Are You Too Good for Wells Fargo?

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Just had this forwarded to me...apparently, some student felt that Wells Fargo was "creeping" his accounts and first sent them this:

From: XXX
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2013 1:59 AM
To: XXXX
Subject: Not Interested
Hi,
Currently NOT interested in the Securities Analyst Program. Please stop creeping on my accounts.
Cordially,
XXXXXX

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...and then he sent this gem a few hours later:

From: XXX
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2013 5:27 AM
To: XXX
Subject: Disregard My Application
Dear XXXX,
After thinking it over I would like to disregard my application I sent this past week out for recruitment for Wells Fargo securities. Looking at my resume again I realize I can do way way better than Wells Fargo and I don't want to settle for less. Please don't take it personally. Thanks for your time. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday.
Cordially,
XXXX

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Is there no common sense left in all of humanity? Please, without fail, EVERY SINGLE YEAR we have at least one of these complete boneheaded moves...and what's with the time. 2am and 5:30am? Was he just wasted?

I guess maybe I should be surprised there isn't more of this?

-Patrick

Comments (71)

Nov 25, 2013

Why black out the name? This guy doesn't deserve any job. Wells is very solid.

"Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

Nov 25, 2013

I really hope that this was his roommate's messing with him after he left his laptop open. Can you imagine if WF was his dream shop and he found out they did that to him? Otherwise, he is a colossal douchecanoe.

Nov 25, 2013

What a fucking jackass

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Nov 25, 2013

Give me his name, I'll call them up and let them know I can take his place.

Nov 25, 2013

People still use "cordially" as a sign-off?
Google cache of some redacted comments on the Dealbreaker post (http://dealbreaker.com/2013/11/applicant-formerly-...) tells you his name and school, lol.

Currently: future psychiatrist (med school =P)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

Nov 25, 2013

I just sent an app in at GS. Gonna email them after 20 beers tonight and let em know they aren't good enough for me.

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Nov 25, 2013

Whoops replied to you duff

Another thread on WSO with the name, plus Business Insider seems to have some more emails of possibly the same person.

http://www.businessinsider.com/email-calls-wells-f...

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/lmfao-check-...

Nov 26, 2013

The emails in the business insider post are gold!

Nov 25, 2013

What is "creeping" on your account? Looking at his LinkedIn?

Nov 25, 2013

The writer must go to an Ivy League school.

Nov 25, 2013
jmayhem:

The writer must go to an Ivy League school.

False. Let's play 20 questions and see if you can guess.

Nov 25, 2013

University of Texas

Nov 25, 2013

wonder if he's a WSO'er

Nov 25, 2013

I got the fwd this morning. Wasn't surprised it made it here by the end of the day. What a jerk...

Nov 25, 2013

Wow, considering I live in eastern Europe and would give my left nut to get a shot at a shop like Wells Fargo, this guy is an utter lunatic with a serious ego problem. Hopefully he gets blacklisted on The Street after pulling a stunt like this.

Nov 25, 2013

uses "cordially" = takes it up the ass

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Nov 25, 2013

Wow. Where do these people come from? IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!!!!!

Nov 25, 2013

This even made it to London. Can you imagine being the parents that paid for this guys education?

Nov 25, 2013

He's a UT guy.

Nov 25, 2013

people like jeff chiang is what the subprime is in trouble

Nov 25, 2013

What does UT do to turn out fucking weirdos like this

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Nov 25, 2013

This guy's email chain started flying around the office this morning. We were all talking about how long it would take before it showed up on WSO.

I do not know how many times I have heard it, but the whole adage of "Don't put anything in an email you would not be comfortable with being published in the WSJ" really rings true.

The funny thing is that every other UT kid who interviews for a job this recruiting season is going to have to spend 5-10 minutes of every interview answering whether or not they know this douche. Word to the wise for UT students: have a good story or funny anecdote about this tool ready to go. It will get the interview off to a good start.......

Nov 25, 2013

East 6th street

Nov 25, 2013
shorttheworld:

East 6th street

Sans Parkside

Nov 25, 2013

Lol employers do this to students all the time, but when a student does it to an employer everyone is out to kill the guy

Nov 25, 2013
c4td0g:

Lol employers do this to students all the time, but when a student does it to an employer everyone is out to kill the guy

You MAD? Welcome to the real world.

Nov 25, 2013

Damn, Wells Fargo is my dream.

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Nov 25, 2013

Analysts these days...

PE is the new black.

Nov 25, 2013

Why waste your time with an analyst role at a respected bank when you probably have an amazing idea for a start-up like sewing a pocket into a pillow case to put your phone in it at night?

Nov 25, 2013

Amazing how some kids who have never accomplished anything significant in their lives think so highly of themselves. Unless you're Carl Icahn, you can't say shit like this to a company

Nov 25, 2013

Where do I sign up to replace him?

Nov 25, 2013

This guy doesn't deserve anything after writing something like that. What a twat. I'm really sick of this type of attitude. Also...he used "creeping" in a professional email? Really? What are you, a middle school cheerleader?

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

Nov 25, 2013

I bet this dude has Asperger's or something --- I can't imagine that someone would be so out of touch.

Please don't quote Patrick Bateman.

Nov 25, 2013

the boners email guy is different from the UT guy. went to a state school on the west coast. these emails quickly made their way into our entire analyst/ associate staff's inboxes. needless to say both of their names are out there and neither will be getting a job any time soon.

Nov 25, 2013

Anyone have the original emails?

"The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets."

-John D. Rockefeller

Nov 25, 2013

My understanding of this was that the "too good for WFC" email came first, then the "stop creeping" email came late that night (someone timestamped it wrong, per Dealbreaker) after he noticed tons of people visiting his LNKD page.

Either way this is awesome, but personally think the boners/douchers kid was more ridiculous because of how bro he thought he was with some randoms that quickly.

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Nov 25, 2013

Yet another classic.

Nov 25, 2013

whats the boners/douchers kid?

"The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter"

Nov 25, 2013

As a non target senior that broke into IBD (WFC, RBC, Jefco), I know personally how hard it was to break into banking. Banks like WFC wouldn't give me the time of day and I busted my ass just to get that offer. I personally know tons of people who tried their best but could not get into banking, even from target schools. From all of this, I can definitely say that it is a privilege to work at a bank like WFC. You don't deserve shit, no matter how good you are.

Good for him I say. There are tons of other deserving people out there that can take his spot. We don't even know if this kid was good, he probably only had OCR and felt above some banks once he had meetings with the GS's of the world and took the "slander to look cool" approach. He can do plenty of other things with his life other than working in banking. I hope he learns his lesson but I am hoping he does not work in the financial services industry.

It takes shit like this for people to get their heads straight. I did not get an offer from JPM/MS/GS and I am sure there are many people that have the chance to recruit at these phenomenal banks; however, I hope a story like this can humble those people up if they think similar to this nutjob. You are not bigger than the largest bank on earth. You are not bigger than a 2 man boutique while you are in college. Plus, WFC is doing great as a bank. Seeing that he will get no offers, let alone interviews, I am sure that working at WFC out of graduation looks extremely enticing to him now.

Only in America...

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Nov 25, 2013

What a dumbass. There is no way any person could send an email like this in a serious way.

Blackout emailing Wells Fargo sounds more reasonable. On that note, that must have been fun to wake up to...

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

Nov 25, 2013

Jeez these kids have tons of attitude.

Nov 25, 2013

this got forwarded to me earlier today. kid's at a lower end semi-target. kid's apparently a "President and Portfolio Manager" of his alternative investments club at his school. i checked facebook and this "club" only has 12 likes. i've made facebook posts about my bowel movements that have gotten more likes than his "club"...

Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

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Nov 26, 2013

Sayandarula, just so you know, UT Austin is not a "lower end semi-target". The current senior class sent 3 kids to GS NY, 2 to EVR M&A NY, and 1 to BX M&A, not to name the other 25 UT sent to banks in Houston. Just wanted to make sure you knew what you were talking about when you tried to bash the school.

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Nov 26, 2013

(3+2+1+25)/4,438 = 0.7%

I know you are just defending your undergrad institution and I think McCombs is a great school, but there really wasn't any "bashing" going on with that description.

Nov 26, 2013

fair enough man. when i said "lower end" i meant lower on the US News rankings. if it makes you feel any better i went to a "lower end" non-target... better ranking than UTA, but no recruitment from major banks.

Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

Nov 26, 2013

I've seen a handful UT kids at other BBs in NY as well. Curious though - there was no intern from UT at BX M&A this summer. Anyone know where he/she lateraled from?

Nov 26, 2013

email made it to HK today, this kid is internationally famous now.

Nov 26, 2013
Nov 26, 2013

This definitely strikes me as someone leaving their laptop unlocked or a prank gone way too far. Sucks to be that kid.

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

Nov 26, 2013

PM me if you want the kid's resume. I feel it needs to get out there so this monster d-bag does not get a job this summer.

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Nov 26, 2013

I've been in NYC a couple times over the past month to network with various alumni and random people who were willing to talk to me. Met with a WF guy on a whim (had to rearrange meetings and was left with 3 hours of free space) and he was really helpful and seemed to like me and said he would push my resume along (after looking at it in person). Emailed him my resume after I got home and then he told me I had barely missed the non-target "write-in" deadline.

Haha I was pretty mad at myself for not reaching out earlier, I would have just loved the opportunity to apply/interview at WF.

Nov 26, 2013

No one hacks your account to email a recruiter "bro"

Nov 26, 2013

BX was at Lazard NY. Mccombs places a number of kids in NY. What the person above listed was correct, GS fig, GS TMT, another gs ny, BX, 2 or 3 at Evercore, and then at least 3 at each top bb in houston. It's a big school and not hard to get into so not surprised that so many embarrassments graduate from there, but it is definitely not a reflection of the school.

Also got the kids resume, it's no good.

Nov 26, 2013

Got around our office too.. Let's just say he's in deep trouble

Nov 26, 2013

How do we know his email account wasn't hacked? This email doesn't makes sense to me. Someone pulled a bad joke on this guy, that's my impression.

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Nov 26, 2013

Usually when my email account is hacked, I send out a message from another email saying, "Please disregard all emails I've sent in the past X days, my email was hacked." It's usually pretty obvious when your account is compromised.

Currently: future psychiatrist (med school =P)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

Nov 26, 2013

If I was running the UT career center, I would go medieval on that kid's ass.

Please don't quote Patrick Bateman.

Nov 26, 2013

Prestige Economics has to be a subsidiary of Prestige Worldwide

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Nov 26, 2013

Got around our office too.. Let's just say he's in "deep trouble"
Haha, might need to coin that

Nov 26, 2013

This guy got hacked. I have verified this statement. Whoever, did this ruthless act wants to ruin this guy's career.

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Nov 26, 2013

No way his account was hacked. He's a moron and realized he made a complete idiot of himself.

Nov 26, 2013

you are free to believe what you want to believe but i will not be silent in hiding the truth. His email was compromised and before he knew it all of wall street turned against him.

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Nov 26, 2013

^ [Redacted] is dat you?

Nov 26, 2013

IT Admin...strong username to real name ratio?

Nov 26, 2013

Wow, WF isn't getting much love these days; another email:

http://dealbreaker.com/2013/11/wells-fargo-not-a-h...

Nov 26, 2013

His account was not hacked. Some folks sent some corroborating emails and even a text message he sent to a girl who works at WFC from a few months back.

Remember, there was not just the initial email but also the follow-ups.

Nov 27, 2013

After thinking about it, I don't understand how his account could have been hacked. That means that not only his email must have been hacked by that 1) the hacker must of known he applied to Wells, and 2) the hacker must have gotten on his LinkedIn or something to see the plenty of views and send that last email...otherwise that's just random.

I suppose it is a possibility but I got the emails he had sent some analysts at a different bank as well as messages and texts that he sent other students, as well as his YouTube comments/etc. Seems like the email is something he would send.

Nov 27, 2013
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Nov 27, 2013