I started with EJ 6 months ago. A couple of weeks in I chose my location out of 6 in roughly the same area. A week after I was getting angry calls from an FA who didn't like my choice because it was too close to her office. Then a few days after that I received a call from locations suggesting I go to a new location, one they hadn't given me before but was recommended by a senior FA. After consulting with my RL I was persuaded that it was best for everyone that I take this newly created location for my prospecting. A week later 2 senior FAs in the city interrupt a training meeting to show me a map with areas highlighted - basically carving up the area I was told to take and giving me the worst parts of it while they claimed the rest. I was frustrated and called the GP of locations and asked to be given my original selection back because it was the better of the two and if I was going to have reps cutting me out of the best parts of this new location then I would rather have my first choice. He agreed, saying as several other EJ HQ folks along the way had told me - This isn't the Jones way. Then the RL tells me only a week before I go into actual prodcution that I should go back to that second choice with the carved out map. I agreed only to consider it. I would receive calls every week from the reps in the area telling me to get out of the area I was in because it wasn't available anymore and insisting that I couldn't even follow up with my prospects because I shouldn't have been allowed out there to begin with.Just a couple of weeks ago I receive a call from Locations telling me I HAVE to go back to my first choice because one of the senior FA's and the RL decided to "control the growth" in that city and make that whole section of the city unavailable for new FA's. So I'm back at this second location trying to prospect when a 4 year FA calls me into his office to discuss where I've been and ends up shouting and making threats because I was too close to his office, even though the contested area is within a mile of the intersection I was told I HAD to take. I called Human Resources and was AGAIN told that this wasn't the Jones way and that reps don't have protected areas and can't tell a new FA where they can and can't knock. But, that I should just stay out of this rep's area so that we can all get along. So far the only one who has suffered is me. I have prospects on two different areas of town, work in a city where the senior FA's resent me, and can't prospect without someone complaining about it behind my back. What I want to know is what's my recourse? If this isn't the firm's way, and it isn't supposed to be happening why is it being allowed? It's hard enough to prospect and grow a business without being pushed in every direction by other FA's in the area. I'm exceding expectations but developing a bad attitude.