hurt like hell
for them when our fat a**es land directly on the middle class of America and
knock them to the bottom.

We aren’t dinosaurs. We are smarter and more vicious than that, and we are
going to survive. The question is, now that Obama & his administration are
making Joe Mainstreet our food supply…will he? and will they?”

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