Occupy protester ‘sells out’ with Wall Street job

AN Occupy Wall Street protester has landed a job... in an investment firm on Wall Street.

Tracy Postert was at the Occupy Wall Street site at Zuccotti Park holding up signs that read: “Reagan Sucks” and “I Vote After the Revolution.”

Then she decided to make a change in strategy. She made a new sign that read, “Ph.D. Biomedical Scientist seeking full-time employment.” On the back it said: “Ask Me for My Resume.”

This caught the attention of Wayne Kaufmann, a financial analyst, who had to walk by the protest encampment every day on his way to work. Intrigued by the Postert’s sign, he took a resume and proceeded on.

The next day, Kaufman emailed Postert to have her come into his firm, John Thomas Financial Brokerage for an interview.

In due course she was offered a job as a junior financial analyst specialising in medical companies. The starting pay is low, but in time she could earn six figures. Training in financial analysis is included.

No doubt many of Postert’s fellow occupiers will sneer at her for selling out and taking money from an evil Wall Street firm. Postert herself confessed to reservations, but the rent does not pay itself, after all, especially in New York.

Tracy has spent 15 days occupying Wall Street — protesting and fighting for the 99% while she wasunemployed.

“I was here to support the young people that were here that were having trouble finding jobs and paying loans.

She said: “Technically I’ll still be part of the 99% until I earn $400,000 (€300,000).”

Her new boss, the chief executive of John Thomas Financial Brokerage, Thomas Belesis, could barely contain his delight.

“She was ranting about Wall Street, and now she’s working on Wall Street. Banks are not so bad. I hope we have opened her eyes,” he said.


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