Forum Post: Perhaps Obvious Change of Location?
Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 27, 2011, 3:24 p.m. EST by Furb
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I don't get it.. pretty much all of the banks are headquartered in midtown (From 46th-58th on Park Avenue -- with the exception of Goldman which is downtown on the west side-- away from wall street). Why don't you guys actually protest in front of the institutions you are supposed to be protesting?
I think Javier suggested this on a different thread:
We can have activists target banks like JPMorganChase, Citibank, and Bank of America. Have a dozen or so people enter each bank and ask to open up checking accounts, sign up for credit cards ask for information on special offers, etc. Be sure to have everyone ask lots of questions. After each activist has dragged this out for as long as possible, stand up, say you're not interested, and walk out.
The goal here is to take up as much of the bank staff's time as possible, to drain their productivity, prevent other people from signing up for new accounts, and generally cause as much chaos as possible - and doing it all in a perfectly legal way.
To have an effect this would have to be planned out and coordinated. Activists could switch between banks or branches and should ideally enter one at a time. Individuals participating should be well-dressed and presentable and honestly look interested in the various financial instruments for sale.
Look, investment banks don't actually have banks in their HQ. Also, none of those processes you mentioned really takes place via person-to-person interactions inside branches it's typically outsourced once you fill out some forms. So, actually going into a bank branch and filling out paperwork to "drain... productivity" seems like a really dumb way to protest...
Goldman would be a pretty good start. Watch this. About 1/2 way in it gets pretty extraordinary: http://youtu.be/lqN3amj6AcE
The world is exposed anyhow. These issues are secondary now I think (unless you need to relocate).
they aren't allowed to get near them.