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Jim Young (Character)
from Boiler Room (2000)

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Boiler Room (2000)
Jim Young: [to the new recruits] And there is no such thing as a no sale call. A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can't. Either way a sale is made, the only question is who is gonna close? You or him? Now be relentless, that's it, I'm done.

Jim Young: [to the new recruits] They say money can't buy happiness? Look at the fucking smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby.

Jim Young: [to the new recruits] Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn't fucking have any.

Jim Young: [to the new recruits] There's an important phrase that we use here, and think it's time that you all learned it. Act as if. You understand what that means? Act as if you are the fucking President of this firm. Act as if you got a 9" cock. Okay? Act as if.

Jim Young: [to the new recruits] You Want details? Fine. I drive a Ferrari, 355 Cabriolet, What's up? I have a ridiculous house in the South Fork. I have every toy you could possibly imagine. And best of all kids, I am liquid.

Jim Young: [to the new recruits] You become an employee of this firm, you will make your first million within three years. I'm gonna repeat that - you will make a million dollars.

Jim Young: [Pitching to the new recruits] There is no question whether you'll become a millionaire. The only question is how many times over. You think I'm joking? I'm not joking, I am a fucking millionaire, it's a weird thing to hear, right? , it's also a weird thing to say, and guess how old I am? twenty seven, do you know what that makes me here? A fucking senior citizen, this firm is entirely comprised of guys your age not mine, luckily for me I happen to be very fucking good at my job or I'd be out of one, you guys are the new blood you are the future big swinging dicks of this firm, let me tell you what's required: you are required to work your fucking ass off at this firm, we want winners, not "pikers", a "piker" walks at the bell, piker asks "how much vacation time you get in the first year", "vacation time?", people come to this firm for one reason: to become filthy rich, we're not here to make friends, we're not here to save the fucking manatees, you want "vacation time?" go to third grade public school, first three months you start as a trainee, you make one hundred and fifty dollars a week, after you're done training you take the Series 7 test, pass that, you become a junior broker and then your opening accounts for your team leader once you open forty accounts, you start working for yourself, the sky's the limit, a word or two about being a trainee, friends, relatives, other brokers will give you shit about it, it's true, one hundred fifty dollars is not a lot of money, pay them no minds, you need to learn this business and this is the time to do it, once you pass the test, none of that is going to matter, your friends are shit, you tell them you made twenty five grand last month, they're not going to fucking believe you, fuck that, fuck them, parents don't like the life you lead? Fuck you mom and dad! You'll see how it feels when you're making their fucking Lexus payments, now go home and think about it, think about if this is really for you, listen, if you decide it isn't its nothing to be embarrassed about, this job's not for everyone, but if you really want this, you call me on Monday and we'll talk, just don't waste my fucking time.

Jim Young: [to the new recruits] I want to talk to you guys about appearance because most of you dress like shit. I don't know what your financial situation is and I don't want to know, but you've got to get yourself at least one descent suit because we have a minimum level of aesthetic professionalism we have to maintain. In three months you can outfit your entire closet but for now just get something to hold you over, secondly, it's time to get your series 7 books, don't get nervous if you study you'll pass and then you begin trading as an FCC licensed broker, then you're a fucking millionaire and it's just that simple, I need three hundred bucks from each of you for the books and it will be returned if and when you pass the exam and I need that tomorrow that is all.

Jim Young: [to the new recruits in the main conference room] I want to talk to you guys about appearance because most of you dress like shit. I don't know what your financial situation is and I don't want to know, but you've got to get yourself at least one descent suit because we have a minimum level of aesthetic professionalism we have to maintain. In three months you can outfit your entire closet but for now just get something to hold you over, secondly, it's time to get your series 7 books, don't get nervous if you study you'll pass and then you begin trading as an FCC licensed broker, then you're a fucking millionaire and it's just that simple, I need three hundred bucks from each of you for the books and it will be returned if and when you pass the exam and I need that tomorrow that is all.

Jim Young: [to the new recruits] God damn it you fucking guys you passed the Series Seven over a month ago. Seth's the only one opening the necessary forty accounts for his team leader, when I was a junior broker I did it in twenty six days. You're not sending out press packets anymore. None of this "Debbie the Time Life operator" bullshit, so get on the phone, it's time to get to work, get off your ass, motion creates emotion, I remember one time this guy call me up and wanted to sell me stock, so I let him. I got every rebuttal out of this guy, I kept him on the phone for an hour and a half, towards the end I started asking him "buying" questions like "what's the firm minimum?" that's a buying question, right there that guy's got to take me down. It's not like I asked him "what's your 800 number?" that's a "fuck off" question. I was giving him a run and he blew it, the answer to a question like that is "zero", you don't like the idea don't pick a single share, but this puss is telling me "a hundred shares" no! Wrong answer! you have to be closing all the time and be aggressive, learn how to push, ask them questions, ask them rhetorical questions ask them anything, just get a "yes" out of them, "if your drowning and I throw you a life jacket would you grab it?", "yes", good, pick up two hundred shares I won't let you down", ask them how'd they like to see thirty, forty percent returns, what are they going to say? "no, fuck you I don't want to see those returns", if you can't learn how to close you better start thinking about another career and I'm deadly serious about that, dead fucking serious, and have your rebuttals ready a guy says "call me tomorrow", bullshit, somebody tells you they got money problems about buying two hundred shares is lying to you, do you know what I'd say to that? "Tell me you don't like my firm, tell me you don't like my idea, and tell me you don't like my fucking neck tie, but don't tell me you can't put together twenty five hundred bucks, that's it I'm done.