Now hiring. Whoo hoo!
A job-matching site which has my resumé on file just emailed me an alert about a new position for which I was supposedly a near-perfect match. I dutifully clicked through and started reading. Job description sounded good, and then I got to the ‘About the Company’ section:
Seattle — home to gourmet coffee, grunge, and thrift banking. Washington Mutual (WaMu), the largest thrift in the US, offers traditional consumer and commercial banking services, including deposit accounts, mortgages and other loans, securities brokerage, and the WM family of mutual funds, through about 2,200 bank branches in the West as well as New York and Connecticut, and nearly another 500 loan offices nationwide. It is one of the largest originators and servicers of residential mortgages in the US, in part through subsidiary Long Beach Mortgage, which offers subprime loans. However, the bank is exiting the subprime business.
Gotta love that disclaimer at the end. Really, if I were to change jobs now it would be out of the financial industry altogether, not from a relatively stable bank to … yeah.
WaMu, you can have my savings for as long as I don’t need it, but I draw the line at my paycheck. Sorry.