Middle initial on bus card / front door decal?

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Hello friends.First off, I'm an FA at EDJ. I've been in the biz for about 6 months now and I've grown to both love and hate my job. The emotional rollercoaster is intense. Surprise walk-in commission then an hour later lolz 80 yr old granny slamming her door in your face. Anyway, I'm about as indecisive as a 60 year old deciding which interest payment schedule to go with between 2 nearly identical munis, so I'll leave it up to the forum to decide for me the details which concern us the most: business cards and front door decals. I chose to opt out of having my picture on the front of my business card (I feel it
looks a bit unprofessional), as well as having the back of my business
card blank instead of the "Our next appointment is __/___/____." What I can't decide on is whether or not to include my middle initial on my business card and front door decal (sticker). What do you guys think? Middle initial or no? Feel free to voice your opinions on pictures on business cards as well, even though I've already decided against it.Disclaimer: No I'm not trolling the forum; it truely is unbelievable at how bad I am at making these little minute decisions. I apologize in advance if I posted this in the wrong sub-forum.

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1)how old are you
 
2)Initial depends entirely on how awesome your name is.  If your first and last name form an aliteration and your middle initial is different than your first and third initial... Slap it in there.  If not, it depends on how it sounds, throw it at some people, get some opinions.
 
3) Put the appt stuff on the back of the card.  You may never use it but it's nice to have on there if your scheduling something on the fly, i.e. doorstep.
 
4)Get better at making decisions or you'll wash out.

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1) 232) Definitely not an alliteration. My first and last name combined are already 18 letters so I may just leave it out.3) Good point4) Roth or Trad IRA5) Just kidding

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haha number 4 made me laugh.
 
Don't let your age get in your way.  Its only a problem if you make  it one.  Don't bring it up....ever.
 
Best of luck

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Wow, after nearly 2 weeks of trying to tackle this decision, I'm going with my middle initial included. My deciding factor was simply visiting goldmansachs.com (if you're going to relate yourself to others, why not the best?). Every executive officer included their middle initial: http://www2.goldmansachs.com/our-firm/about-us/leadership/executive-officers.html

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Dude, seriously...you came to the internet to figure out whether or not to put your middle initial on your business card? Do you know how gay that is? Why can't you decide on an interest payment schedule? Are you the one buying  the bonds? Isn't that something that the client is supposed to choose? You were born in the mid 1980's, so I'm guessing your mommy might have been doing X while carrying you.

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Alice Cooper wrote:Dude, seriously...you came to the internet to figure out whether or not to put your middle initial on your business card? Do you know how gay that is? Why can't you decide on an interest payment schedule? Are you the one buying  the bonds? Isn't that something that the client is supposed to choose? You were born in the mid 1980's, so I'm guessing your mommy might have been doing X while carrying you.
Dude, seriously... you came to the internet to misread the OP, insinuated that a stranger who you hardly know is gay (a poor interpretation of my sexuality at that), and accused one's mother of partaking in illegal drug use while being pregnant over 20 years ago.

Keep posting, Alice Cooper. Keep posting.

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innermargin wrote:
Alice Cooper wrote:Dude, seriously...you came to the internet to figure out whether or not to put your middle initial on your business card? Do you know how gay that is? Why can't you decide on an interest payment schedule? Are you the one buying  the bonds? Isn't that something that the client is supposed to choose? You were born in the mid 1980's, so I'm guessing your mommy might have been doing X while carrying you.
Dude, seriously... you came to the internet to misread the OP, insinuated that a stranger who you hardly know is gay (a poor interpretation of my sexuality at that), and accused one's mother of partaking in illegal drug use while being pregnant over 20 years ago.

Keep posting, Alice Cooper. Keep posting.

It wasn't illegal when you were born. The rest is correct.

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This is the gayest question I've ever read.  I'd go with your full middle name - or maybe your first and middle initial would work too.Let us know when you want to pick our toilet paper!

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What the hell kind of people are you hiring over there Spiff? This has got to be someone pretending to work at Jones. No one is that stupid.

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Alice Cooper wrote: innermargin wrote: Alice Cooper wrote:Dude, seriously...you came to the internet to figure out whether or not to put your middle initial on your business card? Do you know how gay that is? Why can't you decide on an interest payment schedule? Are you the one buying  the bonds? Isn't that something that the client is supposed to choose? You were born in the mid 1980's, so I'm guessing your mommy might have been doing X while carrying you. Dude, seriously... you came to the internet to misread the OP, insinuated that a stranger who you hardly know is gay (a poor interpretation of my sexuality at that), and accused one's mother of partaking in illegal drug use while being pregnant over 20 years ago.Keep posting, Alice Cooper. Keep posting.It wasn't illegal when you were born. The rest is correct.
 
 

Alice Cooper, you are starting to creep me out a little buddy.  First, you spent your weekend researching all my registered rep posts to get to know me a little better.  Then you accuse me of being a “pole smoker”.  However, I noticed you accuse most guys on this site as being homosexual.  Is this your way of finding out who swings your way hoping they will send you a PM hoping to hook up at a local truck stop in your hodunk town in <?: prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Arkansas?  Well, sorry to disappoint you but I’m not into guys, or tranny’s or whatever you are these days.  Enjoy your insurance salesman job in hodunkville putting little old ladies in 20 year surrender EIA.  Must be nice to spend your day on registered rep instead of being productive. 
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PS, thanks for saying you don’t believe my career achievements, makes me feel good I have accomplished enough at age 27 that it is almost hard for you to believe!!

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LA Broker wrote:Alice Cooper wrote: innermargin wrote: Alice Cooper wrote:Dude, seriously...you came to the internet to figure out whether or not to put your middle initial on your business card? Do you know how gay that is? Why can't you decide on an interest payment schedule? Are you the one buying  the bonds? Isn't that something that the client is supposed to choose? You were born in the mid 1980's, so I'm guessing your mommy might have been doing X while carrying you. Dude, seriously... you came to the internet to misread the OP, insinuated that a stranger who you hardly know is gay (a poor interpretation of my sexuality at that), and accused one's mother of partaking in illegal drug use while being pregnant over 20 years ago.Keep posting, Alice Cooper. Keep posting.It wasn't illegal when you were born. The rest is correct.
 
 

Alice Cooper, you are starting to creep me out a little buddy.  First, you spent your weekend researching all my registered rep posts to get to know me a little better.  Then you accuse me of being a “pole smoker”.  However, I noticed you accuse most guys on this site as being homosexual.  Is this your way of finding out who swings your way hoping they will send you a PM hoping to hook up at a local truck stop in your hodunk town in Arkansas?  Well, sorry to disappoint you but I’m not into guys, or tranny’s or whatever you are these days.  Enjoy your insurance salesman job in hodunkville putting little old ladies in 20 year surrender EIA.  Must be nice to spend your day on registered rep instead of being productive. 
 
PS, thanks for saying you don’t believe my career achievements, makes me feel good I have accomplished enough at age 27 that it is almost hard for you to believe!!I believe your career achievements. I just don't believe your version of them. You are a proven liar. We all know that.

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LA Broker wrote:Alice Cooper wrote: innermargin wrote: Alice Cooper wrote:Dude, seriously...you came to the internet to figure out whether or not to put your middle initial on your business card? Do you know how gay that is? Why can't you decide on an interest payment schedule? Are you the one buying  the bonds? Isn't that something that the client is supposed to choose? You were born in the mid 1980's, so I'm guessing your mommy might have been doing X while carrying you. Dude, seriously... you came to the internet to misread the OP, insinuated that a stranger who you hardly know is gay (a poor interpretation of my sexuality at that), and accused one's mother of partaking in illegal drug use while being pregnant over 20 years ago.Keep posting, Alice Cooper. Keep posting.It wasn't illegal when you were born. The rest is correct.
 
 

Alice Cooper, you are starting to creep me out a little buddy.  First, you spent your weekend researching all my registered rep posts to get to know me a little better.  Then you accuse me of being a “pole smoker”.  However, I noticed you accuse most guys on this site as being homosexual.  Is this your way of finding out who swings your way hoping they will send you a PM hoping to hook up at a local truck stop in your hodunk town in Arkansas?  Well, sorry to disappoint you but I’m not into guys, or tranny’s or whatever you are these days.  Enjoy your insurance salesman job in hodunkville putting little old ladies in 20 year surrender EIA.  Must be nice to spend your day on registered rep instead of being productive. 
 
PS, thanks for saying you don’t believe my career achievements, makes me feel good I have accomplished enough at age 27 that it is almost hard for you to believe!!For the sake of fairness and accuracy, he tells about half of guys that they're gay. The other half he tells to kill themselves.

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makes me feel good I have accomplished enough at age 27 that it is almost hard for you to believe!

Not almost. We just don't believe you.

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Moraen wrote:What the hell kind of people are you hiring over there Spiff? This has got to be someone pretending to work at Jones. No one is that stupid.
 
I don't make the calls.  If this guy does work for Jones, he might not very long.  Those names come off the doors pretty easily, so I think I'd add the middle initial just to make it a little harder for the next guy. 
 
inner - seriously, you came on here to ask a question like that?  And I was just starting to get some people on here to believe that we actually hire intelligent people.  Now I'm going to have to start all over.  Do yourself a favor.  Forget this site exists until you hit Seg 3 and are on your way to Seg 4.  Just think that for every 5 minutes you're here you could be making a phone call that could change your career or make your numbers for the month. 
 
 

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1900 posts is a lot of phone calls

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innermargin newbie,
 
Spiff has obviously done the work that allows him the time to come post to this site.  Especially 1900 posts.  Holy crap what does it take to get the fourth star?  You should take his advice seriously and only look at this site after 10 p.m., after you have done all your paperwork and thank you notes.

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innermargin wrote:1900 posts is a lot of phone calls Let's just say my Jones pin has a couple of diamonds on it. 
 
Get back to work.  You're dragging down my LP returns. 

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Spaceman Spiff wrote:innermargin wrote:1900 posts is a lot of phone calls Let's just say my Jones pin has a couple of diamonds on it. 
 
Get back to work.  You're dragging down my LP returns. Lets just say Spiff's bedpost has a few notches on it from his younger days as well now back to work.

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