This is in response to Rossmedia thread which states: "I was hired 8 months ago as a prop trader at the Santa Monica office. I was told explicitly there would be absolutely no money down. I took the 7 and 55..passed the first time. Got ready to go to work and was asked for $3,000 or I wouldn't trade. Worldco Santa Monica and the guy who runs the office is a fraud. No matter what they tell you in the interview..run for your life and the life of your money if they want to hire you." Mr. Ross (I will call you dennis for short) i'm not quite sure what you were told at time of hire by Worldco and Yes it sounds like you were the victim of major misunderstanding. To be upset becuase of this, I think anyone would understand your point. Now, let's chat a bit about your " the guy who runs the office is a fraud" comment. The guy who runs this office is one of the best traders on Wall street and definetley the best on the west coast. Anyone in the industry will vouch for this, even guys who do not know him know of his reputation in the field. I also happen to know Todd C. personally the guy who hired you at Andover/Assent. He is a FAILED worldco traders. Taht's right a Failed trader. He hit my boss for over 45K in losses. My boss trying to be nice kept him around paid for all sorts of stuff for him while incurring his huge losses.. Such as rent, food ect.... Mr ross a great question to ask yourself when getting hired at a firm is "how much money has the guy made who is hiring/teaching me" Ask for his most recent K-1 statement.. I'm positive you failed to do that otherwise you would not be associated with them. The head traders of your group Todd C, Andrew L. and Peter K. are all failed worldco traders; sources say they have a combined total of almost 100K in losses... That right in losses.. But hey do not take my word for it, ask them!!!!! Ask them for there K-1's or better yet ask Todd C. for any Worldco check stubs in his name... I hate to be the barer of bad news to you Mr. Ross but your little team over there is the laugh of Wall street.