|Come Back Captain Mainwaring, All Is Forgiven...
||[Jul. 7th, 2014|05:56 pm]
We're in the process of moving our money from a bank that has turned evil to another that has been evil all along. This morning we were at a meeting with a member of staff at which all we had to do was sign our names twice but which he managed to stretch to an hour and a quarter- mainly so he could try to sell us financial services we had no intention of buying...|
Like I said, evil....
Isn't that horrible? This is why, even though I trained as a financial planner, I quit immediately afterwards. I found out that this was going to be my lot in life, and I just couldn't do it.
We're already giving them our money to "look after". That's all we want of them- and it should be enough.
It isn't, and it never will be. That guy's job depends on "growth". He has to, consistently, bring in more money that he brought in the year before. It's a horrible system.
As a minister, I have to meet the financial demands of the congregation. If I can achieve some growth... woohoo! But, if I don't do that every single year, I won't get fired.
I HATE the financial industry. It is evil incarnate.
Trouble is, there's no alternative to dealing with these people. We used to be with a bank that claimed to be ethical- only then it got greedy- made spectacular losses and is now owned by a hedge fund.
Yup. It is the same everywhere.
And we know who they are without naming names!
There's no point, because as far as I can see there's no such thing as "ethical banking".
Banks are bad. We changed for two reasons- firstly because we were afraid our old bank was going down the plughole and secondly because it was convenient in several ways.