I hate banks. 

I especially hate my old bank I’m transitioning away from. 

They’re the worst lot of penny-pinching, short-termed thinking, “We’re only following the crowd even though we’ve received bigger profits than ever before thanks to our minisculely small interest rates we pay and the excessive and exorbitant fees we collect.  And we’re rated Canada’s most respected corporation.  (tee hee!)”

No, they’re probably not the worst, I consider them amongst a lot of equally corrupt and evil-at-the-corps corporations.  (I will say, I’ve had much better success at TD Canada Trust so far, but I went to a branch where they got to know me personally.  So long as you’re a number - and banks LOVE keeping you as numbers - you are nothing more than a bother they have to spend time fleecing.) 

So last week I stumble across this thread on a Vancouver forum asking about former Royal Bank employees.  Seems it isn’t so rosy on the other side of the plexiglass either.  My favourites: 

7/23/2005 8:54:09 PM

”… I worked there a few years ago & had a psyco workoholic manager- I was home sick and this person was driving up and down my street looking at my house.. what the hell, when I returned to work I asked her about it and she was telling me that she was dropping something off for a client & was looking for an address. WHAT A FREAK!…”


Posted - 7/24/2005 9:50:18 AM

”…Its funny that RBC is adamant about getting a good reference fromy uor employee..becoz i’m currently a csr (3rd year in), and want to go back to school for a masters, and RBC says it has a policy about not giving any references or recommendation letters - all they give is a confirmation of employement…”

And, my absolute favourite:

Posted - 8/7/2005 9:28:52 PM

“Wow, I don’t kow what I am getting into. I start training in 2 weeks. Should I go. The only reason I want to go is because my trainer is HOT! Her name is Andrea and she has a body to die for (full 38DDs!!!). Sorry for being a pig, but I can’t get her out of my mind. Maybe, I’ll just go through the training and then quit.”

This concludes today’s lesson on why banks suck.  What ever happened to trying to give the best customer service, giving your clients the best advice possible, and just plain doing a better job than your competition?

Oh yeah.  They’re too busy stuffing ballet boxes about how much they respect each other.