Well as promised this week I have some news. The reason I added the "sort of" to the title is because I am no longer sure the news really is that big. I say this because a comment on last week's blog was comparing my supposed news to my upcoming marriage or the possibility of a pregnancy. Let me clear the the air right now. My future wife is NOT pregnant.
Now, on to the news. I got a new job. Seeing as how this new job will be only my third professional, career type job, I thought it qualified as pretty big news. Anyways, my new job is at BMO Investorline. For the purposes of my American readers I allow me to go off topic a bit.
In the US, basically any group of people with a pot of money can get together and decide to open a bank. Conversely up here north of the border there are essentially only a few banks. These banks are known as the Big five Banks. They are (in order of market capitalization)
* Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Financial Group)
* Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank Financial Group)
* Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank)
* Bank of Montreal (BMO Financial Group)
* Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
So as you can imagine, because there are essentially only five real banks in the country they are among the largest employers in the country. I should note that there are technically other banks but they are so much smaller than the big five I won't bother to mention them.
Anyways one of my new years resolutions was to be more aggressive with regards to my career so, I think this fulfills that requirement.
I will give a more detailed break down on why I decided to leave and what my last days at Wunderman were like in the next post. I can't do it now because my last official day at Wunderman isn't until March 20th. I tried to be a professional as possible so I am actually giving them almost three weeks notice. Short of not quitting at all I don't think there is any more I could do.
Next Week... Why I left Wunderman and the advantages of BMO