November 22nd, 1992.
That was my first official day as a financial planner. For several months, I had been working hard to get licensed, establish a network of contacts, and get set up to hit the ground running, but Wednesday, November 22, 1992 was my official first day on the job.
My manager generously allowed me to celebrate by taking the next day off. The fact that the next day was Thanksgiving and he wanted to spend it with his family, I am sure was just a coincidence.
Back then, the only days we had off were Sundays and major Federal holidays. The Friday after Thanksgiving was not one of them. So, on Friday the 24th I was back at it – or maybe I should say “at it” since I hadn’t really even gotten started yet.