Just started the paid portion of my studies with Edward Jones yesterday. Here are some issues that I feel already.I understand the numbers game when it comes to cold calling. I believe that it is a model that can produce great results even though it can be incredibly difficult at times. My main concern with Jones so far is that HR should not be a numbers game. Although cold calling does not worry me in the slightest, I worry that one could be axed for a slight downturn in productivity, since a new FA is on the way to take your spot. The lack of technology- I just received my company laptop which was nothing more than a rock slab and a peice of chalk, and a printer that still has all the holes along the sides of the paper. The last and final issue I feel right now is the $65k fee that looms over my head. Is this not an incentive to be fired from poor performance instead of generating a ton of assets and leaving to work elsewhere? I don't intend on leaving anytime soon, but eh, I'd rather not feel caged in either.I understand the Kool Aid bit. I just wish that I could sip it casually with some rye whiskey and not be reminded that it was going to kill me.