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DawnT

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Wells Fargo Sun, 09/2/12 9:34 PM (permalink)
 
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    MikeS.

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    Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 1:14 AM (permalink)
    What a crock.
     
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      mar52

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      Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 1:37 AM (permalink)
      It's scum like this thief that are a cancer to the entire banking system. It's people like him who are to blame for tanking the economy. Good thing they terminated him and all the rest of his ilk.
       
      Maybe now the bank CEOs will have the freedom to worry about important things, like increasing their bonuses.  This termination is guaranteed to help all of us.
       
      Shame on them.
       
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        DawnT

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        Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 2:19 AM (permalink)
        To me, this smells with an underhanded way to get out of paying a higher, tenured salary and retirement benefits on a long term employee who's number was going to be up soon.
         
         
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          ScreamingChicken

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          Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 12:48 PM (permalink)
          Even though he meets the criteria for termination I'm really surprised it's an automatic job action and not reviewable.  It looks bad for WF but I can believe that no one thought of his particular combination of circumstances.
           
          Nevertheless, I have expressed my indignation by rebooking my cross-country trip on a different stagecoach line.
           
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            BuddyRoadhouse

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            Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 1:15 PM (permalink)
            I admire a man with a social conscience.
             
            Buddy
             
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              mayor al

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              Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 5:24 PM (permalink)
              Maybe it is just me, I am having a hard time sorting out the 'tongue-in-cheek' comments from the angry retorts.
               
              I banked with Wells Fargo for 20 years before I retired...We have no Wells Fargo Banking Centers in Southern Indiana...so, while I do maintain a retirement account with them, I have not stepped foot in a WF building since 2000.  I don't think this has anything to do with the attitude of the public concerning the incident described, but I just wanted you all to know that my money will remain in the Wells Fargo Account, and I hope the guy gets his full retirement benefits after all the various parties sort out the 'fluff' from the 'Stuff'.
               
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                Davydd

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                Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 5:51 PM (permalink)
                I see government regulation and intrusion. The situation seems very similar to school zero tolerance policies. Government has hamstrung common sense. You can bet behind the scenes some government lawyer and/or regulator may have threatened to take Wells Fargo to court, and there are probably a lot of Wells Fargo execs equally upset over this.
                 
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                  Foodbme

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                  Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 7:54 PM (permalink)
                  Don't blame WF---Blame the FEDS. I'm sure if WF did not release him and the Feds came in and audited their records, WF would have been hit with a severe penalty. As the article says, WF is working on getting him re-employed.
                  You can tell WF is not happy about it based on the tone of the quote from the WF spokesperson.
                   
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                    Hot Dog Empire

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                    Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 9:03 PM (permalink)
                    mar52


                    It's scum like this thief that are a cancer to the entire banking system. It's people like him who are to blame for tanking the economy. Good thing they terminated him and all the rest of his ilk. Maybe now the bank CEOs will have the freedom to worry about important things, like increasing their bonuses.  This termination is guaranteed to help all of us.

                    Shame on them.

                    Really?   REALLY?  A guy puts a fake dime into a washer decades ago and you want to blame him for the economy? I cant tell if this is sarcasm or if it's a true thought out comment (as best as the poster could put together).
                     
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                      starfire62

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                      Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 10:35 PM (permalink)
                      maybe they should run background checks on all our politicians and we'll see how many of them stay in office after the checks,
                       
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                        carolina bob

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                        Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 10:44 PM (permalink)
                        Hot Dog Empire


                        mar52


                        It's scum like this thief that are a cancer to the entire banking system. It's people like him who are to blame for tanking the economy. Good thing they terminated him and all the rest of his ilk. Maybe now the bank CEOs will have the freedom to worry about important things, like increasing their bonuses.  This termination is guaranteed to help all of us.

                        Shame on them.

                        Really?   REALLY?  A guy puts a fake dime into a washer decades ago and you want to blame him for the economy? I cant tell if this is sarcasm or if it's a true thought out comment (as best as the poster could put together).

                         
                        Obviously this is sarcasm. The comment about increasing their bonuses makes that very clear.
                         
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                          mar52

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                          Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 11:12 PM (permalink)
                          Hot Dog Empire


                          mar52


                          It's scum like this thief that are a cancer to the entire banking system. It's people like him who are to blame for tanking the economy. Good thing they terminated him and all the rest of his ilk. Maybe now the bank CEOs will have the freedom to worry about important things, like increasing their bonuses.  This termination is guaranteed to help all of us.

                          Shame on them.

                          Really?   REALLY?  A guy puts a fake dime into a washer decades ago and you want to blame him for the economy? I cant tell if this is sarcasm or if it's a true thought out comment (as best as the poster could put together).


                          Hot Dog Empire:   REALLY?
                           
                          Sarcasm 101.... read above
                           
                          PS:  Thanks, Bob!
                          <message edited by mar52 on Mon, 09/3/12 11:13 PM>
                           
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                            DawnT

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                            Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 11:37 PM (permalink)
                            If he's suing them as part of a class action suit, I seriously doubt they're trying to reinstate him. I haven't read any other accounts, but they aren't specifically speaking about reinstatement of his previous job, just working with the gov't to review his so-called record of financial crime. I'm sure their if it were so, their PR people would be forcing the issue in communications to the press that they were doing all they could to get him back. This is a PR nightmare and believe me, if it were so, that would be target message they would be getting out rather then the "we had no choice" message.
                             
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                              Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle

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                              Re:Wells Fargo Mon, 09/3/12 11:58 PM (permalink)
                              The government wouldn't have cared about this guy. Wells Fargo made a show of this to demonstrate what it wants to portray as the foolishness of the regs. This is all on WF's head, not the feds, and anyway, you can be sure this will all work out in the employee's favor once WF's point is made and the public attention turns elsewhere.
                               
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                                Michael Hoffman

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                                Re:Wells Fargo Tue, 09/4/12 7:52 AM (permalink)
                                It's a crying shame this was turned into a political thread.
                                 
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                                  plb

                                  Re:Wells Fargo Tue, 09/4/12 9:33 AM (permalink)
                                  DawnT


                                  To me, this smells with an underhanded way to get out of paying a higher, tenured salary and retirement benefits on a long term employee who's number was going to be up soon.


                                   
                                  Bank employees are tenured?
                                  If someone is fired they will not earn additional retirement credits, but they can not be denied credits they have already accrued.

                                   
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