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Wall Street Occupier Finds Alternative to Whining



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The Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt features a look at the GOP electorate’s definition of “acceptable,” an examination of the fogotten war, the forgotten victory, and perhaps the forgotten blown victory in Iraq, and then this tidbit of news from the Occupy Wall Street protests . . .

Occupy Wall Street Protester Gets Job . . . Film at 11!

Something of a happy story, so far:

Down-on-her-luck protester Tracy Postert spent 15 days washing sidewalks and making sandwiches at Zuccotti Park — then landed a dream job at a Financial District investment firm thanks to a high-powered passer-by who offered her work.

“I never thought I would be doing this,’’ Postert admitted to The Post.

The Upper West Sider, who has a Ph.D. in biomedical science specializing in pharmacology, was unemployed and had all but given up on finding work in her preferred field of academia when she joined the movement in October.

She held signs that read, “Reagan [crude euphemism for stinks],” and, “I’ll vote after the revolution.”

But she said she still needed to get a real job. So she made a new sign.

On the front, she wrote, “Ph.D. Biomedical Scientist seeking full time employment,” and on the back, “Ask me for my resume.”

It caught the eye of Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst for John Thomas Financial Brokerage. The exec wasn’t looking to hire, but he took Postert’s résumé anyway.

That was Oct. 22, Postert’s Day 10 as an Occupier.

The next day, Kaufman, impressed by her CV, sent her an e-mail asking if she’d like to come for an interview.

I don’t mean to rain on Postert’s parade, but Ronald Reagan has been dead since 2004. Her age in the article is only listed as ‘in her 30s’ but there’s a good chance he was out of office when she was in grade school. Holding up a “Reagan [crude euphemism for stinks]” in response to a current inability to find a job makes about as much sense as a “David Hasselhoff [crude euphemism for stinks]” (and the former Michael Knight and “Baywatch” star also believes he deserves credit for ending the Cold War).

(That’s right. I hassled the Hoff. What are you going to do about it?)

Ed Driscoll: “Wall Street hiring someone who despises Republicans? Oh sure, like that’ll ever happen. Next, you’ll be telling me that gambling is going on at Rick’s Cafe.”

The Jammie Wearing Fool scoffs, “She’ll probably wind up getting death threats from her former ‘Occupy’ pals. Yet let this be a lesson to the protesters. If you have actual skills and clean up well, you too can find a job in America. They ought to try it sometime.”


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